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Local Residents’ Chorus To Sing At Chicago Bears Halftime Show This Sunday

Local Residents' Chorus To Sing At Chicago Bears Halftime Show This Sunday - West Chicago News
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Two West Chicago residents, Louise Handel and Stuart Garner will be at the Chicago Bears game on Sunday… Actually, they’ll be more than just in attendance, they’ll be performing during halftime with a local community chorus they sing with. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Voices of Hope Chorus will perform on Sunday, October 15th at halftime of the Chicago Bears Game against the Minnesota Vikings at noon. Halftime is always a big deal with awesome entertainment and acts, this is a big deal for these local residents and their chorus. They’ll be singing two songs in front of over 55,000 NFL in-person spectators and over 20 million television viewers.

The Voices of Hope Chorus is a chorus of 60+ singers made up of both women and men. The Chorus embraces the joy of music and the supportive power of community for those who’ve been affected by breast cancer.

1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2023, an estimated 297,790 women and 2,800 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Chances are, you know at least one person who has been personally affected by breast cancer. When caught in its earliest, localized stages, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%.  Advances in early detection and treatment methods have significantly increased breast cancer survival rates in recent years, and there are currently over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States

About The Voices of Hope Chorus:
“We’re a welcoming, nonauditioned chorus that’s open to all, including breast cancer survivors. Whether you’ve experienced the disease firsthand or have loved ones and friends who have, we invite you to discover the hope, support, and friendship of our group, along with joyful melodies that mend. Our members thrive on our unique sense of community. We celebrate breast cancer survivorship and the power of song. From pop and rock to the Great American Songbook, we cover a broad range of musical styles. As part of our commitment to inclusivity, Voices of Hope is a diverse group that’s caring, upbeat, and friendly.”

Their former chorus Sing to Live Community Chorus dissolved in late May due to financial reasons. The members rallied together and formed a brand new chorus within 4 months. This will be the first performance for the Bears as this chorus. Sing to Live had previously performed for them twice. Voices of Hope will be performing The Greatest Love of All and (Your Love) Keeps Lifting Me Higher.

The chorus has a couple of performances in the works, details will be forthcoming. The chorus’s concerts are normally in both Oak Park (November 10, 7:30) and Glenview (November 11, 7:30) where they rehearse. Tickets are available on their website: voicesofhopecc.com

Select tickets are still available for the Bears Vs. Vikings game on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago, Click HERE to view or purchase tickets via Ticketmaster. If you can’t get to the game, be sure to tune in to the Bears Game on TV on Sunday-especially at halftime to support these local residents and their efforts to heal from the fallout of breast cancer and to help raise awareness of how many people are affected by this disease, kickoff is at noon and the game will be broadcast on FOX.


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