Sabathani Vintage Voices summer 2021 Concert
On June 30, 2021, after nearly 16 months apart, the Sabathani Vintage Voices made their post-pandemic concert debut! Performing for family, friends and neighbors, the singers shared songs and spoken word, including several original poems written by our singers that celebrated the beloved community, coming together in unity, and promoting a more just and equitable world for all. This culminating performance follows 12 weeks of rehearsals, which included many singer safety protocols such as singing with masks, physical distancing, temperature and symptom checks before rehearsal, and more to keep the health and wellbeing of our fully-vaccinated group at the forefront.
“To feel the warmth of the voices surrounding me, it makes me so happy,” said Gwen Fraction of the Sabathani Vintage Voices choir. “I feel blessed to be here with all of my friends.”
Her fellow choir member Shirlee Callender agrees. “This is our family! We call it a family, and we haven’t seen each other in over a year. So to be able to exercise and sing is wonderful.”
Click below to enjoy this heartwarming and inspiring performance!
TRillium woods Vintage Voices summer 2021 Concert
Just a week prior on June 22, the Trillium Woods Chorale, our second VocalEssence Vintage Voices partnership with Trillium Woods senior living in Plymouth, MN, made their post-pandemic debut with an inspiring performance of songs celebrating community, coming back together, and the joy of summertime!
Soprano Becky McAlpine from the Trillium Woods Chorale welcomed the return to in-person singing. “It feels so good to be back,” she said. While she appreciated the pandemic adaptation of Zoom rehearsal, “This is so much more fun. It feels so good to be singing in person.”
Lucy Ingram, alto, confirmed, “I just couldn’t wait. I’m so glad to be back to music,” she said.
Click below to enjoy the Trillium Woods Chorale’s inspiring performance!
The VocalEssence Vintage Voices program connects older adults with the benefits of group singing by forming choirs at senior centers and residences.