Our History

The Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords has traveled more than 80,000 miles bringing the joy of music to thousands of people.

Annual Events and Concerts

  • Christmas Sing-a-long at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center
  • Middlesex Hospital Hospice Memorial Service
  • Middlesex Hospital Employee Service Awards Dinner
  • Middlesex Hospital Volunteer Dinner
  • Middlesex Hospital Management Club Christmas Party
  • Winter and Spring Concerts for the community

Donations made by the Vocal Chords

  • Awarded $70,000 in scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a career in nursing or music;
  • 2012-2016 Scholarships Recipients; 2011 Scholarship Recipients
  • Amazing Grace Food Bank in Middletown: 6289 pounds of food and $1950 cash donated
  • Community Health Center
  • Eddie Home
  • Middlesex Hospital Hospice Unit
  • Middlesex Hospital Obstetrics Department
  • Pajamas and Books for needy children
  • Salvation Army

Vocal Chords developed a “CD Music Program” for ICU patients as an instrument of healing.

Concert/Events

2017
Recipient of the Middletown Commission on the Arts Advocacy Award.
March 22, 2017 proclaimed Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords Day.

2015
Celebrated our 25th Anniversary

2014
Tree Lighting Ceremony at Middlesex Hospital

2013
Mini Patriotic and Christmas Concert for Veterans Day at the Veterans Hospital in Rocky Hill, CT

2012
Flash Mob – Surprised shoppers at the Westfield Meriden Mall on Dec 8th with more than 200 voices singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

2011
10th Anniversary 9/11 Patriotic Tribute at the Bushnell, Hartford, CT  (see bottom of page)

2010
Celebrating 20 years of “Singing Together as a Family”

2009
Created a keepsake cookbook for members, family and friends
Advanced to 3rd round to perform at the Obama Presidential Inaugural Ball
Centennial Park, public performance, Nashville, TN

2008
Cancer Relay for Life, public performance and participation, Middletown, CT

2007
Cancer Relay for Life, public performance and participation, Middletown, CT

2005
Connecticut Council for Hospice and Palliative Care, Hamden, CT

2003
Daffodil Day at Long Hill Estates, Middletown, CT

2002
Goodwin Park’s Holiday Light Fantasia, Hartford, CT
Patriotic Concert – Tribute to 911, Middletown High School, Middletown, CT

2001
Infant Memorial Service at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT
White House South Lawn and Union Station, Washington DC

1999
Cancer Survivors Day, Connecticut State Legislature
American Legion Baseball World Series, Palmer Field, Middletown, CT

1997
Alzheimer’s Benefit Concert, St. Mary Czestochowa Church, Middletown, CT
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
Performance for the Pope, Vatican, Rome, Italy

1996
Breast Cancer Awareness

1995
Baldt Castle, Thousand Islands, NY
Montreal, Canada – Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish Hospital, Rideau Centre, Ottawa

1994
Foxwoods Casino, Ledyard, CT
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

1993
Public performance – U.S. Post Office Pavilion, Pennsylvania Ave., Washington DC
Concert for Senators Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman and staff, Dirksen Senate Building, Washington DC

1991
Performance with the Chamber Orchestra featuring a portion of Handel’s “Messiah”
Middlesex Community College’s 25th Anniversary, Middletown, CT
Portland, CT’s 150th Anniversary Celebration