Street Song sings for hope, redemption

Called “Street Song,” the interesting thing about the dynamic of this choir is some of the people are currently homeless.


Hidden inside St. Mary's Basilica, down the hall and up the stairs, you can find a choir like no other. If you listen close, you'll hear it. Beneath the hustle and bustle lies the song of the street.

Called "Street Song," the interesting thing about the dynamic of this choir is some of the people are currently homeless.

"I was homeless for five months, right before that I've been homeless off and on for probably the past 8 years," said Tria Rouse who is a member of the choir.

Led by Bill Mathis and Terri Larson, the group practices every Tuesday for an hour, and for most of them, just being there is a dream come true.

"It's the tightest community I can have right now and I need community right now," said Rouse.

For many in the choir, they never thought their world could be bright again.

"Just lights me, it's the joy and the happiness and this is what I like to be – happy," a choir member told Fox 9.

Since Street Song started about a year ago, it has performed 3 times. Street Song is always looking for new members from any background. It is also important to note that no one is ever turned away.


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