November 1st, 2011

A concert to support Great River Hospice’s music-care program is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Oak Street Baptist Church, 1303 Oak St., Burlington. Part of the church’s “First Friday Concert: A Night of Music” series, the concert will include performances by music-care program volunteers.

The program matches Great River Hospice patients with musicians who play or sing their favorite types of music. Volunteer musicians participate in training developed by a licensed music therapist that includes methods for using music to help alleviate pain, enhance memory, express feelings, improve communication and manage stress. More than 40 musicians share their talents.

The concert is free. Money collected in a freewill offering will be used to purchase of MP3 players for use by Great River Hospice patients.      

Music-care program volunteers scheduled to perform Friday are Brian Anderson, Dan and Karen Brownlee, Dorothy Burgin, Amy Crowner, Trudy Denny, Gloria DeVilbiss, Dean and Esther Graber, Linda Hale, Ben Johnson, Bill Luckenbill, Jennifer Meller, Joann Orthel, Delores Plummer, Roxy Riessen, Arleen Starman and Gene Wilkerson. Selections will range from piano and vocal performances to accordion, bagpipes and harmonica.

For more information, please call Great River Hospice at 319-768-3350.