“I remember now”

Tomorrow night, we look forward to our 15th public concert by our D’Music’a choir based in the village of Fulbourn.  If you’ve been reading the recent media highlighting the impact of music in dementia, you’ll appreciate we’re doing good stuff.  What you may not be aware of is that most of that news highlights the impact of music in the later stages of dementia.  We’re hear to tell you there’s so much more to what they say.

D'Music'a summer concert 2015

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If you’re free to tomorrow night, come and see for yourself what our singing is all about. It really is a great night.  This event will highlight Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and it’s been great to see how the choir has enjoyed the rehearsals.  Just last week, I was singing alongside one of the members with dementia who looked at me and quietly said, “I remember now” and then turned to belt out the ladies’ part of I am the Monarch of the Sea which was helpful because I was a bit sketchy.  It’s moments like these that reinforce the importance of these events and witnessing them which is why we’re starting another choir in the village of Reach in September – so more people have the opportunity to sing like this.

The dates for both choirs’ autumn rehearsals and concerts will be available tomorrow night. If you’re interested singing, come and see for yourself.  It really will be a great night.

One of my favourite comments made at a concert came from the son of a longstanding choir members.  He said,  “If I’d known it was going to be like this, I would have come sooner.”  Don’t do what he did and hesitate, come and help us celebrate our great work.

Fulbourn Centre
Home End, Fulbourn
CB21 5BS

8pm start, doors open at 7:30pm
Concert is free, with donations welcome to fund future concerts
Please stay for refreshments following the performance

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