Stroke A Chord choir on song for "International Day of People with a Disability" - Monash Hospital VIC.
Wendy Lyons - Choir Founder
Members of the Stroke a Chord choir were thrilled to be invited to sing at the Monash Medical Centre on 3rd December 2019 to celebrate the International Day of Disability. We really enjoyed performing to an audience and educating them about stroke and aphasia. All our members are stroke survivors with disabilities and many have aphasia.
Following a talk by a fellow stroke survivor on her own personal journey of recovery, the choir was introduced to the audience by Speech Pathologist Bronwyn Jones. Led by our conductor Christie Cula Reid and supported by our talented musicians we presented a diverse program providing opportunity for the audience to join us in song. We were pleased to mix with the audience who are part of the Monash Medical Centre team. It was a great day for all of us.
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