FMNC gives a powerful, creative voice to its members but is not just about bringing back memories by singing old songs. We sing a huge variety of repertoire, setting the musical bar high and defying the condition. We collaborate with a variety of professional artists (composers, performers and writers) to create new, original works which stimulate an enormous sense of pride and self-worth in our choristers who have a means of sharing their stories with a wider community.
Recognising the value of online delivery during COVID, this funding will support the choir to continue its online delivery and support more people living with dementia. Using this grant, we will continue to develop our virtual activities beyond the pandemic, informed by recent experience and participant feedback, expanding the flexibility of our delivery to best serve the needs of our FMNC community.