Armonico Consort launches Warwick Memory Singers for people living with dementia

Do you know someone living with dementia who loves singing?

We all love to sing, but for someone with dementia, singing takes on extra meaning, helping to unlock memories, improve mood and well-being, and stimulate cognitive pathways.

We’re recruiting now for participants to join the Warwick Memory Singers, Armonico Consort’s very first community choir for people living with dementia and their carers. 

The choir launches on 22 September, in association with the Alzheimer’s Society’s Singing for the Brain initiative which has provided specialist training for our professional musicians.

We’re inviting applications from people living with dementia, accompanied by a carer, to join the weekly group.

The sessions will be fun, friendly and stimulating, bringing people together in a safe and supportive environment.

Each week, there’ll be fun warm-ups, activity songs and a wide variety of familiar tunes.  There will also be a chance to socialise over refreshments and to sit back and enjoy our musicians playing a solo piece from our classical repertoire.

Sessions take place weekly at 1pm on Wednesdays (starting again after the Easter holidays from the 27th April) at our new venue All Saints Church, Vicarage Fields, Warwick, CV34 5NL, and they cost £5 per week (carers go free).  The first session is free.

If you feel a family member, or someone you care for, may benefit from being part of the Warwick Memory Singers, please sign up via the online registration form.

We’re also keen to hear from volunteers who could help us to run the group. We’re looking for people who are kind, empathetic and full of enthusiasm to assist with practical arrangements, welcoming and talking to participants, serving refreshments and so on.  If you think this could be you, please get in touch for an informal chat.

If you have any queries please contact Sarah Riddell 07722 632242