St Luke’s Care Memory Lane Choir

Last night, the City of Sydney hosted an event as part of their City Talks program at the Sydney Town Hall. The topic of the discussion was “Making space for culture – the future of Sydney’s creative economy.” As part of the event, the St Luke’s Care Memory Lane Choir was invited to perform. The choir was demonstrating the power of music for those living with dementia and expertly demonstrated the point of how essential culture is to all aspects of society.

At the event, the NSW Arts minister John Graham and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore announced a partnership to work toward an Australian first Creative Lands Trust: an independent, not for profit entity to secure affordable land spaces for the cultural sector in perpetuity.

There were a variety of guest speakers and panelists including London Deputy Lord Mayor Justine Simons OBE, Claudia Karvan OAM, Darren Dale, Sara Mansour, Alex Schuman and Marcus Westbury OAM. The discussion was thought provoking and demonstrated the strong collaboration in the arts sector.

Stephen Hunt and the St Luke’s Memory Lane choir completed the night with Stephen’s story based in research on the impact of music on the lives of those with dementia, followed by a rendition of You are my Sunshine, Blue Moon and What a Wonderful World!

It truly is a wonderful world when you see the joy that singing brings to our choir and the joy our choir brings to their audience! Yet again, they brought people to tears with their moving performance. Another standing ovation 👏 

Our choir was created for those in our community who are living with dementia and their carers. We meet at St Luke’s Care in Potts Point every Tuesday afternoon and are very welcoming of new members. Click here to find out more about joining the St Luke’s Care Memory Lane Choir.