Musicians on Call is teaming up with global bank Citi to bring together some of today’s biggest stars for Hope for the Holidays Presented by Citi, a virtual concert for patients, families and frontline caregivers.
Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson, Billie Eilish are scheduled to share holiday messages Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor, Josh Groban, HAIM, JP Saxe and Pentatonix will perform at the one-of-a-kind festive event.
“It’s difficult for patients and caregivers to be in hospitals and away from their loved ones during the holiday season. And with the growing restrictions from the pandemic, this year will be the hardest of all. They will have to be without the traditional programs and support from family and friends that bring moments of joy to a tough situation,” said Musicians On Call President and CEO Pete Griffin in a press statement. “For that reason, we wanted to give them an extra special gift to show them they are not alone and make them smile for the holidays. We believe these messages of hope and festive songs from the biggest names in music will lift their spirits all season long.”
“We are deeply moved to support Musicians On Call for this performance, in a year where the healing power of music is greatly needed across the country,” Carla Hassan, CMO of Citi, mirrored. “I have seen firsthand how Musicians On Call performances can mean the world to patients and families alike. We hope that the songs provide an endless source of holiday warmth for all those who watch.”
Musicians on Call is a nonprofit that delivers live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities through its Virtual Bedside Performance Program. The organization will share the Hope for the Holidays concert with their network of nationwide hospitals. Additionally, they are working with the American Hospital Association to provide access to 5,000 AHA member hospitals and health systems nationwide. It will be available on-demand for patients to view throughout the month of December.
To learn more about Musicians On Call’s virtual programs, visit www.musiciansoncall.org.