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

  • Middlesex Hospital Lobby Tree Lighting
  • 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 $74,000 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: 8,899 lbs of food and $8,661 collected to date
  • 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.


Our 30th Anniversary (due to COVID Pandemic no singing was allowed)

October 2019 — Washington DC — sang for the Freedom Flight honoring the Veterans of World War II

Portland Veterans Dinner (mini patriotic concert) sponsored by Melilli’s Café, Portland
Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony, Middlesex Hospital
Mini Broadway concert at Harbor Park’s “Rolling on the River Chili Cook-off”

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

Celebrated our 25th Anniversary

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Middlesex Hospital

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

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

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

Celebrating 20 years of “Singing Together as a Family”

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

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

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

Connecticut Council for Hospice and Palliative Care, Hamden, CT

Daffodil Day at Long Hill Estates, Middletown, CT

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

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

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

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

Breast Cancer Awareness

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

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

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

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