Wembley’s dementia choir raises the roof at Southwark Cathedral

The Memory Cafe Choir sing at Southwark Cathedral. Pic: Francis Henry

The Memory Cafe Choir sing at Southwark Cathedral. Pic: Francis Henry - Credit: Archant

A dementia choir from Wembley raised the roof at a special concert in Southwark Cathedral.

The Memory Café choir rounded off an evening of music where they joined other choirs at a Raise Your Voices concert on November 8.

Vicar Steve Morris said: “The trip to Southwark was an honour, but also a great adventure.

“It is good to be part of something good and helps us all to feel better about the world.

“We started off with just a small group and now we have started a movement that’s spreading.”

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The memory café runs on Thursdays from 11am to 1pm at St Cuthbert’s Church in Carlton Avenue West.

Dementia sufferers and their carers gather for quizzes, exercise and a life-affirming choir led by Francis Henry and Anna Mitchell.

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Mr Henry added: “The choir is an expression of joy in the face of this awful illness.”

He added: “It has become a great place of community building.”

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