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THE LATEST NEWS!

Love Notes Chorus (LNC) is Austin’s first Alzheimer's choir and is under the auspices of Music Memories Austin, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 

We have grown to a choir of 90 and ask that all members stay up-to-date with COVID, FLU, and any other necessary vaccinations to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Interested? Contact Edie Elkjer (Musical Director) and Susie Higley (Administrative Coordinator) via email at: musicmemoriesaustin@gmail.com 

or call Love Notes Chorus at

(512) 797-4465. 

Ready to see Love Notes Chorus Perform?

Check out PERFORMANCES and mark your calendar to join us!

Love Notes Chorus appreciates the generosity of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church of Austin.

What People Are Saying About LNC...

“My husband and I have attended Love Notes Chorus since its inception. The founders and volunteers are loving and caring as well as musically talented.  From vocal exercises and simple movements to learning the composers' stories behind the songs, all our experiences are enjoyable. Listening to all kinds of music from different eras stirs forgotten memories of long ago.  Best of all, we have so much FUN!!!" (Renee Pruitt, care partner) 

"Each practice is a refuge ... Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!" (Alison Romano, daughter and caregiver)  

"My husband was very new during the last concert. He thoroughly enjoyed every rehearsal and is now excited about giving an intro for the next concert." (Dona Reynolds, wife and care partner)  

"The intros during our concerts are so special because they highlight the courage of our members and their care partners." (Gretchen Blackburn, volunteer)

"Our favorite part of Love Notes Chorus is the camaraderie." (JoAnn Gordon, wife and care partner)

"My mom and I had two long car trips and listened to the entire practice CD on each trip! I realized how helpful that was for her and how it helped her feel comfortable during the concert. I loved it too!" (Hannah Weldon, daughter and caregiver) 

"When we lost one of our choir members to Alzheimer's, I wasn't sure if I could sing our song of remembrance, but figured if her husband could manage, so could I!" (Merry Wheaton, wife and care partner) 

"Everything about Love Notes Chorus is GREAT! How could we want more? We love it all! We find ourselves smiling more! (Paul and Donna Kreuzer, partner and care partner) 

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Love Notes Chorus, is a choir sponsored by Music Memories Austin (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) and made up of those with memory loss, their caregivers, and volunteers.

All people and all ages are welcome and though our performances are free, we deeply appreciate and depend on donations. 

 

We are directed and led by Edie Elkjer, a seasoned choral director, so singing experience is not necessary and we provide music notebooks for all singers. If you or someone you know might benefit by joining us, please call us at (512) 797-4465 or email us at musicmemoriesaustin@gmail.com 

A Gift of Love

Music Memories Austin, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) under the direction of Edie Elkjer, and her business partner, Susie Higley, began facilitating workshops three years ago at Memory Powered by Active Connections (MPAC), St. Matthew’s respite care for people with memory loss.  

 

Realizing the tremendous impact of music on people suffering from this debilitating disease, Edie and Susie were inspired to learn more about Giving Voice Chorus, a chorus made up of persons with memory loss, their caregivers, and volunteers which began in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  This encouraged Edie and Susie to launch Love Notes Chorus (LNC) in September 2019.  

 

LNC is made up of the ideal ratio recommended by Giving Voice of one-third persons with varying stages of memory loss, one-third caregivers, and one-third volunteers.  

 

To learn more about how you can participate in LNC, email 

Edie Elkjer or Susie Higley at: 

musicmemoriesaustin@gmail.com.

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