TC AZ is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) Charity - AZ QCO Code 22218
Here's information taken from the Iowa State University website about the virtual choir organized by Professor Elizabeth Stegemoller:
Participating singing groups include The Ames Gang: (Iowa) directed by Elizabeth Stegemöller; Waverly Warblers: (Iowa) directed by Kara Rewarts; Orange County Tremble Clefs: (California) directed by Karen Skipper; Tremble Clefs Arizona (Arizona) directed by Sunjoo Lee; Rush Copley Memorial (Illinois) directed by Linda Jerdzyk; SING OUT! (Northwestern Medicine (Illinois) directed by Jessica Pouranfar; Petersons PD Choir (Tennessee) directed by Carrie Friddell; North State Therapy Choir (California) directed by Erin Haley and Pam Sachs; Singing with Parkinson’s Chorus, Concord Conservatory (Massachusetts) directed by Greta Feenly; Tremble Clefs Massachusetts directed by Ann Muskopf and Marilyn Okonow; The Parkinsonics (Maryland) directed by Leo Wanenchak and Ellen Talles; PD singing group (Florida) directed by Danielle Porter; Park n’ Songs (Toowoomba, Australia) directed by Clare Birchley; Park n’ Songs (Bayside, Australia) directed by Fiona Sham; Park n’ Songs (Ashwood, Australia) directed by Geoff Serpell and Monika Harris.
The groups will come together again virtually on September 30, for a concert on YouTube, as part of their annual festival. At the festival, the individual groups will each perform a number. The directors will also join together as a virtual choir for one of the piece.
Sponsors of the virtual choir activity include Green Hills Retirement Community, American Parkinson’s Disease Association – Iowa Chapter, and Iowa State University.
The Singing Festival goes online Wednesday September 30th at 5:00 p.m. CT on this YouTube channel link:
Since there is a 2 hour difference that would be 3:00 p.m. In Phoenix, Arizona
Many of our members accepted an invitation to participate in a virtual PD singing festival. We were invited to join this project by Elizabeth Stegemöller, an Associate Professor at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Dr. Stegemöller has researched the benefits of singing for persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and leads a PD singing group in Ames, Iowa.
“What the World Needs Now is Love” is the song of a mega Virtual PD Choral Production. Our members were recorded singing “We Go On Day By Day” written by our own Beth Lee. Tremble Clefs Arizona is joining in this virtual concert with 2 Tremble Clefs groups from California. Singers were photographed and recorded by university students.
Photograph to the right: Beth Lee
A few of the participating members are pictured below; clockwise:
Jim Histand, Kathleen Coyolii, John Sylvester, Patricia Edgar, Ed Coyoli
In her own words, Sun Joo explains: "I have decided to donate my professional hours to help Tremble Clefs raise money so our programs can continue. All the fees collected with this Special Zoom class will go to Tremble Clefs Arizona."
The number of participants in this Zoom will be limited to 25. This special Zoom will give people with Parkinson's disease more time to interact with our music therapist, Sun Joo Lee. It will meets every Friday morning at 8:50 a.m.
Sessions will continue in August, September, and October. The cost for a month with 4 Friday sessions is $40. You pay by the month, not the session. There will be no refunds if you miss a Friday.
Tremble Clefs Arizona needs to raise funds for our new South East Tremble Clefs, which meets in Sun Lakes. Of course, with the coronavirus we do not meet in person. There are no group practice sessions as previously; no concerts. Fund-raising events are cancelled. Grant funds from the Parkinson Foundation helped us begin two new groups in Maricopa County. We actively seek donations from our members and their families and friends, to help us continue what we have begun. We are a recognized charity. For more information about how to donate, please go to the Donations page of our website.
By donating her expertise and time for this new Friday Special Zoom, our Music Director is helping TC AZ raise funds. Let's hope SunJoo's example inspires others to donate to TC AZ.