Toolkit: Start a Chorus

The Choral Experience

What Makes the Giving Voice Choral Experience Work?

A chorus for people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners will thrive only when the singers have a great experience. Achieving this requires the right “spirit”, the right facility, a talented music director, songs that connect with the singers, and a little bit of know-how.

The philosophy for our chorus program is rooted in joyful purpose and a sense of belonging.
Philosophy
Every chorus needs a “home,” and aiming for a first-rate facility is best.
Facilities
With the Giving Voice program, rehearsals provide structure, but also fun.
Rehearsals
Performances showcase all the hard work and time contributed by everyone involved in the choral experience.
Performance
As with any chorus, repertoire sets the stage for how singers can be successful.
Repertoire
Care partners are integral to the choral experience, both as singers and as companions to the singers with dementia.
Care Partners