Who We Are
The Harbour Singers was formed in 2008 to support persons in end of life care settings at a hospice, hospital, nursing home, or at home throughout the Southern Maine region. We offer a gift of song at bedside from a small group of caring volunteers.
The Harbour Singers is a non-denominational chorus with non-profit status under the umbrella of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco & Biddeford. The choir is open to all who wish to sing. Any person, whether they come with a religious affiliation, spiritual practice or social concern, is welcome to join.
What We Offer
The Harbour Singers offers music that respects and touches each individual’s spiritual or personal needs.
As a chorus we sing at group gatherings in nursing homes or hospitals.
In small groups we sing bedside at home or in a facility that welcomes such support for patients. We hope that our music will provide comfort and enjoyment to all who hear it.
The Harbour Singers have collaborated in this program with the four hospice organizations in Southern Maine. With their assistance the Singers have received basic training to insure that our presence in your home or at the bedside of a loved one will be a discreet and loving experience. Privacy is of the utmost importance.
The services of The Harbour Singers are free to all who request it. Donations are welcome as appropriate to help with the cost of music and other miscellaneous expenses.
Harbour Singers in the News
The Portland Press Herald ran an article about the Harbour Singers on June 3, 2009. - no longer available
MPBN featured the Harbour Singers in an August 18, 2010 story.
You can listen here: The Gift of Song: Bringing Comfort to the Dying
The Biddeford Courier featured the Harbour Singers in a May 24, 2012 story.
You can listen here: Harbour Singers calm patients at most sensitive time