Music, Richness, Culture, Community, Joy
Amazing Grace Chorus
Whatever is healthy for the heart is healtyy for the brain!
Keepers of the Culture
Amazing Grace Chorus connects elders of the community through creative healthy aging programming.
AGC is a dementia-friendly chorus where elders demonstrate the healing power of music. Through song, the chorus engages the heart and soul of the listener and brings memories of love, friendship, family, and community. Along with many positive benefits for memory and brain health, the AGC provides connection, community, friendship, joy and love for its members. The chorus works to counter social isolation and its detriment to the human spirit, and instead offer comfort, fellowship, and beloved community.
AGC’s musical focus is primarily well-known and well-loved songs endemic to African-American culture and experience. This chorus highlights the robust, rich, and deeply-rooted traditions of Black people and the connection to the elders and olders of our community.
Hit the play button below to listen to "God is Real" Performed by Amazing Grace Chorus
If you are a senior singer or caregiver, please join us! We are dementia friendly and supportive to elders and caregivers in the community! All are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join, or call Walker West Music Academy at 651-224-2929 to add your name to the list of members.
“Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Life is a journey filled with unexpected miracles. Without music, life is a journey through a desert. Music brings healing, power, and joy.” - Authors: Betty Friedan, Pat Conroy
If you want to help support Amazing Grace Chorus, please contact email@example.com. We are proudly supported by The Minnesota Humanities Center and Walker West Music Academy.
Left to right: Carl Clomon, Gale Cannon, Shana Moses
Connect with the Chorus
Contact Gale Cannon, Program Coordinator
By phone at 763-607-5833, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Twin Cities Public Broadcasting
Art + Medicine: Healthy Aging
Exploring healthy aging through an artistic lens.
We Need Your Support
Amazing Grace Chorus connects elders of the community through creative healthy aging programming. Upholding these initiatives requires great financial support that derives from the generous contributions of conscientious donors like you.
Amazing Grace Chorus received an award for Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving from the Family Caregiver Alliance at the awards reception on March 28th, 2023, as part of the American Society on Aging "On Aging" Conference in Atlanta.
October 22, 2022
ART + MEDICINE: HEALTHY AGING
AGS is featured in "Exploring Heathy Aging" with Drs. Jon Hallberg and Tseganesh Selameab through the 4M’s framework of Mobility, Mentation, Medication and What Matters to older adults.
November 28, 2021
"MUSIC TO MY EARS" ARTICLE
Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children’s education. - Jessica Peresta