In just a few short weeks, we at the George Center for Music Therapy, in partnership with The Alchemy Sky Foundation, will be kicking off Atlanta’s first Singing with Parkinson’s choir! Singing with Parkinson’s is a therapeutic choral experience designed by neurologic music therapists to address the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) all within a setting that is sure to provide a sense of community and a multitude of opportunities for growth.
We begin rehearsals on Monday, April 9th, from 6:30-7:30 PM at the beautiful Renaissance on Peachtree in Buckhead (complimentary valet parking is provided). We will rehearse each Monday evening at the same time and location from April 9th to August 20th, with all our hard work and fun culminating in a community performance!
Singing with Parkinson’s is open to all those living with PD, and you do not need a musical background to participate. We will begin each rehearsal with vocal and physical warm-ups led by a neurologic music therapist incorporating techniques designed to address the symptoms of PD. Throughout our time together, we will explore a broad spectrum of repertoire, including genres spanning from folk, pop, and Broadway tunes to choral music. There is sure to be something that will challenge and engage participants from a range of backgrounds, as well as opportunities to build new and meaningful relationships.
Registration for Singing with Parkinson’s is currently open and will remain open until March 31st so if you are interested in joining, please click here and fill out a registration form. If you have questions you’d like to ask, please contact us at Claire@thegeorgecenter.com. We’d love to have you join us in this therapeutic opportunity to blend backgrounds, experiences, and voices in a rich and beautiful music-making experience.
Hope to see you there!