More than Music…

The Deer Creek Chorale of Harford County, Maryland is committed to the philosophy – Sing Locally, Give Globally.  DCC concerts have raised funds to support community projects both here at home and across the globe.

DCC concerts support charities world-wide
Past Community Outreach Projects

Haiti’s Earthquake Relief Fund
Construction of an international school in Pakistan
Jackie McCosh Concert Fund
Betty Banghart Scholarship Fund
Johns Hopkins Camp Sunrise
Project C.U.R.E.
Harford Family House
George Small Outreach Educational Fund in Kenya
Habitat for Humanity (Susquehanna Chapter)                                               Harford County Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
Alzheimer’s Awarness


Our Current Outreach Endeavor…

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Alzheimer’s Awareness 2016-17 Outreach

For the 2016-2017 performance year the DCC has chosen to promote Alzheimer awareness as a disease and a serious health care issue in society today.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.  Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older.  But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer’s, which often appears when someone is in their 40’s or 50’s.  Living with and caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s can be devastating and heart-breaking.  It is hoped that through greater awareness the disease can be better understood and managed.

Throughout the year the DCC will focus on Alzheimer’s awareness with guest speakers and activities highlighting the correlation between music and memory.  As a special commemoration we have commissioned Dr. Daniel McDavitt to compose a piece with music and memory as its theme. Finally, our year will culminate in a major concert themed “Music and Memory” showcasing the Mid-Atlantic premiere of Robert Cohen’s “Alzheimer’s Stories.”  In addition to the DCC, concert performers will include the Deer Creek Youth Choir, as well as musicians from Goucher College and the Peabody Institute, with special guest conductor Bruce Rogers.  The concert will be held at Goucher College as part of a whole weekend of Alzheimer awareness activities including a pre-concert Alzheimer Awareness Forum.

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