In Memory of Pat Ervin & Lou Hebert
Last year, 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:
Patricia McTee Ervin (1925-2014)
Diane Porcella met Pat Ervin at the Northampton Post Office. She took one look at Pat and said, "I've got the group for you!" Pat was interested, showed up, and became one of the most remarkable members we've ever had in the Chorus. She had a background in theater so she knew how to perform and it was on full display when she brought the house to it's feet singing "Me and Bobby McGhee" at John M Greene Hall. We will miss her free spirit and her unbelievable skill at playing our trivia games on bus tours. Her recitation of the poem "Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning, which she remembered word for word from grade school 75 years before bringing it to us, would put people in an absolute trance before our Pink Floyd song "Wish You Were Here". Check it out here.
Lou Hebert (1924-2014)
Lou had one of the purest voices, a beautiful baritone, that could choke your heart with its sincerity. His version of Tom Wait's "Martha" brought Japanese audiences to tears. He was beloved by all who knew him for being such a great guy, and a wonderfully supportive Chorus member. A lifelong Northampton resident, Lou was introduced to music at a young age. He sang with many choirs throughout his life. His family and relatives were all musically talented and held weekly jam sessions. It was the perfect training place to develop harmony and music techniques and appreciate the beauty of song, all of which found full expression during his time with Young@Heart.
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.