Welcome to Coulee Region Giving Hearts Choir

About Us

I LOVE HEARING OLD SONGS I USED TO LOVE. THEY ARE LIKE MEMORIES ONE CAN ALWAYS GO BACK TO....

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!

SING SONGS FROM DAYS GONE BY...

The 1940's,  50's,  60's, & 70's; popular, folk, country, hymns, spirituals, patriotic, & holiday songs

The Giving Hearts Choir experience

  • No singing experience required
  • Music Director understands singers' potential
  • Comfortable rehearsal space with easy access
  • Personalized music books & practice CDs
  • Weekly rehearsals and a public performance
  • Social time for singers and volunteers

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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We'd love to see you at our Performances:

Friday, March 9 

  10:00am-11:00am Familiar Favorites up to the 1930s Concert  

Reception following

  Rasmus Center

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

Coulee Region Giving Hearts Choir

$30 Choir Fee per couple (Singer plus Care Giver) Fees cover music, folders, cds, posters, programs for upcoming concert.

(608) 792-7931

Regular Friday Rehearsals at Gundersen

Social Time 9:30am  Music: 10:00am-11:00am

in the Rasmus Center

Fridays

Meet

Music Director

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."

Treasurer

 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. 

Secretary

Kam-Lin Roswall

Thank you

Gundersen Health: Healing Arts

 Gundersen Health's healing arts program is dedicated to helping patients get better faster through music, crafts and other artistic endeavors. 

The Giving Voice Initiative

 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. 

Stand In The Light Memory Choir

 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.

Donors

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....

 

 

Affiliate of Giving Voice Initiative

 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 Arts impact on those with Memory Loss

"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