The Victory Chorus

The Victory Fund is excited to launch an innovative new Chorus in January, 2019, through its Dementia Friendly Duluth community initiative. The Victory Chorus will be a structured chorus comprised of persons with dementia, their care partners/loved ones, and volunteer helper singers. The Victory Chorus is led by a professional music director and other professional staff. Three sessions of the Chorus will be offered each year – lasting between 8 and 12 weeks. Each session includes weekly rehearsals leading up to the Chorus performance which takes place the last week of each session.

Rehearsals are held each Sunday of the session from 1:30PM – 3:30PM.  Final performance is the last Sunday of the session at the same time.

The host location for the Victory Chorus is:

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth (UUCD)
835 W College Street
Duluth, MN 55811

The Victory Fund, located in Duluth, MN, is a private foundation established in 2012 to help communities in northeastern Minnesota identify, address and resolve chronic health issues. One of the Victory Fund’s key priority areas is dementia; in 2016, it established a community initiative, Dementia Friendly Duluth, which aims to make the community more aware, informed, sensitive, and supportive of people experiencing and caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Volunteer singers

We are currently at capacity for Session 1 volunteer singers. If you would still like to help out in some way, shape or form, please sign up as an operational volunteer.

Volunteer singers are paired with, and sing alongside, a Victory Chorus participant living with dementia.

Operational volunteers

Volunteering for the Victory Chorus is an opportunity to bring joy into the lives of people living with dementia. We greatly appreciate all the help we can get. Operational volunteers typically assist with setting up and taking down equipment, and anything else that may require additional help.


The Victory Chorus offers those living with dementia the opportunity to build connections, seek joy, and meaningfully engage in the community through song.

*All participants must have a care partner attend each rehearsal. Care partners may be volunteer singers.

Volunteer Sign-Up   Participant Sign-Up

Stay tuned for Session 2 registration. Coming soon!

Featured Story

“AMAZINGLY, when we sing, she knows all the words and she sings them very clearly.”

Read how the Victory Chorus is bringing happiness to Kathy Heltzer (Victory Chorus volunteer singer) and her mother (Victory Chorus participant).

This story was published by the Human Fabric of Duluth, whose mission is to tell the stories of people in or connected with Duluth, how they got here, and the life experiences that led them to where they are now.

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