Young at Heart Chorus
Young at Heart Chorus
Performing: 04/03/2014 - Buy Tickets
YOUNG AT HEART CHORUS HEADLINES THE WILBUR THEATRE ON APRIL 3RD
Boston, MA – Young at Heart Chorus is set to perform The Wilbur Theatre on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 7:30pm
What started out in 1982 at a Western Massachusetts elderly housing project to joyfully pass the time instead of passing before your time has developed into the stereotype-defying, genre-bending, generation-crossing musical extravaganza better known as The Young@Heart Chorus. Stars of the hit indie documentary Young@Heart, this group of spirited seniors, ranging in age from 73-90, has toured from Northampton to New Zealand, Europe to Japan, proving it’s “possible to grow old without growing boring” (The Dartmouth).
The Chorus has performed its concerts “Alive and Well” and “This is Getting Old” at venues around the world including the Royal Carré Theatre, Amsterdam; Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Place des Arts, Montreal; Wilshire Theater, Los Angeles; Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City; Paramount Theater, Denver; Beacon Theatre, New York; Warner Theater, Washington, DC; Bunkamara Orchard Hall, Tokyo; Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, and at the Newport Folk Festival.
The Walker George documentary Young@Heart, originally broadcast on Channel 4 television in the UK, won two Rose d’Or awards, the LA Film Festival Audience Award, screened at Sundance and was released in the US by Fox Searchlight. The film has since been released in the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, and Japan, winning dozens of Audience Awards, including at the Sydney Film Festival, the Paris Cinema International Film Festival, Ghent Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Bergen International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, among others.
In collaboration with No Theater, Young@Heart has performed in the trilogy of theater shows – Road to Heaven, Road to Nowhere, and End of the Road – at The R Festival in Rotterdam, Manchester International Festival, London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), Zurich Theater Spektakel, Spielzeit’Europa in Berlin, Dublin Theater Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, and many others.
Young@Heart Chorus celebrated its 30th anniversary last year with a gallery retrospective, a new concert show, and a new album Young@Heart Chorus Now. Young@Heart receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Bill Blumenreich presents Young at Heart Chorus
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 7:30pm
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston’s Historic Theatre District
For more information about Young at Heart Chorus visit http://www.youngatheartchorus.com/
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