Our first project, in September 2009, raised over $12,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. More than 100 singers participated and over 1,200 were in attendance. To keep with our mission, we continue to reach out to the community as we make beautiful music together to benefit a cause.
Since that first project we have been privileged to sing in support of the following Causes: The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Research Association, The American Heart Association, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Hospice Association of Stark County, The Domestic Violence Project of Stark County, Special Olympics Organizations in Stark County, The Local Salvation Army with hats, scarves, gloves and mittens, Pegasus Farm, Meals on Wheels of Westbrook Park UMC, HALO Foundation...Proudly donating tens of thousands of dollars.
"When I was asked why I sing with A Chorus For A Cause, my first response was simply for the love of music and song. After thinking about it for a minute I would say… I’m a better person for singing with ACFAC. I’m a better vocal musician for my involvement. I have new friends with whom to share this passion. I get to sing and learn under the simply marvelous leadership of Maestra Christine Allison. I believe God loves me more when I am a part of music… one of His greatest gifts to all of humankind."- Darryl Flinn
“I joined A Chorus for a Cause after being recruited by the Ferris’s. I love to sing, especially under Christine’s professional leadership and of course for different causes. Being part of a caring group is very important to me.” - John Miller
A Chorus For A Cause is a group of musicians making a difference by bringing compelling music and enjoyment to our community while supporting causes which make our world a better place.
Singing Keeps You Young
"According to Victoria Meredith, a University of Western Ontario professor who used the school's adult choirs as a 'live research lab,' participation in choral music leads to increased respiratory function, improved overall health, a heightened immune system and improved brain function. Meredith also concludes that performing in a choir 'can keep you younger and healthier for longer.'"
“for it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assissi Prayer
I sing for the shear soul lightening joy it provides me.
I sing with ACFAC because it is challenging and fun.
I sing because I enjoy being surrounded by talented and caring people – of which there are so many in ACFAC.
I sing because it puts a smile on my face, and I have been told that my face looks better that way…J"
“As a retired clergyperson, A Chorus for a Cause has been a wonderful way to continue serving others and feeling like I am doing something worthwhile with my life - while also loving using my passion in life, which is music. How privileged I feel to be a part of such a wonderful organization!”
- Anita Rayburn
Here’s what some of our singers say about singing in A Chorus for a Cause (ACFAC):