Watch the trailer and selected clips from Conducting Hope.
Choir director, Kirk Carson, works tirelessly preparing the men for an upcoming concert. Most of the inmates, like Kurt, who shares his story in this clip have never sung in a choir before.
Arts in Prison, Inc. that runs The East Hills Singers and Warden David McKune believe that alternative rehabilitative programs play an important role in reducing recidivism.
Many of the men are amazingly talented. Performing in public is extremely emotional and enables the inmates to connect with their families in a positive way.
Music can change lives and this candid post-concert discussion between the choir director and the inmates shows just how powerful this experience can be.