Thomas Yakey Jr. –Anchor Staff
This past Tuesday night, the Young@Heart Chorus gave a fantastic and energetic concert at Rhode Island College. The Performing Arts Series at our school brings professional groups to RIC for enjoyment of the school, as well as the community as a whole. Young@Heart is a group of senior singers, ranging in age from 73 to 92, who come together to sing and live life to the fullest.
The group has travelled internationally from Europe to Japan and has made various appearances ranging from “The Ellen Show” to “The Daily Show.” They even have their own documentary which has been on PBS and Netflix. They continue to perform at dozens of schools and universities, as well as retirement and community centers around the world. Young@Heart was even in E*TRADE’s Super Bowl ad, “This Is Getting Old.”
The chorus has been around for 37 years, and they will likely continue to be around for many to come. The group comes from all various backgrounds ranging from an opera singer to a school secretary. They come with their own band and perform different music for all musical tastes.
Along with Young@Heart, we were lucky to have The Green Sisters as special guests to accompany them. In addition, our own RIC choir had the privilege of singing two songs with these musical greats.
The concert ended with “Forever Young,” something that describes the choir in great detail, despite being only two words. Proving age to be just a number, they shared their amazing talents and put on a great concert that made all smile.