A conversation in Altrincham’s Bowdon Rooms was the starting point for the Vibrant Voices Choir which offers people with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke survivors and their friends and carers a chance to socialise and sing with people in similar situations.
Alan Savage and Lucy Gill are always looking for ways to enable their clients to play as full a part as possible in their local communities. When they met Clare Morel, Bowdon Choir choirmaster, the conversation turned to the pleasure and benefits of singing and the enjoyment it brings to people with memory loss. Alan introduced the Alzheimer’s Society to Clare and the partnership subsequently formed between the Alzheimer’s Society and the Cinnamon Club resulted in the Vibrant Voices Choir – launched in March 2011.
“We’re very proud to have played a part in initiating the Vibrant Voices Choir,” says Alan Savage. “Lucy has been attending as a volunteer and it’s been great to hear how much everyone has been enjoying themselves.”
Sarah Sephton from Alzheimer’s Society says, ‘It is really exciting to have been able to set up a choir in partnership with The Cinnamon Club. Music is wonderful at bringing people together and the Vibrant Voices choir will be a great community event.”
Vibrant Voices Choir meets every Wednesday from 2.00-4.00pm at The Cinnamon Club in Altrincham WA14 2TQ.