Remembering Warren Pohl with the TODAY Show

Warren Pohl (left in the photo above), Volunteer Musician for Musicians On Call in Chicago, was featured on a TODAY Show segment honoring lives lost to COVID-19. We are grateful to have Warren as a volunteer and thanks to his Volunteer partner, Randy Leggee, they performed for over 300 patients, families and caregivers.


Before his passing, Warren recently shared with us what MOC meant to him:

And this makes me think of your organization MOC and the motto, “the healing power of music”. It seems that the motto goes both ways. It’s great to be able to put a smile on a face, or a glint in the eye of someone stuck in a hospital…and better yet, see them lip sync along when we play. But selfishly for me, the feeling of fulfillment I get after brightening someone’s day just a bit with a song or two is difficult to describe. That’s what I meant about the motto going both ways…great for the patients and the volunteers. I’m honored to be a volunteer for MOC.


His words of hope and healing will inspire us to keep delivering the healing power of music, now more than ever.

Smiling musician volunteer poses next to happy patient.

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