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Sentimental Journey Singers

Sing with Us!

Insight Memory Care Center is partnering with Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral program for singers 55+, to offer a chorus for those diagnosed with early or beginning moderate Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments.

Singers in the chorus, along with their care partner, will learn familiar and new songs in three-part harmony. We will rehearse familiar music for the season, along with old favorites such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Everyone will learn vocal technique skills to improve their singing voice and, of course, enjoy the all-important social aspect of choral singing!

 

Program Details

The Singers will now be meeting in Fairfax and Sterling! No auditions are required - join us!

Fairfax
Insight Memory Care Center, Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Meets Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Session begins January 12th and concludes with a concert in May

Sterling
Insight Memory Care Center - Sterling, 45945 Center Oak Plaza, Suite 190, Sterling, VA 20166
Meets Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Session begins January 13th and concludes with a concert in May

We are hopeful that all care partners will also sing! If you don’t feel as musically inclined, care partners can also just listen in to rehearsals.

Questions?
For more information, visit the Sentimental Journey Singers website.

 

Meet the Directors

  • Mary Ann East, Director
    Mary Ann East, Director

    Conducting the Sentimental Journey Singers is Mary Ann East, an Encore conductor and adjunct professor at George Mason University. Mary Ann is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. She also conducts the Community of Faith UMC in Herndon, VA and is the director of the Capital Harmonia Community Women’s Chorus.

  • Rachel Thompson, Music Therapist
    Rachel Thompson, Music Therapist

    Rachel Thompson will serve as the pianist. Rachel received her Master’s Degree in Musical Therapy from Florida State University. A Board – Certified Music Therapist, she works primarily with adults who have dementia or other cognitive impairments.

 

About Encore Creativity for Older Adults

With 16 Encore Chorales and 6 Encore ROCKS (rock n roll choruses) in the DC/MD/VA and New York City area serving over 1,250 singers ages 55+, Encore Creativity for Older Adults is perfectly poised to deliver an excellent choral program for those diagnosed with beginning or moderate memory impairment. To learn more about Encore, visit their website at http://encorecreativity.org.

 

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