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Upcoming Events at a Glance

New to Giving Voice and you’re looking for a way to learn more? We’ve got you covered! Join us for a free, no-strings-attached info session to learn how singing in choruses can help to improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 2pm. Scroll down for more info!


Creating Meaningful Music Experiences for People with Dementia

March 22, 2024 at 10am CDT

Rachelle Morgan, MA, MT-BC, is a certified music therapist and owner of Soundscaping Source, an organization dedicated to helping more older adults and care partners to have meaningful music experiences together. She will talk to us about how to create meaningful music experiences for people with dementia and their care partners in rehearsal, outside of rehearsal, and why it matters.

Register here!

Music is Love, An Anniversary Concert

Sunday, June 9th, 2024, 2pm

We have to say, 10 years flies by! That's what happens when you're having fun, right? We are thrilled to share that we will be at Orchestra Hall in June with a special anniversary concert. We are getting ready to fill Orchestra Hall with music, joy, laughter, and maybe a few tears as we give a dementia defying performance. Together, we can replace the stigma of dementia with a perspective of hope and possibility. Mark your calendars and join us in June!

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Giving Voice Crosstown Spring Concert

Friday, May 10th at 11am

Join the Crosstown chorus as they celebrate spring in this joyful concert. Admission is free - all are welcome!

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Giving Voice Chorus St. Paul Fall Concert

Sunday, December 10th, 2023 1pm

Join our Giving Voice Chorus as we pay tribute to the music and words of incredible women! From Cynthia Weil to Carole King, women have inspired us to "Make Our Own Kind of Music" and reassured us that "You’ve Got a Friend!" If you’re looking for an uplifting way to celebrate your winter holiday season, we’ve got a truly special and unforgettable experience awaiting. In the words of wife and husband duo Valerie Simpson and Nickolas Ashford, "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to keep us from getting to you!"

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Giving Voice Crosstown Chorus Fall Concert

Friday, December 15th, 2023, 11am

Giving Voice Crosstown Chorus proudly presents our fall semester concert "Singing for Life." Join us for a program that highlights the power of music and singing in your life. Whether reminiscing with songs from the past or connecting with a strong emotional response for today. New or old, music is for life.

Admission is free. Donations are welcomed
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Yes...and! A Webinar with Giving Voice, On Demand

Friday, October 20th, 2023 10am CST

You are invited to a free webinar brought to you by Giving Voice! Karen Stobbe, from In the Moment, will be our guest, chatting with Eyleen Braaten, Executive Director of Giving Voice, about using improv (yes, improv!) as a way to better connect with people living with dementia.

Read more... Register Here
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2nd Annual Summertime Community Sing

Thursday August 3rd, 2023 at 7pm

Twin Cities friends! Come sing-a-long with us!! Head on down to Water Works at Mill Ruins Park, 333 South 1st Street in downtown Minneapolis (by the river). At Giving Voice, we love singing so much we want to share the joy of singing with everyone. Come find out why singing together is life-affirming and life-changing for people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias by joining us! Grab your water bottle and a chair and head on down to Water Works Park. (Please allow some extra time for parking!) We'll sing some songs you know and maybe some new ones too. Our friendly group will make you feel like you're part of the chorus in no time! It's the highlight of the summer.

See you there!
Sip and Sing fundraiser for Giving Voice graphic with Beer Choir people smiling

Sip & Sing, A GIving Voice Fundraiser

June 3rd, 2023, 2:30-5:00pm, Dock and Paddle, St.Paul, MN

You're invited! Grab your friends and family for a Giving Voice Fundraiser hosted by Beer Choir Twin Cities.

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Dementia and Music: A Conversation About Wellbeing with Giving Voice and Special Guest Dr. Al Power

Friday, June 16th at 10am CST/11am EST on zoom

Join Giving Voice for a free event, a webinar with special guest, renowned gerontologist, dementia expert, and advocate Dr. Al Power. Not only is Dr. Al a premier expert in the area of wellbeing and dementia, he literally wrote the book(s) on it! "Dementia Beyond Disease: Enhancing Wellbeing" and "Dementia Beyond Drugs"', he is also an accomplished musician and songwriter. Sign up for our newsletter to get registration information for this free event!

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Step into Spring with Giving Voice Concerts

Friday May 12th, Saturday May 20th, and Sunday May 21st

Join us for a celebration of songs that connect! Come join us for a collection of uplifting songs that will bring joy to your heart. Spring means concert season! Friday, May 12th, Saturday, May 20th, and Sunday, May 21st. Our choruses will show a different side of what it means to live with Alzheimer's. It is possible to live well with dementia. There is still friendship, laughter, joy...and music! After working hard all semester to learn a repertoire of fabulous music, we are ready to entertain you and make your heart sing!

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Save the Date(s)

Friday, December 9th at 11am; Saturday, December 10th at 11am and 2pm; Sunday, December 11th at 1pm

We've got some great shows coming up that you won't want to miss, so mark your calendars now! Our choruses have some fun repertoire lined up that will be sure to get your toes tapping. If you've got the theme song from the "Golden Girls" in your head, you know what we're talking about! Our Minneapolis and St. Paul Choruses will be singing songs about friendship. We got some familiar tunes and some new favorites lined up. Our Edina chorus is heading "Back to Broadway" with lots of old favorites from classic musicals. We are having the best time rehearsing these songs and we can't wait to share them with you!

Mark your calendars!
Giving Voice annual report presentation, celebrating the benefits of singing for people with dementia in an Alzheimer's choir

4th Annual Giving Voice National Collective Leadership Gathering

July 21st, 2022

This event "The Power of Music" is a chance to connect, learn and share. We will take this opportunity to reflect and look to the future!

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Giving Voice VIrtual Chorus

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Join us for a Virtual Concert!

Watch here!
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Summertime Community Sing

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

We have so much fun singing together, we want to share the joy with everyone in our community! We provide the music, you provide the voices. No need to worry about being a good singer, we sing together and every voice matters. August 3rd at 6pm at Water Works at Mill Ruins Park in Minneapolis. See you there!

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They Can’t Take This Away from Me

University of Notre Dame Business Magazine

Fall 2015

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Star Tribune

March 4, 2015

Choir of Alzheimer’s patients sings tunes from memory

USA Today

December 8, 2014

Alzheimer’s patients connect with others through singing

Minnesota Public Radio

December 4, 2014

Giving Voice Chorus Overpowers Alzheimer’s

WCCO – CBS Minnesota

December 3, 2014

Chorus unites people living with Alzheimer’s

Minnesota Public Radio

September 15, 2017

St. Paul’s new dementia chorus sings songs you can’t forget

St. Paul Pioneer Press

December 2016