Arts, Culture & Humanities
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Sat Oct 20, 2018
A Dickens Dinner
Sat Dec 1, 2018
A Candlelight Christmas
Sat Dec 08, 2018
Candy Cane Christmas
Sat Dec 15, 2018
Sat Feb 23 and Sun Feb 24, 2019
Henry Purcell: Music from the Chapel Royal
Fri Apr 26 and Sat Apr 27, 2019
Evidence of our success includes the Chorale performing at ever higher levels of artistic excellence, enhancing the concert experience for both singer and audience members, and delivering exciting learning opportunities to our community. Strong ticket sales, satisfied audiences, and proud and happy chorale members are all concrete evidence of the success of our programs.
Arts, Culture & Humanities
Female Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Mission Statement: To provide an avenue for active and older adults to sing for the joy, health and camaraderie of song regardless of experience and expertise. (Adopted September 2013)
The Silvertones Choir for Older Adults s a community outreach effort that offers seniors an opportunity to sing simply for the fun of it, while at the same time gaining the multiple physical and mental health benefits that result from singing in a group. The choir is meant for active adults, age 55 and up. No prior singing experience is required. There are no auditions. Participants in the program experience the pure joy of making music and find friends, companionship, and fellowship time. They also reap the health and wellness benefits of singing in a choir.
increased lung capacity
regular mental exercise, a popular approach to slowing the aging process.
Rehearsals focus on the journey - not only the outcome - and assure that the experience along the way is stimulating and rewarding. They begin with stretching and vocalization to engage the body, mind, and voice. The rehearsals actively demonstrate the health benefits of singing and the teambuilding and companionship that come from singing in a choir. The program meets life-long learning goals by embedding into each rehearsal a lesson about music history, a composer, or a song style or by explaining musical notation or vocal technique.
Each ten-week session has a theme and ends with an informal concert (we call it an Informance) that is a ticketed event open to the public. The themes of the three sessions in 2018 are:
Spring: Spring Sing
Summer: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the End of World War One
Fall: Sing in the Holidays, with guest artists The Dickens Carolers of the Larimer Chorale
In line with Artful Aging programs across the country, this program will continue to:
Inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that are novel, complex and socially engaging;
Bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to those aged 50 and better; and
Provide a critical social outlet and safety net for participating seniors.