On June 22, 2008, the Young@Heart Chorus will be making a rare, one night only, appearance at the Beacon Theatre. The Young@Heart Chorus are a group of elderly individuals who came together in 1982 and began to sing their own unique interpretations of classic and contemporary rock songs. The documentary film of the same name (which premiered to much acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival) is based on the group’s prepartions for a 2006 concert at the Academy Theater in Northampton, MA. Tickets for the Beacon Theatre show are on presale now for American Express cardholders, regular tickets go on sale June 4.
Documents the true story of the final weeks of rehearsal for the Young at Heart Chorus in Northampton, MA, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate. Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age group, performing songs, for example, by James Brown, and Sonic Youth. Although they have toured Europe and sang for royalty, this account focuses on preparing new songs, not an easy endeavor, for a concert in their home town, which succeeds in spite of several real heart breaking events. [imdb.com]
Some YouTube clips after the jump.
Young@Heart sing “Fix You” by Coldplay
Young@Heart sing “Schizophrenia” by Sonic Youth