A Bright Spot During COVID

By Margaret Gavin  |  Participant  |  Voices in Motion

I have joined the Sing-along every week since it started. I never miss it because I love the selection of songs, Erica’s amazing voice & wonderful piano-playing and Rick’s harmonizing. It is a weekly respite from COVID.

Due to the COVID restrictions, I only go out once or maybe twice a month, for grocery shopping or appointments, so it is lovely to have the Sing-along to look forward to each week. There is such a good cross-section of songs, from old standards & Broadway show tunes to pop and rock, from ballads and folk music to a bit of country. It is lovely to hear old favourites sung so beautifully.

I don’t always sing along…sometimes it is just nice to feel like I have company for that 45 minutes. Sometimes it is nice to feel like I am at a concert. Either way, Erica’s charming smile and the casual, easy-going style of the Sing-along makes me smile and lifts my spirits. As a senior living alone, having a musical interlude every week is a blessing.

My mother had Alzheimer’s for the last 17 years of her life. One thing she could still do all those years was sing. It is lovely to now hear songs at the weekly Sing-along that my mother and I sang together. That is why I have such a warm spot in my heart for the contribution of the Voices in Motion Choir and for Erica & Rick.