Medical Center Chorale and Healing Voices
The Medical Center Chorale and Healing Voices vocal groups include Medical Center employees and friends who enjoy singing and contributing to the healing arts. No auditions are required, only rehearsal attendance in Davis Memorial Chapel as described below.
Rehearsals and concerts are fun and educational. The choral director is Michael Westmoreland, and both groups are accompanied by pianist, Norris Norwood.
A variety of styles and music from various periods is performed by both groups.
About the Concert Chorale
Rehearsals for the Chorale are held from 5:15 to 6:30pm on Tuesdays in Davis Chapel. The group prepares two concerts each year and performs those as well as for various other events around the Medical Center and in the community. No auditions are required!
About Healing Voices
The Healing Voices ensemble is a group of singers who perform twice a month on various patient units in the Hospital, once at noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month and and once at 4pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. They rehearse quarterly on the 3rd Tuesday of January, April, July, and October, from 12:00 - 12:45pm, also in Davis Chapel. The Medical Center does support employees to participate in Healing Voices performances on paid time at the discretion of their managers.
About Our Staff
Michael Westmoreland has been working with choirs for almost 20 years. He is an alumnus of Wake Forest where he earned a Bachelor's degree in music and a Master's degree in Liberal Studies. He also studied music history and early music performance in the graduate program at Case Western Reserve. Michael is a faculty member at Davidson Community College in Lexington, where he teaches courses in music and humanities, and he is also Director of Music at Fries Memorial Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. Michael lives here in Winston-Salem with his wife, Brandy, and two sons, Phoenix and Hal. When not working, Michael enjoys coaching his sons' ball teams, hunting, fishing, and following Demon Deacons sports.
Norris Norwood, a distinguished soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist, is the piano accompanist for the Medical Center Chorale and Healing Voices. Formerly a staff pianist at the North Carolina School of the Arts and assistant director of the Community Music School of the Stevens Center, Norwood is currently the organist at Ardmore Baptist Church. Solo and chamber music appearances and invitations have taken him across the world, including a trip to London where he played for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Locally, Norwood has played with the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies, the Bel Canto Company of Greensboro, and the Carolina Chamber Symphony.
For more information, please e-mail Linda Easter at email@example.com .