May 9, 2020
Savannah Voice Festival and Hospice Savannah: Voices That Heal
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) and Hospice Savannah are collaborating in a brand-new initiative, “Voices That Heal,” as part of SVF’s new "Virtually Live” program. Music therapy is an established part of Hospice Savannah’s services and this new collaboration with SVF focuses on the therapeutic value of songs and the human voice. After its initial broadcast, “Voices That Heal” will be made available to view on an ongoing basis through Hospice Savannah and Savannah VOICE Festival's media channels. The participative online experience will begin with Sara Breyfogle’s relaxation exercises to prepare everyone to receive the music positively. Chad Sonka will then lead a discussion about what makes songs comforting, including rhythm, lyrics, sonorities and, of course, the voice. This will be followed by a concert of uplifting songs and culminate in a recording of world-renowned baritone and SVF’s co-founder Sherrill Milne’s inspirational "Largo al factotum" from Il Barbiere di Siviglia!