Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir
An interfaith, multi-cultural community choir made up of members from several North Shore communities.
We welcome adult members regardless of age (18 yrs. & over), religion, disability, or ethnicity. Members represent many faiths; male and female with varied socio-economic backgrounds. Fluency in at least three languages is represented within our membership; Spanish, Hebrew; French.
Our performances celebrate and share our diverse cultures. Our interpretations of gospel, ethnic, inspirational music, and dramatic presentation introduce the communities to an experience, which may be new to them. While the North Shore is home to a diverse population, often those individual communities are separated by income, religion, ethnicity or age, and do not have the opportunity to learn about each other. Through a combination of song, movement and dramatic presentation, audience members benefit motivationally, inspirationally, or simply by the social experience. Follow Hymn Interfaith Choir has become the vehicle through which we share the rich diversity of the North Shore community with all of its members.
Our varied style of presentation allows our audiences to respond and touch something beyond their own individual point of references.
We embrace our cultural similarities and differences, learn from one another and share this knowledge with others. We apply this philosophy of respect, learning and sharing on and off stage.
Among our members are professional musicians, artists, educators, media and communication specialists, and retired executive administrators – all of whom share a commitment to volunteerism for the benefit of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What kinds of songs does the Choir sing?
A. The choir performs an extensive repertoire or music. Traditional spiritual and contemporary gospel, top the list. We also perform inspirational and motivational music including songs sung in Spanish and Hebrew, Swahili; Jazz, Pop, and Broadway tunes.
Q. How often does the Choir rehearse? How often do you perform? Does the Choir take a break?
A. The choir rehearses regularly on Monday nights. Rehearsals are increased as needed in preparation for performances. The choir takes short breaks, (1-2 weeks off) following major performances and for several weeks in the summer, and the week before and after major holidays, i.e. Christmas/Hanukah, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day.
Q. As a member, do I have any financial obligations to the Choir?
A. Each member contributes in the form of annual dues. See the membership page for detailed information.
Q. Does the Choir travel? Who pays for travel?
A. The choir does travel to perform occasionally. Usually travel is local. The organization will usually reimburse for parking, tolls and/or gas.
Q. What happens if I have a successful audition?
A. After a successful audition, you will be notified. It will then be you decision to be a part of Follow Hymn Music Ministries. If you choice to join, you will be asked to pay your annual dues within a month of joining.