A collaboration between Liturgical Music and Musical Arts (LMMA) and Dr. Penny Harris, Chair of the Sociology and Criminology Department, has birthed a new intergenerational choir of beginning-stage Alzheimer’s disease patients, their caregivers, and JCU students. One purpose of the group is to fight the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease. Another purpose is to offer the healing power of music to Alzheimer’s patients, an initiative supported by current research. The choir will perform on April 17 at 7:00 p.m. during the 23rd annual Alzheimer’s Disease Educational Event held in Donahue Auditorium.
Abu Ghraib Arias
Along with Dr. Jeanne Colleran, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, LMMA hosted an evening of the reading of “Abu Ghraib Arias” with musical support and interpretive reactions. The poetry, written by Dr. Philip Metres, was accompanied by guest pianist Philip Fournier. The event was held in the Dolan Reading Room on Tuesday, February 19.