A while back a friend of mine sent me a link to a youtube video.
When the video began to play and I saw a bunch of old people sitting on a stage, I thought “Oh geez… she videotaped her grandpa’s senior’s home Christmas concert?!” and I nearly turned it off.
…but as my mouse slid toward the “x”, that group of old people began to sing and I was completely, utterly and wholly blown away. I spent the next hour watching every clip I could find on Young @ Heart, a New England Senior Citizen’s Chorus (who have become so famous that a feature film has been made about them!).
Now when you think old people chorus, I bet you thought they same the same things I did–some Amazing Grace, maybe some Rat Pack and a fair bit of traditional choral pieces.
Hold on to your hats, folks.
The first clip I watched was Fix You by Coldplay. The next was Stayin‘ Alive… and then it was Purple Haze, and I Will Survive! They have even done music videos for a few!! There’s nothing like an old man in a hat doing the disco to put a smile on your face. :)
Anyway, it’s just one of the things I really, really love. I find it really inspiring–a lot of people out there have a really negative opinion about getting old. This group proves that you are only as old as you feel. And I really love that.
This first video is a bit of an introduction to who they are.
Embedding as been disabled for this next video, but you really have got to see it–it’s one of my favourite songs they have covered!!