Peace of Heart is a volunteer New York City Choir that came together shortly after the 9/11 tragedies. Our aim is to promote healing, diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music. We perform free of charge to social service providers.
Peace of Heart Choir came together shortly after the 9/11 tragedies. What was initially a group gathered for one performance grew into an entity that now performs 20 community concerts every year. We have sung for people in hospitals, homeless shelters, domestic violence safe havens, nursing homes, and hospices; for a wide range of community and advocacy groups who share our commitment to serve citizens from New York's diverse ethnic, racial, cultural and spiritual traditions; and in public concerts open to all New Yorkers, at locations such as the Central Park, the September 11th Memorial, the Port Authority, the High Line, and Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. To date, we have performed more than 300 community concerts for others in need and for those who share a commitment to serve them.
If you love to sing, and believe in "giving back," we would love for you to audition with us. We accept singers who are able to:
- Blend with other voices
- Sing a cappella (without instruments or accompaniment)
- Sing arrangements for multiple vocal parts
The ability to sight read is not essential.
We have a multi-language choral repertoire that features diverse genres and musical traditions from around the world. We rehearse Thursday evenings in midtown Manhattan. In addition to rehearsals, we ask singers to try to attend at least half of the outreach concerts scheduled each concert period, as well as the final Benefit Concert.
Peace of Heart is a community choir that came together shortly after the September 11, 2001 tragedies. Our aim is to promote healing, diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music.
Peace of Heart Choir Sings at Bryant Park, The 9/11 Memorial, and Astoria Park by Carrie Wesolowski all photos by Frank Asencio How do you keep the music playing? If you’re Peace of Heart Choir and you’ve just performed another successful Spring Benefit Concert, you usher in summer
Peace of Heart Choir Sings at the New York State Veterans’ Home by Carrie Wesolowski (all photos by Frank Asencio) “ Serving Those Who Served. ” You can find these words—this motto—on various signs and throughout the New York State Veterans Home, a 250-bed facility owned and operated b