WPC Parkinson Sing-A-Long

In April we held a series of Sing-A-Longs to celebrate Parkinson's Awareness Month. We had such a fun time that we will be hosting sing-a-longs once a month starting on September 9th.

Judi Spencer, WPC Choir Director, will be leading our sing-a-longs. To celebrate the global Parkinson's community, we will have a different co-host with Judi each month. If you are a muscian or part of a music group and would like to co-host a sing-a-long, contact Judi at judi4tulips@gmail.com

We will all be coming together virtually to raise our voices in song!

The dates for the next four sing-a-longs are:

Wednesday, Setember 9, 2020
Wednesday, October 13, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wednesday, December 8, 2020

You will need a computer, tablet, or smart phone with a camera to sing-a-long.

     What to Expect

  • We will all be singing together but we wont be able to hear each other. This is due to the lag time that happens during video calls. No need to worry about being a good singer you can belt it out as loud as you want from the comfort of your own home!
  • We want everyone to have fun appearing on camera. Feel free to wear a silly hat or goofy glasses. Make a sign with your name and where your from. We can't wait to see you!
  • We will start with breathing exercises to get everyone warmed up and ready to sing.
  • We will show the lyrics on the screen so we can all practice singing the song a few times together.
  • Once we are warmed up and have practiced the song a few times, we will remove the lyrics from the screen and we will all be able to see each other as we sing together.

Things to Know About Joining the Zoom Call

  • The camera on your device may turn on automatically when you join. Make sure you are dressed and ready for other people to see you before you join.
  • Click HERE if you need a quick tutorial on how to join a zoom call. If you are still having trouble contact us at info@worldpdcoalition.org.

World Parkinson Choir Director, Judi Spencer
Judi Spencer is a vocal and rhythm specialist who travels internationally leading music, rhythm and vocal workshops for Senior Communities, Parkinson’s, Memory Care, Stroke and People touched with Cancer. Judi has been involved with the Parkinson’s community for 25 years, beginning when her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1995. She has lobbied in both Canada and the United States as a Parkinson’s Advocate.

Locally, Mrs. Spencer has led Parkinson’s Singing and Rhythm Classes and Workshops throughout Seattle and Washington State. The Tremolo Singers, who meet in Bellevue every Tuesday, have been under the direction of Judi Spencer, beginning in 2007.

Judi took on the role of the WPC Choir Director prior to the 4th World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon where she prepared the global choir for its first performance at the WPC 2016 opening ceremony. She followed this performance by leading the choir once again to open the 5th World Parkinson Congress in June 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. In her role as the Choir Director she helped launch and judge the first ever WPC Song Competition in 2018 that garnered more than 40 submissions from the global Parkinson’s community. The two winning songs from that inaugural competition were performed at the opening ceremony in Kyoto.

Judi is a Warrior in Pink and has been cancer-free for 5 years. She and her husband currently live in Seattle, WA, near their three sons, grandson and granddaughter.


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