THE LARIMER CHORALE’S SILVERTONES TO GIVE an INFORMANCE on AUGUST 28
FORT COLLINS, CO, Aug 6 2012/Larimer Chorale News Release.
Since May 15, 2012, 80 to 100 seniors residents of the area have meet weekly to participate in the Larimer Chorale’s new outreach program, Singing for Seniors. This program provides an avenue for active and older adults to engage in recreational singing. The senior choir, now named The Silvertones of the Rockies, is open to all in the community who self-identify as seniors and who want to sing for the joy of it.
Now, halfway through the six month pilot project, The Larimer Chorale’s Silvertones have learned much about the benefits of singing. “Most of all, they are having fun but they are also finding that singing is good for the mind, body, and spirit,” says Dr. Michael Todd Krueger, the Chorale’s Conductor and Artistic Director.
To show the community what the program is all about, the Silvertones of the Rockies will present an Informance on 28 August, at 6:30 PM, at Christ Center Community Church, 2700 South Lemay Ave., Fort Collins. The Informance is free and will last about 45 minutes.
Wendy White, the Chorale’s Executive Director and the Singing for Seniors project coordinator explains, “Our Informance will show how this outreach program has come together and describe how important the journey is to our overall process. We will explain that we measure results not by the perfect performance but by what we have learned along the way.” Megumi Azekawa, the program’s music therapist, will lead off the Informance by giving an overview of the benefits of music participation. “Singing is good for you!” she claims. “Come to this Informance to learn how we maximize the health benefits of singing and have fun, socialize, stay active.”
Ms. Azekawa will demonstrate how the choir members warm up their minds, bodies and voices and prepare to sing. The Silvertones, under the baton of Dr. Krueger, will then lead the audience in a community sing that features familiar tunes, sung primarily in unison. Finally, the Silvertones will sing some pieces that showcase their talents.
Dr. Krueger concludes, “This event will be an informal and fun way to show our family members, friends, and neighbors how singing contributes to wellness and to life-long learning”.
The Larimer Chorale, an auditioned symphonic chorus based in Fort Collins, is committed to presenting choral music at a high artistic standard, with an emphasis on choral-orchestral masterworks, and to enriching and educating singers and audiences throughout northern Colorado through live performances, recordings, workshops, and the creation of new choral works.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Dr. Krueger or Ms. Azekawa, please contact Wendy White at 970-472-0879 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see www.larimerchorale.org.