We are a group of 15-20 seniors with a passion for singing and bringing the joy of music to the community. Our director, Roxanne Goodman, formed the group in the autumn of 2011, with the belief that anyone can sing, and that singing in a choir improves the health of seniors who might otherwise feel isolated. Our men and women come from widely different backgrounds, but in each other find the companionship and support that is so vital to living well as we age.
We meet weekly on Tuesday mornings to rehearse the songs we love to share with our audiences. We make several visits each year to seniors residences, and have 3 public concerts per year. Any monies collected at these events go back to the community in the form of donations to local charities such as food banks, seniors support groups, and care centres for birds and other wildlife in distress.
Anyone 60+ years of age is welcome to attend our rehearsals and, if they like what they see and hear, they can join immediately without audition. Because we are not judgemental, and the focus is on having fun, new members soon develop confidence about performing for an audience, and many have progressed to duets, or even solos. Imagine how you feel singing along to your favourite music at home, then imagine the satisfaction of doing it for an audience, and receiving applause! It’s an experience many of us never imagined doing during our working lives, but now look forward to.