The Memory Notes

After 18 months on zoom, we are delighted to be running our weekly Memory Notes sessions again in Histon. All precautions are in place to ensure that everyone is safe, and a robust Covid risk assessment is in place.

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The Memory Notes, Singing for Heart and Soul and Memory is a community of singers who are all affected by dementia: some are living with the condition, others in the group are carers and supporters.

The Memory Notes, led by Talking in Tune’s Musical Director Rowena Whitehead, is about building friendships and confidence and about having fun, all of which is enabled by singing in a supportive, relaxed environment. The group is inclusive, flexible and friendly and is open to people’s many changing needs and circumstances.


Memory Notes singers say:

‘I love singing with everyone. I look forward to Wednesdays’

‘It’s such a happy atmosphere’

If you want to know what the Memory Notes means to its participants, then have a look at this short filmed interview with Bryan:

We celebrated The Memory Notes’ 5th birthday in style with a Tea-Dance-Sing party at our regular home St Andrews Centre in Histon, on a beautiful early autumn afternoon in September 2019. Current members of the group were joined by friends and family, and we welcomed back some families who have been a part of the group since we began in 2014. With the volunteers and members of Talking In Tune’s committee we danced and sang and shared a very fine afternoon tea together (complete with a splendid cake). Live music from Tom Ling on the fiddle and Martina Schwarz on the piano accordion provided a wonderful backdrop to a truly memorable, enjoyable afternoon.

If you would like to know more about The Memory Notes please get in touch with Alison Deane by email at

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The Memory Notes has made a short movie, filmed and edited by Toby Peters, which can be seen here:  We held a glittering premiere for the Memory Notes community, which included the full red carpet treatment for all!  Here are some photos of the event

Red carpet arrivals:

During the event:



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