[Apologies to all for the belatedness of this announcement...]
In December 2010, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, http://www.mrac.org/, awarded Points of Light Music a $5,000 Community Arts grant to run a hospice choir project between January and May 2011. Points of Light Music is one of 63 organizations to recieve awards that demonstrate strong artistic quality and a response to community's needs.
This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
More updates will be forthcoming about the project's progress. To read about the call for singers, see http://pointsoflightmusic.blogspot.com/2010/12/invitation-to-join-hospice-choir.html.
I am ecstatic and honored to be part of this creative field of engaged artists dedicated to working in and with communities. This announcement was made right before Christmas -- therefore making it by and far one of the best gifts ever.