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Parkinson's Tremble Clefs to Perform at Back Bay Chorale Concert

WALTHAM, MA (December 1, 2015) - JF&CS Tremble Clefs, a choral group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, will be performing with the Back Bay Chorale at their “A Boston Christmas” concert on Sunday, December 20 at the Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street in Boston’s Copley Square. (Please visit bbcboston.org for tickets and more information.)

The Tremble Clefs have been invited, along with the Lexington High School choruses, to sing several songs with the Back Bay Chorale. Participation by the Tremble Clefs at this concert is the culmination of our partnership with the Back Bay Chorale in its BRIDGES program, which focuses on using the power of music to make connections with community programs. Several Back Bay Chorale singers/volunteers have undertaken a project to interview singers from the Tremble Clefs as part of a #WhyISing project. As Back Bay Chorale singers have attended Tremble Clefs rehearsals this fall, the two groups have gotten to know each other, creating a powerful and moving experience for all involved.

The Parkinson’s Family Support Program of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) has been offering education and arts-based therapeutic programming to people with PD and their care partners for the past eight years. A Tremble Clefs participant said, “I had been searching for something and coming here, I have found it! Finally, I have found people who ‘get’ what having and living with Parkinson’s is all about.” The Tremble Clefs choral group is designed to strengthen the voices of people with Parkinson’s disease, and has been designed in consultation with Massachusetts General Hospital speech therapists.

About Jewish Family & Children’s Service
For 150 years, Jewish Family & Children’s Service has provided exceptional human service and health care programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. With an integrated network of more than 40 programs serving communities throughout Eastern and Central Massachusetts, JF&CS helps people of all faiths and backgrounds meet life’s challenges. JF&CS programs focus on serving particularly vulnerable populations including children and adults with disabilities or mental illness, new mothers and their infants, seniors living with chronic conditions, and people experiencing financial crisis, hunger, or domestic abuse. For more information, please visit www.jfcsboston.org.

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