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One Heart Choir

The One Heart Choir

Welcome!

This is where you will find images, videos, and articles about One Heart Choir activities.

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Read more about our director, Claire Victor.

It's also the place where you will find:

• Audition Announcements (see below)

• Everything you need to know about being a choir member (see below)

• Choir Member Agreement (see below)

• Respectful Communication Guide (click here).

 

 

Everything You Need to Know about Choir Fall 2017

To open, download, or print the One Heart Choir Membership Manual for Fall 2017, begin by clicking [ HERE ].  Then select the Choir folder, then click on the Choir Membership Manual Fall 2017 PDF.

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Choir Auditions

Love to sing? Want to be part of the music ministry here at the Center? The One Heart Choir has openings for the upcoming season. For information about how you might join, please read the document above titled, "Everything You Need to Know About Choir", and then e-mail director Claire Victor at vocalist@comcast.net or call 484-3810 to find out how to sign up

Warning: Choir may be habit-forming. Members have been known to laugh often, make new friends, and experience spontaneous outbursts of bliss.

 

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One Heart Choir Membership Agreement

To print the One Heart Choir Membership Agreement, begin by clicking [ HERE], then select the Choir folder, then find the Choir Membership Agreement PDF in the list. 

To print the One Heart Choir Audio Video Release Agreement, begin by clicking [ HERE] then select the Choir folder, then click on the Release Agreement from the list.

 

 

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Why I love the One Heart Choir

Members of the One Heart Choir express their gratitude for being part of the music ministry at the Center and tell the story of why they love to sing. Look for a different story every few weeks.

 

Every now and then I'm reminded that the songs we sing do count for something.  After having a "bad" day mentally and physically, I stopped in my tracts while listening to our downloaded music CD and took notice of the words of "Count Your Blessings".  Needless to say I took those words to heart, really listened...and all was well after that!  What a miracle!  No, really it was me slowing down and noticing my life and all the experiences that I am so blessed to have. 

Claire, great song you and Randal wrote.  Thanks...Olivia

 

I just wanted to express to you how wonderful it felt last week to become a New Heart!  Thank YOU Claire for all of your hard work and all of those that are your right-hand persons!  I have to admit that I felt over-whelmed, but it was a very good over-whelm!

It was so abundantly clear to me how much each person there loves and cares about their part in the choir and the role that it plays in the center community.  The first night was amazing, awesome, heart-felt.....I could go on and on.  Thank you over and over again. 

Blessings to you, Dinna

 

Thank goodness we are stuck with you Claire! I have learned more about singing, music, behaving, integrity, respect, showing up, being responsive, happiness, choosing, loving, boundaries, feeling included, listening to my own guides, working, paying attention, supporting, being available, opening up, breathing, and did I mention singing! That is in these four short months! I am letting my imagination wander to where I could be in 1 year, 2 years, and so on. With you as a leader, just your presence demands these things; your hard work, your diligence, your caring, your beautiful voice, are such examples. I feel blessed to be a part of such a great group with your leadership!
YAHOOOOOOOO! Happy to be stuck with you! You Rock!
In Happiness, Stacy

 

I also didn't take the time to express my appreciation for Claire.  She has been a light in my life over the past decade.  She has been an inspiration to me in how she led us consistently to improve and be our best;  how she helped me get to the edge of feelings where I could experience a presence not available during the rest of my life;  and how all she had to do was smile to brighten my days.  I was fortunate to spend an evening every week with her and all of you.  


Harvey

 

Singing with the One Heart Choir last Sunday takes me in and out of happiness and tears for each service we sing at. I've found I am opening my heart chakra in so many other areas of my life because of it. It extends into my work, my creativity, my relationships, love.....The heart combined with singing does amazing things to ones spirit.
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Why I Love to Sing in The One Heart Choir – Jo Lauer, Soprano

When I was a child, I remember holidays or Sunday gatherings of our multi-generational extended family after a huge meal of meat and potatoes, overcooked vegetables, and cherry or apple pie or whatever had been salvaged from the trees out back that year. We crowded into my Aunt’s family room, around the piano, on arms of couches, filling floor space. The kids, my cousins and I, always got to go first. We’d sing songs, create one-act plays, maybe do a tap dance routine while twirling batons. Whatever we did, it was to a rapturous audience.  

