My Own Voice Choir Performs at State House

My Own Voice 2015

State Representative Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) hosted My Own Voice Choir for a concert at the Massachusetts State House on Friday, February 20.

My Own Voice Choir, a part of the Treble Chorus New England, was founded in 2012 to provide choral opportunities to children and young adults with special needs. Performers from other choirs provide mentoring support at rehearsals for My Own Voice participants. Performers in the choir hail from Methuen, Haverhill, North Andover, Andover, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Peabody and Middleton.

“I was honored to have the opportunity to host My Own Voice for this performance at the State House,” said DiZoglio, who represents portions of North Andover, Methuen, Lawrence and Haverhill in the Legislature. “It was a moving and powerful concert and a reminder that, provided the opportunity, all young people have great talents to showcase.”

“We were delighted to be able to perform on the Grand Staircase for a second year,” said Bernadette Lionetta, founder of My Own Voice. “Providing opportunities like this for our choir reinforces all our abilities and talents. My Own Voice’s mission is to provide as many opportunities as we can for our choristers and we are thrilled that State Representative Diana DiZoglio has helped us with this effort.”

Following the performance, DiZoglio invited the choir members to sit in the House Chamber, where the Representative spoke about the legislative process and how citizens can be actively involved in it.