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Community-building chorus in Winooski

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 by 1 comment

An uplifting story from Matt Sutkoski at the Burlington Free Press today…

The city of Winooski needed more music, more songs, Maria Rinaldi decided earlier this year.

At about the same time, the same thought crossed the mind of Sister Pat McKittrick of the Sisters of Providence. “I wanted something to lift spirits and bring people to the community. I really believe music is healing,” she said.

The two women’s thoughts culminated recently in the inaugural concert of the Winooski Community Chorus. About a dozen chorus members entertained about 125 people Dec. 6 at the Sisters of Providence chapel. McKittrick said that was many more people than expected…

McKittrick and Rinaldi recruited chorus members by posting messages on Front Porch Forum and in church bulletins and by talking the chorus up to friends and relatives…

Maria Rinaldi

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