 

They loved us, we loved them, and we loved them loving us. Then the big folks would sing the “old time songs” that still linger somewhere in the back of my memory, and we’d all join in. This is where I learned harmony.  My Dad’s brother Bob and sister Charlotte would play the piano by ear, the various aunts, uncles, grandparents, and a few town elders thrown into the mix would pick out their parts and sing, if not always on tune, with more heart and soul than anyone on the radio.

When I was a teen, my cousin Ian died of a brain tumor. The family gathered a year later for vacation and to celebrate his life. We sat around one evening and sang, “I Come to the Garden Alone,” and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot,” in three-part harmony. Not a dry eye in the house. We lightened up a little with “Sentimental Journey,” “Doodle de Do,” and “Go Tell Aunt Rhode.”

My parents are gone now; all the grandparents, aunts, and uncles preceded them. A few of my cousins have died, and the rest of us are spread all over the map. Singing in The One Heart Choir is a way of honoring my family, my connection to music and Spirit, to the beauty of energy vibrating through harmony. I am as much in service to my church family when I get to sing to you as I was singing to my Great Grammy Godlove. It’s a personal expression of love, from me to you, joined by all my choir “cousins,” in fabulous harmony. And so it is; and so it has always been. 

In deep gratitude,  

Jo Lauer

 

 

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More fun photos of the One Heart Choir

 Photos by Will Bakx 

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This is what we do in between performances.

 

 

 

 Photos from our performance on October 20, 2013.

Patrick Hardman and Calvin Johnson were soloists.

Thanks to Will Bakx for taking photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choir Members

AlannaTaomina  Alanna Taormina

  Alison Willits

Andrew Andrew Burton

   Anne Snyder

Barbara Stafford

  Betty Perkins

Bill Schaffer

 BradBrink1 Brad Brink

BrittneyBailey Brittney Bailey

Calvin Johnson

CaroleWoodall  Carole Woodall

 Chris D Chris Davis

ChristiCorrad2i Christi Corradi

CindyCollins1 Cindy Collins

  Claire Victor

Clark Omholt Clark Omholt

Connie Bertlshofer

  Daisy Blincoe

DavidBurns David Burns

  David Colombo 

DavidHartranft  David Hartranft

  Dinna Lopez-Withrich

  Ed Myers

Francesca Cannavale

Gabriella Randozzo

GilBaxter Gil Baxter

   Jaci Oshun

JeannineHarris Jeannine Harris

Jeff Wong

 Jeffrey Nation

  Jessica Brandes

Jo Lasley

 Jo Lauer

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 Joan Etchandy

 

Joann Hawk

JuliaHansen1 Julie Hansen

 JunellePorter Junelle Porter

Kelly Metcalf

 Larry Wendt

Laura LaVelle

LawrenceEdwards2  Lawrence Edwards

  Lea Sassone

 Leandra Swent

Linda Conner

Linda Weber

LisaBarry  Lisa Barry

  Livonne Englebrecht

  Louie Salazar

Lynne Adler

Marjorie Favuzzi

MelodieBelagio Melodie Belagio

MicheleBouvier Michele Bouvier

Mike Perkins

Morningsong

Olivia Kinzler

PattieAtwater1 Pattie Atwater

Pamela Letourneau Pamela Letourneau

 Pamela Lewis

PatEhrmann Pat Ehrmann

  Patrick Hardman

Priscilla Branthave

Robert Rockefeller

  Robin Smith

Ron Schuster

MsRosie Rosie Rodriquez

Shafee Ballinger

Sharona Tracy

ShelleyCarver Shelley Carver

Sherry Lester

Stacy Sheridan

 Steven Anderson

Steve Delap

Steve Sassone

SusanBennett  Susan Bennett

 SummerLarson1 Summer Larson

Susan Stewart Susan Stewart

  Suzanne Smith

SuzanneSpencer1 Suzanne Spencer

Talley

Tracy Luther-Brown

UschiSchnell Uschi Schnell

  Wyvonne Columbo

 In Remembrance. Thank you for sharing your gifts. May eternal light surround you.

  Myra Polikoff

  Murray Lewis

 

Featured Music

Our Celebration Services feature great music at every Sunday and Wednesday Service. 

Click here to see
upcoming music events.

I invite you to join us on Wednesdays for First Wednesday Prayer, Music and Song Service, Third Wednesday Healing Service, and Fifth Wednesday Sacred Chanting Service. 

What I Receive

"A greater sense of community and spiritual belonging."

Tom

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You can call the Telephone Prayer Ministry at 707-546-4561 or submit an online prayer request by clicking [here].