Giving Voice Chorus Minneapolis is a unique and joy-filled choral experience for people living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners.
Started in 2014, two Minneapolis choruses rehearse on Wednesdays throughout the year. The chorus is directed by MacPhail Center for Music teaching artist, Jeanie Brindley-Barnett. Weekly rehearsals are 90 minutes long with social time at the beginning and end of each rehearsal.
Giving Voice Initiative and MacPhail Center for Music have created a strategic alliance that makes the Giving Voice Chorus – Minneapolis a uniquely artistic, innovative, and heartfelt experience for all involved. Giving Voice Initiative is a non-profit formed to inspire and equip organizations around the world to build choruses that bring joy, well-being, purpose, and community understanding to people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners. MacPhail is a non-profit community music school serving 15,500 students from 6 weeks to 100+ with exceptional musical learning experiences.
Giving Voice Chorus – Minneapolis is supported by generous donors of MacPhail Center for Music including the Rusty and Mary Jane Poepl foundation.
Come join us—sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. The two choruses perform together publically at least twice a year.
The Minneapolis choruses meet at MacPhail Center for Music. The morning chorus meets from 10am-noon on Wednesdays and the afternoon session meets from 1-3pm. Interested singers are invited to attend a rehearsal to see if it is a good fit.