In-person or Online Registration for Fall 2022 is Open
Looking for a way to live well with Alzheimer’s? Join the chorus!
Giving Voice Choruses are on zoom or in person through our partnerships in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Edina, Minnesota.
Our choruses are made up of people living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and a care partner, and volunteers.
If you, or a family member or friend, are living with dementia and able to attend the structured, weekly rehearsals, we invite you to join us.
There are no auditions, and no musical training or experience is necessary!
Together, we learn a set of songs in three-part harmony, and each session ends with a concert for family and friends.
The registration fee is $75 per person for our in-person choruses or $75 per screen for our virtual session.
Come join the fun! It’s more than music. It’s more than a memory choir. It’s laughter, joy, and friendship.
When we sing together, we become a community, and every voice matters.
Questions? Contact (612) 440-9660 or email@example.com.
Volunteer with Us
Volunteering is a great way to join our chorus community.
Volunteer Singing Partner. Our singing Volunteer Singing Partner act as dementia friends to provide extra support, singing alongside chorus members who need help with the music and lyrics, ensuring that everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable experience. This volunteer opportunity is a regular, ongoing commitment, during our weekly, daytime rehearsals.
Operations volunteers. Have a skill you would like to share? We are always looking for volunteer support. Volunteers are able to help with office projects, photography, social media, concert setup, and so much more!
Frequently asked questions about singing with Giving Voice
I’d like to learn more before signing up. Can I sit in on a rehearsal to try it out?
My parent/partner has advanced (late stage) Alzheimer’s. Would Giving Voice Chorus be a good fit?
Giving Voice Chorus members are typically in the early or mid-stages of Alzheimer’s and live independently or with family in the community.
My parent/partner lives in a memory care. Would Giving Voice Chorus be a good fit?
As long as chorus members are able to attend the weekly, structured rehearsals, we invite them to join us! We recommend that you reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our program.
Remember, if your partner or loved one lives in memory care, they can still enjoy the benefits of music! Many assisted living residences have music programs and personalized playlists on an iPod can be easy to set up and enjoy.
What happens if the dementia progresses? Are chorus members asked to leave the chorus when meaningful participation becomes more difficult?
Every person is different. Some chorus members are able to continue singing with us as the dementia progresses and some members choose to retire from the chorus.