Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
YOUNG AT HEART CHORUS

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.

What started out in 1982 at a Western Massachusetts elderly housing project to joyfully pass the time instead of passing before your time has developed into the stereotype-defying, genre-bending, generation-crossing musical extravaganza better known as the Young@Heart Chorus. From The New York Times to TIME, The Tonight Show to The Daily Show and stars of the hit indie documentary, Young@Heart, this group of seniors, ranging in age from 73-92, has toured from Northampton to New Zealand, Europe to Japan, proving it’s “possible to grow old without growing boring” (The Dartmouth).

Additional Links: 
Elaine Fligman (RIP) with Young@Heart in Road to Heaven staged by No Theater singing "Stairway to Heaven" from Hebbel Theatre, Berlin, Germany in 2000.
Live from Hampshire County Jail & House of Corrections

I Have Worked With

  • August 2016

    We performed at the annual benefit Transperformance run by the Northampton Arts Council at Pines Theater, Look Park in Florence, MA on August 30, 2016 to an audience of 2,000 people.

  • June 2016

    We performed in the annual Florence Porch Concert series held in front of the Lilly Library in Florence, MA, on June 30, 2016 to an audience of 1,000 fans.

  • April 2016

    We performed our annual April concert at the Academy of Music on April 15, 2016 to a sold out audience.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Bob
Job Title/Position: 
Director
Fax: 
413-727-8623
Mailing Address: 
30 N MAPLE ST
Florence, MA 01062
Physical Address: 
30 N MAPLE ST
Florence, MA 01062
Last Name: 
Cilman
Phone: 
413-230-7909

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - Musical
Year Founded: 
1982
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
25
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Top 40 box office documentary of all time distributed by Fox Searchlight, won over 20 international Film Festival awards including the Rose d’Or
Over 30 International tours including Japan, New Zealand, France, Holland, Australia, Germany, Norway, Singapore, Poland, England
Featured/performed on TV shows Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Daily Show, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning
Performed at Royal Carré, Amsterdam; Place des Arts, Montreal; Beacon Theatre, NY; Wilshire Theater, LA; Wilbur Theatre, Boston; Paramount, Denver; Warner Theater, DC; Orchard Hall, Tokyo; Civic Theatre, Auckland NZ; and the Newport Folk Festival
Performed at Rotterdam R Festival, Manchester International Festival, London International LIFT Festival, Zurich Theater Spektakel, Spielzeit’Europa Berlin, Dublin Theater Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Professional Sound System
Fee Range Minimum: 
$3,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$8,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
30
Maximum Number of Performers: 
35