We are delighted to welcome in the fall of 2013 our new music director, Eve Kornhauser! Eve has performed at the Kennedy Center, the White House, and in recital programs with George Washington University’s Lisner Concert Series, Trinity College, Strathmore Hall, and Gunston Hall. She sang with the Washington National Opera and the Washington Concert Opera for more than 20 years. Ms. Kornhauser was a founding member of Col Canto Quartet, which performed from 1992–97. As a member of the John Oliver Chorale she performed contemporary and classical works in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. She has served as cantorial soloist with synagogues in the Washington, D.C. and Boston areas. Ms. Kornhauser currently sings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Festival Chorus. She now resides in coastal New Hampshire, teaching voice at Phillips-Andover Academy, Seacoast Academy of Music, and in her private studio.
Journey Song is a group of volunteer singers dedicated to
bringing the comfort of vocal music, secular and sacred, to those
nearing the end of life.
Based in the New Hampshire Seacoast, Journey Song was
founded in 2007 by hospice volunteer Karen Parker Feld. Through her
work with the elderly and dying, Karen realized that music could be
a source of pleasure and comfort for those who would otherwise find it difficult to communicate. Beyond her love of music and her children,
Karen owns and operates KPF Global Investment Strategies, an investment advisory firm based in Kensington, NH.
In its formative years, Journey Song was led by Music Director
Kimberly Oppelt, an accomplished vocal soloist who is active in many regional and local ensembles. Kimberly brought musical excellence and enthusiasm to the fledgling group. During a time of growth and transition, Journey Song was led by Sally Wool as interim music director. Sally, a veteran choral director of the Stratham Community Church, has taught music to children and adults in many settings, over many years. In her day job, Sally is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice in Portsmouth NH. Under Kimberly and Sally, Journey Song developed a broad repertoire, which includes sacred hymns, folk music, gospel songs, big band tunes, lullabies popular tunes and seasonal favorites.
Initially composed of six singers, the group now numbers more than two
dozen area volunteers. Few of Journey Song’s members are professional musicians; most are busy with other activities, but have made a priority of
caring for others through the special medium of music. All Journey Song performances are offered to the community pro bono.