Bringing music to the bedsides of sick kids and others suffering through the loneliness of COVID-19, the new initiative also includes stars like Sia, Jason Derulo, JoJo, Lauren Daigle, Rachel Platten, Ally Brooke, Ingrid Michaelson, Fonseca and others, and is sponsored by Musicians On Call and Hyundai Hope On Wheels. According to organizers, it’s all about delivering the healing power of music to patients and caregivers with surprise virtual performances. Volunteer musicians perform remotely for patients via live broadcasts through hospital closed-circuit TVs and in-home services, helping to brighten the day of those most in need.
“Hospital patients are currently facing higher levels of isolation and caregivers are pulling double duty with both their traditional roles and COVID-19 response. In such a stressful environment music can have a profound positive impact,” says Musicians On Call President and CEO Pete Griffin. “With the support of Hyundai Hope On Wheels, and the help of many of Musicians On Call’s compassionate artist supporters, it is our honor to share the healing qualities of music with the people who need it most and bring joy during strenuous days. We hope these performances will give these incredibly deserving patients and healthcare professionals some unforgettable moments to hold onto.”
The four-week series will feature both intimate performances and hospital-wide events, with dozens if not hundreds of patients and caregivers tuning in. Each new video will premiere every day at 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday on the social media accounts of Musicians On Call and Hyundai Hope On Wheels.