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AdventHealth Orchestra made up of doctors and nurses uses music to heal

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The AdventHealth Orchestra originally formed in 2021 to create community and memorialize lost coworkers. This year, the orchestra is offering a Christmas program to the public.

In Central Florida, AdventHealth is known for, well, healthcare. But the organization is made up of people – individuals who have put everything they have into caring for the community during a pandemic. And now, they say they have a new way to help – and to heal: the AdventHealth Orchestra, playing publicly this weekend.

Let’s hear from three orchestra members about what making music means to them. We'll speak to Advent Health Orchestra Director Richard Hickam, along with musicians and co-workers Amelia Lane and Grace Lai.

Learn more about the AdventHealth Orchestra on the organization's website.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy. When local issues have received international attention, Nicole has reported worldwide for TV news outlets such as CNN, HLN, ABC, Fox News Channel, and BBC News 24.<br><br>When she’s off duty, Nicole can often be found performing with one of Central Florida’s many theatre companies, or taking in local arts, culture and music.
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