Now meeting online, the Concord Conservatory of Music’s Singing with Parkinson’s brings together Parkinson’s patients, their families, and caregivers to provide strength and comradery. The Chorus resumes online on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
“Singing with Parkinson’s” offers people in the community an opportunity to participate in voice therapy while singing, performing and experiencing the joy of making music. The chorus covers songs from a variety of genres, and input from the group will help guide the repertoire. The focus is on vocal fitness, with a new exercise introduced each week. The chorus will collaborate online with the Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Choir (PD Virtual Choir), which has over 150 members from around the globe.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter (www.apdama.org) has generously provided partial funding support for the Singing with Parkinson’s Chorus.
The cost for participants is $50 for the fall semester, which is 10 sessions, and there’s no cost for caregivers and family members to attend. This is an ongoing program, and we welcome participants to come at any time during the semester to try out the chorus.
The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the area’s non-profit community music school, located at 1317 Main Street in the West Concord Union Church. Financial assistance is available.