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The Joint was Jumping at the County Jail
Daily Hampshire Gazette, May 20, 2015
On a mid-morning in late March at the Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction, eight inmates were gathered around an electric keyboard in the visiting room, laughing and talking quietly. Keyboard player Ken Maiuri hit middle C, and together they warmed up with scales. Up and down, they sang... read more> (off-site link)

Sci-Tech Band, Young@Heart team up for concert
MassLive, April 17, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Call it a May-December romance – with music as the matchmaker. Student musicians from the Springfield High-School of Science and Technology band and members of Northampton's famed Young@Heart Chorus...mashed it up Thursday morning in preparation for an April 26 concert that will also feature the Young People's Chorus of New York City. read more> (off-site link)

Intergenerational Mashup makes inspiring return to Northampton
Brattleboro Reformer, April 24, 2014
NORTHAMPTON, Mass -- In January of 2007 when Gary Bernice took the reigns of The Springfield (Massachusetts) High School of Science & Technology Band, it was a rag-tag group of 20 students from a crime-ridden city with the sixth highest poverty rate in the nation. read more> (off-site link)

Members of the Young@Heart chorus celebrate their golden years
Metro Boston, April 02, 2014
Even though the Young@Heart chorus began in Northampton, Mass., it was a break in Europe that made them famous. But not even that break happened right away. “Back in 1982 I was working in a meals site for older people,” says co-founder and musical director Bob Cilman. “A woman who played the piano asked if I could get some people together for a sing-a-long and that’s how it started. We just kept on meeting and eventually wanted other people to hear it.” read more> (off-site link)

Stage presence
Ageless Online, May 07, 2012
A candid interview with founder, Bob Cilman, 59, about why he started the group, what he has learned about aging and why such a group is so important to its cast members read more> (off-site link)

Grey-haired Grunge
United Academics Magazine, April 24, 2012
In an era where the elderly are seen as people who need to be looked after and entertained, one chorus in Massachusetts has turned the old age formula upside down. read more> (off-site link)

Youthful Journey
Flynn Center Blog, September 26, 2011
For nearly 30 years now, the Young@Heart chorus has been defying people who try to pin labels on what they are. So let’s start off with what they are not. read more> (off-site link)

Seniors stay young through song, September 23, 2011
"It's a hobby that has become a very important part of my life," Steve Martin said. For Martin, singing has been his favorite part of what he calls his "Golden Years." read more> (off-site link)

Review: The Young @ Heart Chorus
Waikato Times, December 17, 2010

Not Your Typical Rockstars
The Dominion Post, December 16, 2010

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