YORK COUNTY — Harbour Singers, a hospice chorus serving Southern Maine, is accepting new members in September.

Singing in small groups, chorus members offer the healing gift of song at bedside to people nearing the end of life, in care settings such as hospice, nursing facilities, or at home.

The choral group has sung bedside at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough since 2010, and has served more than 900 patients and their families there in that time. The volunteer group offers a wide variety of songs focused on the individual’s or family’s preference. 

In addition, small groups from the chorus sing bedside on a monthly basis at several nursing homes, from Portland to Sanford. The chorus is also requested by family members to sing in private homes settings.

Susan Frank of Kennebunk is the musical director of Harbour Singers. A former member of the Choral Arts Society in Portland, she is a middle school music teacher in York.

This is a non denominational chorus that meets at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco-Biddeford. The group is non-profit and is supported through donations.

This fall, the choral group is seeking new members for all vocal ranges, with a special need for tenor and bass voices. No auditions are necessary, only a desire to sing and contribute to the Harbour Singers mission.

For more information on joining or about the choral group in general, call 286-7678 or email [email protected].