Hospice Singing workshop notes – Rochester ACDA Conference

Here are notes on the “Hospice Choirs – The Spirit Of The Movement” workshop presented by Trey Pratt with Peter & Mary Alice Amidon at the 2020 Eastern ACDA Conference on March 5, 2020 in Rochester, NY.

Trey put together a lot of information for the workshop in this
workshop presentation

More resources:

    • Many of the arrangements sung by the Hallowell singers and the Journey Home singers can be found on the Amidon’s Online Sheet Music Download store.
    • The Amidons are founding members of Hallowell an a cappella SATB hospice singing group that has been an inspiration to the formation of scores of other independent a cappella SATB hospice singing groups.
    • Kathy Leo, the founding director of Hallowell, has written a wonderful book about hospice singing: On the Breath of Song, that is highly recommended, particular for those starting a new hospice singing group.
    • The DVD Holding Our Own is a film about death and dying that features Hallowell and their hospice singing work.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Peter Amidon
Hallowell co-Music Director