Minstrel n (Historical Term) a medieval wandering musician who performed songs or recited poetry with instrumental accompaniment
Vision: Making music with heart among isolated people living in
When the loneliness of
seclusion and pain of homelessness are impacted by music, a sense of human
connection and positive change develops. When guest or resident becomes the performer, there is
transformation. Hope is
forged. Live interactive music
activates joy and conjures up possibility. Music heals.
Enter the Boston
Minstrels, Boston’s troupe of volunteer singers and musicians that offer
compassionate and creative musical expression to folks residing in shelters,
prisons, and senior homes.
Since 1991, the Minstrels
have been providing energetic and warm-hearted performances that lift people’s
spirits.The benefits of live
music, participatory singing and dancing are now proven to lift emotional
states, ignite imagination, and arouse joy and revelry.When the curtain falls, all are in a
state of happiness and well-being.
There are over seventy
Minstrel events yearly and nearly one hundred volunteers comprise the
chorale. Thousands of participants
are rejuvenated every year.
Brighton Common on Chestnut
Hill Av. just south of Brighton Center
Harbor Cruise aboard "The Beacon"From 3:30PM – 5:30PM Followed by dinner at Kinsale
Allston Brighton Parade
Meet at Tim's house, 102 Litchfield St. Park in Star Market (on Western Ave.) lot, at 11AM sharp, we will practice a few songs then shuttle up to line up for the parade.
begins at 1PM, we walk the 2 miles down Brighton Avenue to Washington
Street and end at a party at Oak Square. We will be singing, dancing
and giving out beads – asking people to join us singing!