Turning Point ends with another beautiful story in Heart and Soul, which brings healing to over 25,000 people per year with live music performances at domestic abuse shelters, psychiatric centers, and other isolated facilities across Utah.
- Heart & Soul Performer Survey
- Utah Division of Arts and Museums COVID-19 Cultural Resources
- Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers
- Recording Academy Musicares Application for COVID-19 Relief
- Utah Cultural Alliance Survey
- Salt Lake City Arts Council COVID-19 Updates
Dear friends of Heart & Soul,
We hope you are well.
As you know, it’s not safe for us to physically go into care communities right now. So together with our performers we are exploring all the ways to communicate and send our hope, music and love to our most isolated audiences.
Heart & Soul takes music and performing arts through live performances to isolated audiences. Our audience group is 90% seniors living in care communities, the highest at risk group for coronavirus. Due to the coronavirus we have changed to a 'singing telegram" format and bring individual live concerts via FaceTime and Google Duo.
Heart & Soul Performers Kathy and Marianne are working on an art project, Spoken Faces. They're drawing "lyrical portraits," or portraits of people using lyrics of their favorite songs as a way to stay connected with people especially during quarantine. If you have a loved one in a care community, this would be a great gift to show you are thinking of them.
Dear friends, family, board members, fellow musicians and our phenomenal funders, thank you all! It has been my great honor to lead Heart & Soul these past twenty-six years.
Heart & Soul would not be able to aid residents through this crisis without the generous support of people like you. Once restrictions within the facilities we visit have been officially lifted, we intend to go back in and play music just like before. With your continued support, we can bring the music back into communities of isolated individuals, and bring joy, laughter, and love with us.
What an interesting time we are living through! Historic, even. Everyone across the Wasatch Front has gone through so many changes in a short amount of time. The effect on the care communities that Heart & Soul serves and the musicians we work with has been monumental. And yet, we know that through our community of caring, Heart & Soul can be at the frontlines of relieving isolation, especially in times like these, when it’s most needed.