Young@Heart Chorus: In Concert

  • June 7, 2024
  • Buskirk-Chumley Theater
  • 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • (812) 323-3020
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • $35-$45

The IU Arts and Humanities Council is thrilled to be hosting Young@Heart Chorus at the 2024 Granfalloon Festival. 2024 marks the 42nd anniversary of Young@Heart, the world’s pre-eminent octogenarian rock ‘n’ roll chorus. Started in 1982 as an informal sing-along at a Western Massachusetts meals site for the elderly, it has grown into a stereotype-defying, globetrotting musical extravaganza. From The New York Times to TIME, The Tonight Show to The Ellen Show and stars of the Fox Searchlight Top 50 all-time documentary, Young@Heart, this diverse group of seniors, ranging in age from 75-94 has over 50 international tours under its belt. From Northampton to New Zealand, Europe to Japan and featured in E*Trade’s acclaimed Super Bowl ad This Is Getting Old (2018), Young@Heart continues to wow audiences worldwide. Since 2014, they’ve worked with incarcerated singers in two local prisons at weekly rehearsals and concerts through their PrisonVision program. In their Mash-Up concerts, they collaborate with the best youth performance groups, including Staten Island’s PS22 Chorus, Chicago Children’s Choir, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. During the pandemic, they pivoted to virtual rehearsals and produced 5 highly acclaimed full-length virtual concerts with appearances by Edie Falco, Steve Buscemi, David Byrne, Larry David, Lilly Tomlin, Cybill Shepherd, and others. During this time, they also produced dozens of music videos and released Miss You, their fourth album to date, garnering features on CNN and CBS Sunday Morning. Back on stage in 2022, the chorus celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a live show and a film that received a New England Emmy in 2022. This past November they created the show “Twist and Crawl” which featured a wide range of dancers including, salsa, hip hop, Irish step, tap, cumbia and 60’s go-go.

This event is supported in part by the IU Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, IU Research, and IU Libraries. The Granfalloon Festival is supported in part by a number of generous community organizations, including Graduate Bloomington, Visit Bloomington and the City of Bloomington.

Young@Heart Chorus: In Concert