Mindful music in Gillingham during Dementia Action Week

TWO local choirs will be singing their hearts out in a concert that’s part of Dementia Action Week, hoping to raise lots of money for Gillingham’s Mindful Memory Cafe.

Shreen Harmony and Doves Peace Choir will be performing in a concert in Gillingham on Thursday, May 18, as part of Dementia Action Week.

The concert is in aid of Gillingham Mindful Memory Café, a charity that supports local people with memory loss and their carers.

Shreen Harmony are a friendly community choir based in Mere. Their extensive range includes traditional folk songs, sea shanties and gospel music as well as some well-known popular classics.

While for the most part sung in English, you may also spot a bit of Croatian, Maori and Ukrainian.

Doves Peace Choir

Doves Peace Choir

Doves Peace Choir are a small a cappella choir based in Trowbridge and led by singer and choir leader Clara Atkins. The Doves sing songs on the themes of peace, justice, hope and love using their voices to send out a positive message for the world.

Shreen’s Musical Director, Caroline Radcliffe told the NBVM: “Our Gillingham concert during Dementia Week has been a firm fixture in our performance calendar for several years now. These concerts are always joyful, warm and informal.

“This year we’re delighted to be teaming up with Doves Peace Choir and we all look forward to providing a wonderful evening of beautiful harmony.”

The concert is taking place at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 18 in Gillingham Methodist Church, High Street, Gillingham.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served in the interval, at no charge. There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Gillingham Mindful Memory Café at the end of the concert.

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