Holly Millheiser

Member Since 2019

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Why did you join the chorus?

Many voices singing together moves me deeply and never fails to inspire joy. A chorus takes the voices of individuals and creates a thing of beauty that is so much more than the sum of its parts.

What does being a member of Vermont's Freedom & Unity Chorus mean to you?

I am so grateful that I can be a part of the Vermont Freedom & Unity Chorus. We are a group of caring people, led by our talented and dedicated director Maria Rinaldi, who not only want to make beautiful music together, but who are committed to centering justice, equality and unity in all that we do.

Why should others consider joining the chorus?

Whether you sing with multiple choirs and can read music at the drop of a hat, or you sing only in the shower, or last sang in a choir in high school, the Vermont Freedom & Unity Chorus has a place for you. Maria, our director, and all our members help each other out, teach each other and take care of each other. This has been especially evident during the pandemic, where having the choir to Zoom with each week has kept many of us going.

What is one of your greatest passions in life?

Embracing those things meaningful to me, I am dedicated to my family and friends who "take me as I am" and who love and support me, to my patients in my work as a physical therapist, and to the causes of freedom, equality, and justice with the belief that our liberation is bound in each other's.

What motivates you to get up in the morning or keep going through difficult times?

Wonderful family, incredible friends, great colleagues, and the belief that by fighting the good fight, I can help make the world a better place.

No matter what’s going on in your life, this song always makes you smile when you hear it:

"You" by Randy Edelman & "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy