Seattle Symphony's Lullaby Project help moms in need create songs for their kids
Last weekend, mothers who are homeless or in transit gathered together for a special Mother's Day concert. It was the final performance of the Lullaby Project, a program that provides support to mothers so they can create a personalized lullaby for their children. The joint project between day shelter Mary’s Place and the Seattle Symphony’s Community Connections Program brought eight mothers together for a series of workshops over three months. Each worked closely with Seattle Symphony musicians to write songs inspired by their thoughts and hopes for their children.
The mothers began the program in March with a sing-along session with Seattle Symphony musicians and teaching artists. Later, they drafted their songs in a creative workshop. Each mother’s lullaby was then performed by Seattle Symphony musicians and teaching artists and recorded in a private session at Benaroya Hall. Last Saturday’s free concert at Seattle Symphony’s Soundbridge performance space gave the mothers the opportunity to share their songs with the community. Each mother was given a recording of her lullaby as a keepsake of her experience in the program.