Music Matters is a celebratory public performance by adults living with dementia and their caregivers. Over 8 weeks, 14 participants collaborated with two local musicians—Juno award-winning percussionist Jesse Stewart and jazz singer and songwriter Julia Churchill— to create an innovative performance that will include collaboratively-developed original music and some favourite melodies from the past. This show is a testament to the talent, creativity, and ingenuity of individuals living with various stages of dementia and their caregivers.
“Music Matters” is a community partnership led by Artswell in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County, Carleton University and Bruyère Continuing Care, and funded by the Community Foundation of Ottawa. All proceeds from the performance will go towards continuing to offer the "Music Matters" program in the community at no charge to participants.