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.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Young@Heart Chorus Quarantine Video & Livestream

Young@Heart Chorus Create New Quarantine Video: "A Change is Gonna Come" with Chicago Children's Choir

We're proud to release our new quarantine video, featuring the Young@Heart Chorus with members of the Chicago Children’s Choir and the Young@Heart Band. Young@Heart performed with CCC in May 2019 at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton, MA as part of our Mash-Ups concert series. We recently reconnected virtually to sing together and make this quarantine video that reflects our live performance as well as our digital collaboration. Here’s the link:

Our choirs are both in areas deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: Massachusetts and the south side of Chicago. For us to get together in such a positive and joyful way was an incredible experience, beyond just the artistic moment we created together.

We dedicate this video to all the essential workers who risk their lives to ensure that our most vulnerable stay safe. With it, we honor the memories of our recently passed beloved chorus members Pat Cady and Jan St. Laurence...and Sam Cooke.

Audio recorded and mixed by Dan Richardson; video by Boundless Video Productions

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Join Our Livestream Rehearsals Every Monday

We have received hundreds of emails over the years from fans who've asked us if there was a chorus like Young@Heart in their town. Now, there can be - virtually!

We've started a weekly online rehearsal where everyone can join us in song from anywhere in the world. Simply click this link to watch on Facebook or click here to watch on YouTube every Monday from 10:15am until noon EST.

We post the lyrics for each song we sing in the comments of the livestream so everyone can follow along and sing each song, with the lead vocalist from Young@Heart leading the way.

During this time of global instability, it's wonderful to have a community-centered creative activity like singing to bring us together and boost morale. We hope you'll join us.

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