Community Concerts (Local Only)
Young@Heart is now available to do community concerts at your facility in Western Massachusetts (within 30 miles or so of Northampton). This is how it works: we bring the sound equipment and set it up. It lasts 2 hours with a 10 minute break in the middle. Mondays and Thursdays from 10am-Noon are the usual time, but if that doesn't work we are somewhat flexible. The event cannot be used as a fundraiser in any way, and it cannot be publicized to the general public. The cost is $2000. If you're interested, please email us your information and preferred date(s) to book a community concert at your facility.
Young@Heart Chorus: This is Getting Old, a full theatrical concert, is available for one day and multi-city tours. The Young@Heart prefers to do multi-city tours, especially when we have to fly to a destination. For example a Midwest tour could be Ann Arbor, Chicago, Madison and Minneapolis, a Northwest tour could be Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. Concert engagements by the Young@Heart Chorus are booked in-house by Bob Cilman, Artistic Director. You may contact him by email here.
The Chorus has had great success being presented by non-profits in the arts and social services throughout North America. Since June 2008 we have performed for the benefit of the following groups, and many more. Here's what they netted after covering all costs to present us.
- Salt Lake City Film Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Capitol Theatre, June 10, 2008 – Net $15,000
- IONA Senior Services, Washington DC, Ellington Theater, September 6, 2008 – Net $30,000 and a repeat performance 15 months later for IONA Senior Services, Washington, DC, Warner Theatre, December 5, 2009 – Net $60,750
- Elder Services of Berkshire County, Pittsfield, MA, Colonial Theatre, August 15, 2009 – Net $24,400
"A sold-out performance from a wonderful group - we couldn't be happier and can't wait to have them return!" — Louisa Weeden, Elder Services Berkshire County
- Cape Abilities, Hyannis, MA, Barnstable Performing Arts Center, October 16, 2009 – Net $26,000
"Cape Abilities really enjoyed doing this fundraiser with Young@Heart. Working with Bob, Diane and the others was great as was the time spent with all of the performers on Cape Cod. This event also allowed us to really get our name out into the Community and we have received many donations since that evening. It is definitely something that we will repeat in the future." — Patricia Janiak, Director of Development, Cape Abilities
- Jewish Family Services of Worcester and Temple Sinai, Worcester, MA, Mechanics Hall (2 shows), October 18, 2009 – Net $101,000
- Special Transit, Boulder Colorado, First Presbyterian Church, November 13, 2009 – Net $83,000
"Special Transit is a relative newbie when it comes to fundraising events, but Young@Heart helped us set a new record for net profits. As with any special event, we raised the majority of our funds from event sponsorships, supplemented that income with ticket sales and kept our expenses low with in-kind donations. Young@Heart helped us reach a huge number of people with an important message about vibrant and vital aging, and we had an excellent working relationship. Without a doubt, we’d do it again!" — Diana W. DeBrohun, Special Transit
- Senior Care Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Wells Fargo Theatre, November 15, 2009 - proceeds of $25,000 donated to Jeremy Bloom’s “Wish of a Lifetime” Foundation.
"It was such a privilege to host the Young@Heart Chorus here in Denver. We approached it as a great gift to our community and everyone who came out to enjoy the show. The Chorus members are a shining example of what it means to grow old with the utmost vigor and vitality—an attitude we like to cultivate among the senior patients in our practice. And when it came down to business, the Chorus was professional, organized, and forthright—in short, a pleasure to work with." — Michael Wasserman, M.D., Co-founder, Senior Care of Colorado, PC
We have also performed concerts for professional promoters and presenters at the Wilshire Theatre, LA; Beacon Theatre, NYC, Somerville Theatre, Boston; The Newport Folk Festival, Newport RI; Dartmouth College and the Hatboro-Horsham Education Foundation, Hatboro, PA