Who can join The Memory Choir?
The membership to The Memory Choir is for people with Dementia, spouses, their carers, friends, family members and anyone who would like to support these members.
How do I join The Memory Choir?
If you have a Community support worker, they may sign post you to a local Memory Choir. You may also see on Facebook where the Memory Choirs are currently running. You may see posters in the GP surgery or Library telling you where and when your local Memory Choir is running.
Nursing homes also have branches of The Memory Choir and are very happy for other choir members or potential new members to attend their own Choir sessions.
Does it cost anything to join The Memory Choir?
The Memory Choirs in the community have a small subscription fee of £2 per session.
The Memory Choirs that are held within a Nursing Home or Care Home settings, there is no charge to individual Choir members, but costs are arranged between TMC and the individual Nursing Home or Care Home management.
How long does a Memory Choir session last for?
Each session of The Memory Choir lasts for 1 hour.
How many people attend each Memory Choir session?
The number of choir members varies from Choir to Choir. It depends on how long the choir has been running for in any one particular area, and where it is located. The range of attendees has ranged from 30 choir members in a session to 8 people in a session.
What kind of songs does The Memory Choir perform?
The songs that The Memory Choir sing range are carefully chosen. TMC are always keen to have ideas from choir members on what songs to include in the sets, but the songs are considered for their ease of singing, and meaning. Songs ranging from The Carpenters to Nat King Cole, Abba to Queen, and many many more are songs that The Memory Choir perform.
Does The Memory Choir ever give performances?
Yes, it is important that members of The Memory Choir keep connected to the Community, and so TMC has a gig diary. Any member of a Memory Choir is invited to attend any of the gigs that are scheduled as each Choir learns the same songs.