The Young@Heart Chorus™ to perform at Mechanics Hall on March 17
For Immediate Release: February 11, 2012
Howard McGinn, Executive Director, First Night Worcester(508) 799-4909
Robert Kennedy, Executive Director, Mechanics Hall (508) 752-5608
WORCESTER_ First Night Worcester is delighted to partner with Mechanics Hall in Worcester to offer the public a profound and inspirational show, Young@Heart: This is Getting Old. Set to perform at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 3 p.m., this charismatic group brings their gift of music, and zest for life to each and every audience.
Heralding from Northampton, MA, this lively singing group of senior citizens, ranging in ages from 73 to 90 years old, began informally in 1982. Each member’s experience varies considerably, from those with prior professional theater or music experience, some who have performed extensively on the amateur level, to those who have never been on stage until turning 80. None of the current performers were part of the original group; however, they have continued to keep the spirit of the original members alive. The group has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, receiving international acclaim. They were the subject of an award-winning Walker George BBC documentary, Young@Heart (2008), which won two UK awards and the LA Film Festival Audience Award. The movie was shown in Sundance in 2007 and was released to North American cinemas in 2007. Today, the group is celebrating its 30th birthday, and is debuting its new live show, its new album, and is having a 28-page full-color commemorative tour book published that details the group’s concert adventures since 2007.
The group is funded through a variety of matching gifts, corporate sponsors, foundation support, government support, and in-kind donations.
Tickets are currently on sale at the Mechanics Hall Box office and include:
- Premium Seating – $100 which includes a “High Tea” Reception following the performance
- Preferred Seating – $50
- Good Seating - $30
- Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more
Don’t miss your opportunity to see and hear this incredible group, which has previously performed to sold-out crowds at Mechanics Hall in October 2009 and May 2011.
To purchase or for more information call 508-752-0888 or visit www.mechanicshall.org. (Please note: the last day to order tickets online)
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