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Baystate Franklin’s Clinical Notes to Present Free Holiday Concert

GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Clinical Notes, a hospital-based women’s a cappella chorus, will perform a free holiday concert, “Songs of Stars and Roses,” on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s main conference rooms. Under the direction of Kathryn Aubrey-McAvoy, the group will perform both traditional and contemporary holiday and secular music. Hospital staff, patients, visitors, and the public are invited to attend.

“This will be our first time holding an evening concert,” said Phyllis Stone, chorus manager. “We are hoping to attract staff, as well as family and friends, who often can’t make it to our noontime concerts.”

Clinical Notes was formed in 2003 by Stone and Annginette Anderson, who shared a love of a cappella singing and a belief that music should be part of a healing environment. Though members have come and gone over the 11 years, most of the singers have been in the group since its inception. The group performs two formal concerts yearly (during the holidays and at the beginning of summer), and sings at various hospital-related events, such as the annual Chocolate Fantasy, Nurses’ Week, and other celebrations. They have also performed during the Relay for Life Sacred Gathering, the Hospice of Franklin County tree lighting, the United Way A Cappella Festival, and the BFMC Follies.

For more information, contact Stone at (413) 773-2573 or [email protected]

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