From Harmonium Choral Society:
Harmonium Choral Society invites you to a free watch party of Open Minds, on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 7 pm on YouTube. Composed by Rob Redei with poetry by Deborah Kennedy, Open Minds gives voice to people with mental health challenges and those who love and care about them. The video is from the live concerts right before quarantine, in the gorgeous acoustic of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. This virtual premiere will include an introduction by Artistic Director Dr. Anne Matlack, and a post-concert interview with both the composer and the poet. Watchers can comment in the chat. Link to the performance from Harmonium’s YouTube Channel.
During the stream, there will be an opportunity to donate to The Mental Health Association in New Jersey, the non-profit that has supported the care and recovery of people with mental health and substance use disorders for over 75 years. Our goal is to raise awareness of those coping with mental health challenges, especially now during the disruptions and isolation of Covid-19, and to make more people aware of this important new choral work as a means of bringing discussion of mental health into the open without stigma.
Visit Open Minds Saves Lives for more information and to view the score.
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) strives to help people achieve victory over mental health and substance use disorders through its advocacy, education, training, and services. MHANJ’s vision is a community in which children and adults with behavioral health disorders can achieve full potential, free from stigma.
COVID-19 has left many feeling anxious or isolated. Many benefit greatly from virtual support groups and individual emotional health sessions sponsored by MHANJ. Visit MHANJ for more information. HOTLINE 866-202-HELP (4357).