Contact: Tiffany East
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Truckee River Choir Bringing Music Therapy to Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
Reno, Nev. (October 17, 2019) – Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is seeking individuals to sing in the new Truckee River Choir, which began on September 19, 2019. The choir is a new collaboration between Catholic Charities, Note-Able Music Therapy Services and Bella Voce Reno, with the intent of providing inclusive musical experiences to all members of our community.
The Truckee River Choir aims to provide citizens with a passion for music a purposeful place to be. Conceptually based on street choirs from larger U.S. cities, the Truckee River Choir is unique in that there is a board-certified music therapist present at every rehearsal. This means that each session incorporates elements of music therapy, which is the research-based and therapeutic use of music to help people gain greater health and well-being. Currently, the Truckee River Choir’s goal is to sing on Thanksgiving Day at St. Vincent’s Dining Room.
“Choirs can be an extremely valuable opportunity for people to belong to something while gleaning the benefits of the universal language of music,” said Barbara Klipfel, Chief Outcomes Officer, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada. “Our hope is that people from all walks of life will participate in the Truckee River Choir and share the gift of music.”
The Truckee River Choir rehearses every Thursday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Dining Room located at 325 Valley Road in Reno. There is no musical experience required to participate and drop-ins are always welcome to join. Participation in the choir is free and open to all.
For more information on Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, visit ccsnn.org. For more information on Note-Able Music Therapy Services, visit nmtsreno.org. For more information on Bella Voce, visit bellavocereno.org
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, is dedicated to providing support to those in need in the Reno/Sparks community as well as across rural Nevada. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise up out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. We do this through a broad range of services, including food resources, maternity/family services, case management, and residential programs. On average, over 20,000 individuals receive support from us on a monthly basis.