We celebrate the full potential of people living with dementia.

Inspiring a community-building movement that connects music, people, and joyful purpose.

Start a Giving Voice Chorus in your community.

Our toolkit provides the know-how.

Giving Voice Initiative inspires and equips organizations to bring together people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners to sing in choruses that foster joy, well-being, purpose and community understanding. Use our toolkit to help you decide whether hosting a chorus is right for your organization and then, get started.

A Global Community

The Giving Voice Initiative (GVI) consists of the Twin Cities Giving Voice Choruses, GVI Member Choruses, as well as other global community choruses that celebrate the joy of singing while living with dementia.

Giving Voice Chorus Initiative Members


Voices in Motion – Victoria, BC

United States

Good Memories Encore Chorale – Hinsdale, IL
Building Bridges Chorus – Granite Falls, MN
Giving Voice Choruses – Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
Singing Hills Chorus – Mankato, MN
Winona Forget Me Notes Chorus – Winona, MN
The Unforgettables – Grand Forks, ND
Silver Songbirds Chorus – Medina, OH
Musical Memory Singers – Arlington, TX
Stand in the Light Memory Choir – Eau Claire, WI
Coulee Region Giving Hearts Choir – LaCrosse, WI

Other Choruses

United States

Side By Side Singers – Montgomery, AL
Music Mends Minds – Los Angeles, CA
Melodies – West Des Moines, IA
Memory Singers: Voices of the Heart – Chicago, IL
One Heart, One Voice – Poughkeepsie, NY
Sing for the Moment Choir – Mechanicsburg, PA
Forgetful Friends Chorus – Manassas, VA


Musical Memories Choir – Swansea

Come and share the joy of music and memories with family and friends.

Choruses in the Twin Cities rehearse weekly. The Minneapolis chorus meets at MacPhail Center for Music. The St. Paul chorus rehearses at Lyngblomsten Chapel.