The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Young@Heart Chorus presents our 3rd annual (Not Exactly) April Fools Show

The Young@Heart Chorus presents our 3rd annual (Not Exactly) April Fools Show at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Friday April 15 at 7:30PM.

This year the Young@Heart are joined by singers from our Prison Project, both men and women, in minimum security or who've since been released from prison. Here’s a video from our last prison concert:

This concert will also feature the much beloved Northamptones, a cappella group from Northampton High School, in a way that you've never seen them before.

Tickets for the show can be purchased online at or at the Academy Box Office 584-9032 ext. 105. This year, for the first time ever, there is assigned seating and tickets range from $20-$35.

For more information and photos call Young@Heart at 413-727-3470 or email


Young@Heart - 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. From The New York Times to TIME, The Tonight Show to The Daily Show and stars of the hit indie documentary, Young@Heart, this group of seniors, ranging in age from 73-92, has toured from Northampton to New Zealand, Europe to Japan, proving it’s “possible to grow old without growing boring” (The Dartmouth).

Young@Heart Prison Project - In October 2014, we launched the Young@Heart Prison Project making music with inmates in weekly rehearsals and semi-annual concerts at both the Northampton men’s prison and the Chicopee women’s prison. The results have been inspiring. 

The Northamptones - The Northamptones is Northampton High School's advanced choral group. The group is audition based, and meets every other day for an 85 minute school period. Currently, there are 12 people in the group.


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