giving voice chorus

The Minnesota JCC is proud to partner with GIVING VOICE CHORUS, a program that brings together people with dementia and Alzheimers and their care partners to sing in choruses that foster joy, well-being, purpose and community understanding. GIVING VOICE CHORUS transforms lives through music, by building choral music communities worldwide that celebrate the potential of people living with dementia.

Singers of all abilities will create and learn in weekly rehearsals at the Capp Center St. Paul with a specially trained professional choral conductor, assisted by volunteers who have training in dementia. Rehearsals culminate in a public performance that showcases the accomplishments of the singers.

Program Components:

  • No singing experience required
  • Music director understands singers’ potential
  • Comfortable rehearsal spaces with excellent acoustics
  • Variety of music, familiar and challenging, adapted as needed
  • Personalized music books and practice CDs
  • Weekly rehearsals and a public performance at the Capp Center St. Paul
  • Social time for singers and volunteers
  • Dementia-aware volunteers available to assist

The theme for spring is “Thank you for the Music” and includes “A Wonderful World”, “On the Sunny Side of the Street”, “Put On a Happy Face”, “It Had to Be You”, and “The Way You Look Tonight”.

Rehearsals: Mondays | 1 – 2:15 PM | February 7 – May 18 (no rehearsal on 4/18)

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.


We are committed to keeping our singers and volunteers safe during our rehearsals and concerts. The Giving Voice Chorus at Minnesota JCC follows the COVID safety protocols outlined by Giving Voice Initiative which include:
  • all in person singers and volunteers must be vaccinated
  • masks will be required during rehearsals and in common areas
  • singers will be seated 6 feet apart in their duets (singers and care-partners)
CLICK HERE for detailed health & safety protocols.