Who we are
The Silver Lake Singers, based in Silver Lake (Madison), NH is a twenty plus member chorus made up of women and men from various backgrounds who share a love of singing and the desire for service through the gift of song.
What we do
My vision for the group was that we would sing for people who find themselves dwelling in the thin places of this life – awaiting birth or death, marriages and other life passages from here to there.
To that end, we accept invitations to come and sing in small groups or larger, depending on the circumstance or physical space, for people who are approaching the end of life, are home bound, or residing in nursing homes – for their caregivers, for families and friends who gather ‘round to offer comfort and support to one another.
The songs we choose are mostly four part, a cappella pieces – some lively and some quiet. And while we are not affiliated with any particular church or religious tradition, we hope that our singing will touch your heart and heal your spirit.
We are also available for other special occasions by request.
More about us
Our director, Mary Edes, BA, Music; M.Div., currently serves as a community minister, conducting weddings, child dedications, Celebrations of Life, and preaching in various congregations throughout New England. She has also served as interfaith chaplain for Visiting Nurses, Home Health Care and Hospice of Carroll County, and Memorial Hospital in North Conway. Mary began her ministry serving Unitarian Universalist congregations as Minister and Director of Music. She also led community choruses, and enjoyed many years as a singer, actor, dancer in Seacoast, NH.
Among our singers you will find poets and painters, book lovers, book binders and builders-of-things, musicians of many stripes, educators, thespians and theologians, physicians, photographers, and public servants, farmers and framers, and all of us fools for a good song!