Presented by The Michael O'Neal Singers
There are currently 5.8 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Over 16 million Americans (mainly family members) provide unpaid care to the people suffering from this disease. This concert will feature the regional premiere of Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer’s Stories, a critically acclaimed work which addresses the subject of memory loss through stories of pathos, poignancy and humor. In addition to the 140-voice chorus of The Michael O'Neal Singers, the concert will feature an instrumental ensemble, Beverly Blouin (Mezzo Soprano), Brent Davis (Baritone), and actor Tom Key. Also included in the concert will be performances of Long, Long Ago; Shenandoah; Amazing Grace; and You’ll Never Walk Alone.
This performance is ultimately one which will offer hope and support to people living with Alzheimer’s, whether patients or caregivers, and will remind us how music can touch lives in profound and meaningful ways. Perhaps the final lines of Alzheimer’s Stories express it best: “Find those you love in the dark and light. Help them through the days and nights. Keep faith. They sense what they cannot show. Love and music are the last things to go. Sing anything. Sing.”
Stop by the Charis Gallery (just down the hall from the concert lobby) to view the visual arts exhibit, The Spirit Lives On, featuring 20 photographs and paintings by Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.
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