The Rancho Murieta Voices performed on February 16th, at the VA Hospital at Mather in honor of the “National Salute to Veteran Patients Week”. They sang a tribute to all five services and a selection of patriotic songs. This was quite a different venue for the Chorus due to singing right next to the main entrance door to the lobby, where people were going in and out. Though a bit different, it didn’t really disturb the singers at all, and all the Voices sang out with pride.
Many people stopped for a while when they saw and heard the singing, and that included nurses, doctors and administrators who were passing trough. There were three rows of chairs for those that wanted to stay and listen, and several people actually sat down for the whole hour performance, which did make it all worth while. All in all, this turned out to be a really good time for everyone.
After the group finished singing in the lobby, many went up to the third floor to sing for those who were recovering in beds, so that they could enjoy a little serenading as well.
To cap off the day, the Chorus was invited to eat in the cafeteria, which most of the singers enjoyed. There were lots of selections, including, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, hot food, and a really good salad bar. It was nice to spend some extra time chatting with people in the group since they don’t get much time to do that normally. They look forward to doing this again somewhere else next month….