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Published on November 12, 2018
The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy is pleased to present the inaugural concert of the Together in Song chorus at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. The concert takes place in the Hallagan Education Center at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids.
The Together in Song chorus consists of people living with dementia and other chronic conditions; their care partners or spouses; and volunteers. The goal of this musical initiative is to spark memories through song and create meaningful connections; the theme of the concert is Sentimental Journey.
“Over the past decade, there has been a growing body of research on the positive effects singing has on people who are battling dementia,” said Steve Nurre, conductor for Together in Song. “People who struggle with remembering names or dates can often recall song lyrics. I’m looking forward to seeing the positive effects this venture has both on the singers and the audience.”
Nurre’s wife, Mary, serves as accompanist for the chorus.
The concert is free and open to all. Guests are invited to stay for cookies and coffee after the concert.
If you’d like to find out more about Together in Song, please contact the Family Caregivers Center of Mercy at (319) 550-2664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.