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Young@Heart Chorus: Two Perspectives

– with Rosemary Caine & Julia van IJken


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Wednesday March 6, 20242-4pmJohn Zon Community Center

This presentation will provide an inside look into the workings of the internationally known (and locally beloved) Young@Heart Chorus from two different perspectives. In addition, clips will be screened from the documentary celebrating Young@Heart’s 40th anniversary, which was based on decades of archival material about the chorus. This charming film, produced by Julia van IJken, won a New England Emmy.

About the Presenter

Rosemary Caine, born and raised in Ireland, is a long- time resident of Western Massachusetts who has had a lifetime of experience in performing Celtic music. She is a harpist, singer, composer and founder of Wilde Irish Women who recently toured Ireland with her show “Margaret Maher and The Celtification of Emily Dickinson.” She happily joined The Young@ Heart Chorus in 2021. Julia van IJken is an artist and producer based in Easthampton. A national of The Netherlands and the UK, she moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2021 to start working with the Young@Heart Chorus. She now co-directs the group with its founder and artistic director Bob Cilman.

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