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This information is so timely for me and my organization. I sing and serve as president of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, Lewisburg, PA, a 100+ regional adult chorus which has commissioned their first new work. This choral/orchestral work will be focused on Alzheimer's Disease and will be premiered by the Chorale Oct. 9, 2010, at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Bucknell University, under the direction of Dr. William Payn. New Jersey composer Robert Cohen and New York librettist Herschel Garfein are creating this work, leaning heavily on over 70 true stories/anecdotes centered on AD which were posted by central Pennsylvanians on the Chorale website through January of 2009.

The Chorale will essentially be singing Alzheimer's experiences of the central Susquehanna Valley. To contact us and to view these stories and information about the project go to: With the help of a community Task Force, we are using this concert as a springboard to promote AD awareness and education through other activities in our region near the concert date. Thank you for featuring this crucial topic.