Who we are

In 1998, Cheryl Walter became aware of a need for Christmas stockings at HEARTH, a shelter for homeless women and their children. Wanting to help, Cheryl and members of the Norwin School District Chorus began caroling to raise money to be able to fill children’s stockings. Upon delivering the filled Christmas stockings, the group was informed that the entertainment for the HEARTH Christmas celebration had cancelled, and that there wouldn’t be a replacement available. Cheryl and her chorus stepped in and sang for the HEARTH Christmas celebration.

Ever since that winter of 1998, Cheryl and the Norwin Show Choir have been an integral part of HEARTH Christmas celebrations. The chorus students at Norwin have raised money each Christmas season by caroling in downtown Irwin and the neighborhoods that make up the Norwin School District. The generosity of the Norwin area has provided the Christmas stockings, Christmas gifts, and a Christmas party including a visit from Santa Claus each December.

The choir students also celebrate all the children at HEARTH’s “Unbirthday” each spring. We know that we all have one birthday a year, but Alice in Wonderland we learned to celebrate the other 364 days a year – our “Unbirthday”.

Expressions in Harmony was founded in 2012 to help foster community service through music. In 2013 Expressions in Harmony became a 501c3 Tax Deductible Non Profit organization. Its mission is to continue to help children through the power of music.

Expressions in Harmony along with the Norwin High School Show Choir was awarded the Outstanding Youth Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their work with the Hearth Shelter.