The Morning Star Singers is a group of volunteer singers who are dedicated to bringing songs of healing and comfort to those struggling with living or dying. We sing for free at hospices, hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes within the Twin Cities.
We are women and men from many walks of life including stay-at-home mom, librarian, urgent care physician, engineer, information technology planner, hospice nurse, retired professor, massage therapist, spiritual director, and photographer. Some of us are trained musicians; many are not.
We were founded by singer and song leader Barbara McAfee whose experience of singing at the bedsides of friends and family members inspired her to offer this gift to a wider community. She leads the group with the support of several coordinators.
Since its beginning in the fall of 2007, the group has fostered sister choirs in Rochester, MN, and in Winona, MN and and is helping to start a new choir in Taylors Falls, MN.