Engage Socially...Have Fun Together...Contribute to our Community. We are a non-profit group for those in the early to mid stages of Memory Loss along with their Care Givers to come together & share a love of music...SING IN A CHOIR!
The 1940's, 50's, 60's, & 70's; popular, folk, country, hymns, spirituals, patriotic, & holiday songs
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We'd love to see you at our Performances:
Friday, March 9
10:00am-11:00am Familiar Favorites up to the 1930s Concert
Gundersen Health, 1900 South Ave La Crosse, WI 54601
Public Rehearsals in Gundersen Clinic Lobby: 9:30am Social Time 10:00am-11:00am Rehearsal
Friday, February 2, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
All other Rehearsals are in the Rasmus or Overholt
$30 Choir Fee per couple (Singer plus Care Giver) Fees cover music, folders, cds, posters, programs for upcoming concert.
Social Time 9:30am Music: 10:00am-11:00am
in the Rasmus Center
Jill Lawson, Luther College grad and UW-L alum has been a choral director for over 25 years. She has witnessed first hand the wonderful power of songs within her dad's dementia battles. "Even in his last days, he mouthed the words as my sons and I sang to him."
Diana Cataldi has lived in Western Wisconsin for four years. She lost her mother and grandmother to Alzheimer's, and has been very passionate about the beauty and life music can bring to this population. A music teacher at area colleges, Diana is happy to be a part of Coulee Region Giving Hearts Choir.
Gundersen Health's healing arts program is dedicated to helping patients get better faster through music, crafts and other artistic endeavors.
Giving Voice Initiative inspires and equips choruses that bring joy, well-being, purpose, and community understanding to people with Alzheimer’s and their care partners.
People in the early to mid stages of memory loss & their care partners come together to share their love of music in the Eau Claire area.
This organization is grateful for your financial support, in any amount, to assist our group in providing opportunities for still growing, doing, and living while creating new memories as others fade....
Coulee Region Giving Hearts Choir is an affiliate member of the Giving Voice Initiative (GVI). GVI created a toolkit modeled after the Giving Voice Chorus which started in collaboration with MacPhail Center for Music in 2014.
"The creative arts can reach even the most cognitively impaired people because they depend upon something other than the intellect. Creativity comes from somewhere beyond the intellect; it flows from an intuitive non-rational place in the body and mind, so we can tap into the creativity of everyone, no matter how much their logic or sequential memory has been disturbed." ~ Jill Hayes