Chorus unites people living with Alzheimer's

Members of the Giving Voice Chorus rehearse
Members of the Giving Voice Chorus rehearse at Macphail Center for Music in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.
Evan Frost | MPR News

The final segment of the Summer Music Series features unique group of Minnesota musicians. The Giving Voice Chorus is made up people living with Alzheimer's — and other dementias — and their caregivers.

Host Tom Weber stopped by a recent rehearsal at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis to hear the chorus perform, and to talk with some of people involved in it.

To hear the full program use the audio player above.


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• Marv and Elaine Lofquist, singers

• Jeanie Brindley-Barnett, music director

• Marge Ostroushko, co-founder

Songs performed:

Can't Help Falling in Love


Together Wherever We Go

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