We Lift Our Voices High unto the Lord! Vanurance Benjamin, MD, MPH, and President of the choir, founded the Angelic Voices in 1998 at Bronx Lebanon Hospital while a resident. As a child, growing up in Houston , Texas , a musical ministry had always been one of his desires. Coming from a very spiritual background, he explained that "he said a prayer, and it was answered". The choir began singing at hospital functions in 1998. The community opened up its arms, embraced his dream, and allowed the Angelic Voices to sing for them. Brother John Pierce joined the choir as Musical Director in 1999, and has been with the choir ever since.
In 2000, Dr. Benjamin finished his residency at Lebanon Center and joined us at TBHC. With the dream in hand, he organized the Angelic Voices of TBHC at the Caledonian campus. The choir was up and running - singing and ministering to the hospital patients, staff, and community. With the closure of the Caledonian campus, the Angelic Voices came to the Downtown campus and have been entertaining in the hospital for patients during holidays and at various outreach programs. Now with approximately 25 talented members, the choir performs for the Hospital Center during the year for various functions. In 2002 and 2003, we performed for 1,199 SEIU Graduation ceremonies. The choir sings as a committed, loving, and spiritual experience.
The choir looks forward to the upcoming concert being held on December 21, 2004 at 5:00PM in the Auditorium 3rd floor North Pavilion. The choir will be singing throughout the community for the holidays. In addition, we hope to continue serving our hospital and the community for many years to come.
Anyone interested in joining, call for more information: (718) 250-8104 Carole Reames-Rhoden, Secretary.