"Music...will help you dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibility, and in times of care and sorrow will keep a fountain of joy alive in you."

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

THE hpm benefit concert

the music study

The Healing Power of Music began as a yearly event to help raise funds for two organizations, the cancer survivorship programs of The Prevention and Research Center at Mercy Medical Center and The Maryland State Boychoir. Since its inception in 2008, the Healing Power of Music has not only helped to successfully sustain the programs of these two groups, both vital in the greater Baltimore community, but has expanded to support the role that music plays in medicine and healing with research studies like the MusIC study and programs that offer music therapy.

We believe, and research has shown, that music can impact a person mentally and spiritually as well as physically. Experience the healing benefits of music for yourself! Join the Healing Power of Music Chorus,  attend the sixth annual benefit concert event, or watch a video of the Maryland State Boychoir (adjacent). We hope that you will find, like many researchers and artists have, that music really does have a healing power.

The Prevention and Research Center and The Maryland State Boychoir are proud to announce the Sixth Annual Healing Power of Music Benefit Concert. Learn more...

Our Chorus

Our Event Sponsors

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A very special thank-you to our 2014 event sponsors:


~ Anonymous


~ Jean-Luc Renaux and Kathy Helzlsouer

~ Jean Goutal

~ Sue Appling

~ Ann and Lynn Widener

~ Carmyn J. Lombardo, Attorney at Law


~ Lisa Gallicchio and Nathan Thompson


~ Anonymous

~ Anonymous


~ Jeanne Leclair

~ Armando Sardi, M.D. and Mavalynne Orozco

~ Curran Knittle Group at Morgan Stanley

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Attention, members of the chorus! Please pencil in the following rehearsal dates:

~ Tuesday, March 18: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
~ Saturday, March 29: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
~ Saturday, April 12: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
~ Tuesday, April 15: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
~ Saturday, April 26: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

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Your ticket for the May 4th benefit concert event will not only grant you access to a gourmet reception and out-of-this-world concert; you will also be able to enjoy one of the best silent auctions in Baltimore featuring sports tickets, entertainment tickets, sunny vacation getaways, one-of-a-kind home goods, original art, and more. Purchase your ticket today and get ready for the auction by checking out our ever-growing item list here!

HPM Silent Auction