Singing for Dementia is deeply symbolic as it represents giving a voice to those who often have their voice taken away. Singing is a profound expression of humanity as each song is unique, personal and an insight into the soul.
Every song that is sung for this campaign will support the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life, which brings joy and meaning back into the lives of people with dementia and their families – we call that igniting their spirit.
So for all of you who love singing or who may have a special singer in your family or personal network, we invite you to become involved. We would love to share your event and encourage schools, choirs or clubs, aged care facilities, professional performers and shows to become involved. All you need to do is to connect with us and we can link with you.
Many voices can raise the roof – every contribution makes a difference.
Concert for Spark of Life:
To celebrate International Day of Older Persons, The Commonwealth Resounds, and CommonAge are bringing the generations together across the Commonwealth for a special online concert in aid of two charities, Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life and the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.
Musicians from Asia, Australia, Malta, Africa, and Canada have generously contributed their time, effort, and talent to support this important appeal.
AC/DC Tribute Concert
The rock’n’roll royalty of Australian music banded together on 2nd February 2019, for a second year at the Corner Hotel, Melbourne to raise funds for the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life. This turbo-charged evening of AC/DC classics was in honour of Malcolm Young, Co-founder of legendary rock band AC/DC.
Malcolm Young AC/DC Tribute Concert Musicians Call for Ongoing Donations for the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life
James Morley (Angels, Choirboys & now Whole Lotta Rosie) Organiser of the February 2019 tribute & fundraising concert
Craig Newman & Stuart Frazer from the John Farnham Band
Nat Allison, guitarist from the Suzie Quatro Band
Jimi Hocking from the Screaming Jets
Watch Simon Croft guitarist from We Will Rock You
Antonio Carangelo is a renowned tenor, born in Lecce, Italy. He has performed in leading roles internationally throughout his life. He has set up the Carangelo Belcanto Academy in Vienna, and now leads Masterclasses all over the world. Antonio is now a Global Ambassador for Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life.
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‘I am Antonio Carangelo. I have chosen three very special songs that I have sung to dedicate to the Dementia Foundation for Spark of Life, one about mother, one about love, and one about remembering me. I call on all of you to join me in supporting this Foundation and donate generously as its work is so very much needed.’
All three pieces are sung by Antonio Carangelo and played by the Chamber Orchestra of Jiri Lexa, ‘Con Bravura.’
Tu ca nun chiagne
Non ti scordar di me