In Memory of A.P. Stevens and Arthur Klein
This month, two of our beloved members passed away. We want to share this information with you. We hope to continue to honor them with the work that we do. From left to right, they are:
A.P. Stevens (1926-2014)
A.P. sang with the Chorus for a short time, but his charm, wit, and grace will stay with us forever. He was never far from the group with his wife, Shirley, playing an integral role in the chorus as a singer and board member. A.P. was a fabulous calligrapher and was responsible for the beautiful work on the diplomas of many local students. When we sang with the Chicago Children's Choir this past year we learned that their director, Mollie Stone, became a recipient of A.P.'s handiwork when she graduated from Amherst College. View his obituary here
Arthur Klein (1924-2014)
A longtime Brooklyn hairdresser, Arthur Klein was also a dynamic performer. He launched passionately into every assignment he was given and gave some of the most honest, beautiful performances we have ever seen. His voice had such character. Whether it was Bon Jovi's "It's My Life", the Vanilla Fudge version of "You Keep Me Hangin' On" or Dylan's "Watchin' the River Flow" he always captivated. We've included here one of his last live performances this past April singing "Watchin' the River Flow". He was a beautiful guy who was loved by everyone.
A New Chapter Begins
Young@Heart begins a new era with the launch of our Campaign for Permanence. Young@Heart is now funded by your generous donations, which are fully tax deductible. Your support assures Young@Heart’s future and allows us to continue making music. To donate now click here. To learn more please visit our Support page. On behalf of the entire Young@Heart Chorus, we thank you for your support.
If you're interested in bringing Y@H to your town please check our booking page. We typically perform in fully equipped theaters, as this is a show that relies on theatrical elements. We are also now offering open rehearsals at your facility in Western Massachusetts. Learn more here. We look forward to exploring opportunities with you via email. Please drop us a line.
The mission of the Young@Heart Chorus is to present a unique and positive image of aging through the creation of originally staged musical and theater performances that incorporate songs not commonly sung by older Americans. Young@Heart provides a not-for-profit musical outlet for the elderly of Western Massachusetts in the form of vocal concerts and/or stage presentations. Young At Heart Chorus Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.