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Pito-One Harmony Singers

The Full Story

Pito-One Harmony Singers was the vision of two people to honour the life of a very special lady: Barbara Green who lost her life to dementia in 2021.


I (Rani Allan) met Barbara Green through her partner Jenny Williams who was recommended a music therapist through Dementia Wellington. I worked with Barbara in the latter stages of her dementia diagnosis, learning about her amazing life as an opera singer and her love of gardens and cats. She was a truly remarkable feisty person. It was fitting to honour her in a musical way. With the support of friends, donations and a community grant we were able to launch a pilot project supporting other families with loved ones living with cognitive memory loss or dementia.


Pito-One Harmony Singers is a community social group aimed at supporting carers and those living with dementia. We are a caring, thoughtful, supportive group who understands the impact this disease can have on lives. We celebrate each other's strengths, laugh at the difficult times and lift each other up. The music therapy focuses on extending cognition and feeling connected to others (see about section). ​


We are now in our second year and have a core group of members with new ones joining throughout the year. No musical experience is needed. We welcome all and hope you find a place of belonging. People can attend for as long as they want, we have volunteers and experienced therapists and there is wheelchair access!​​

Our Supporters

A big Thank You goes out to all our many volunteers and donators below who help us keep this wonderful group going. If you think you might be able to help please get in touch as we think it is so important to keep this community dementia friendly group continuing for free or Koha.

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Kris Lockett

For our wonderful poster design

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Jenny Williams

For seeing the vision and wanting to make a difference, donating both time and money in making it happen

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Elizabeth Jones

For the wonderful photos:

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Trudi Bruhlman

Believing in the music

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Hutt City Council Community Arts Fund

For providing a 2022 funding for room hire

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Shirley Walter

Helping us support more people living with dementia

Where and When?

We meet every fortnight at Petone Baptist Church - right next to the fountain at 2:30 till 4pm


4th and 18th of August

1st, 15th and 29th of September

13th and 27th of October

10th and 24th of November

8th of December

Come Join Us!

Get in touch if this sounds like something you'd like to try!

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