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Clinical Notes to perform a cappella summer solstice concert Tuesday

  • Clinical Notes, the Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s women’s a cappella chorus, will perform its annual summer solstice concert, “How Can We Keep from Singing,” Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Contributed photo


Monday, June 19, 2017

GREENFIELD — Clinical Notes, Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s women’s a cappella chorus, will perform its annual summer solstice concert, “How Can We Keep from Singing,” Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s main conference rooms at 164 High St., Greenfield.

The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions to help defray the cost of music are welcome. Kathryn Aubry-McAvoy of Turners Falls directs the chorus; Phyllis Stone of Erving is the manager and assistant director.

The concert will include a variety of styles of music, with most of the music having a theme of “singing.”

“To the best of my knowledge, Baystate Franklin is the only hospital in western Massachusetts with its own a cappella chorus,” Stone said. “We are proud that we have kept the chorus going for 14 years now; and most of our members have been with the chorus since its inception.”

The 13-member, self-supported chorus, established in 2003, consists of current and former hospital employees and volunteers, as well as family members or friends of staff. Members come from Colrain, Erving, Greenfield, Haydenville, Leverett, Northampton, Shutesbury, Turners Falls and Worthington.

Clinical Notes performs two annual concerts — a holiday concert and a summer solstice concert — as well as a mini-concert at Baystate Franklin’s annual Chocolate Fantasy event in February.

The chorus has also performed at other events, including the annual Hospice of Franklin County tree-lighting ceremony, the BFMC Follies, Relay for Life, local variety shows and various hospital functions.

For more information on the Clinical Notes summer concert, contact Phyllis Stone, 413-834-2436 or email: par2453@gmail.com