Northeast Hearing & Speech Volunteers of America



Sunday, March 24, 2013 @ 2:30 PM, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Me.

For Tickets or More Information call 207-842-0800 or buy tickets online.


A brand new concert looking at 30 years of the Y@H Chorus through the eyes, mouth and ears of those who are in the Chorus now.

The 2006 Walker George documentary "Young @ Heart", originally broadcast in the UK, won two Rose d'Or awards, the LA Film Festival Audience Award, screened at Sundance in 2008 and released by Fox Searchlight in April 2008 in North American cinemas. Recently the film was released in cinemas worldwide including the UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, New Zealand, and Japan. In 2008 the film won the Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival, the Paris Cinema International Film Festival, Ghent Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Bergen International Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival and others. It aired in January 2010 on PBS' "Independent Lens."

When Bob Cilman and Judith Sharpe organized Young@Heart (Y@H) in 1982 all of the members lived in an elderly housing project in Northampton, MA called the Walter Salvo House. The first group included elders who lived through both World Wars. One had fought in the Battle of the Somme as a 16 year old and another, Anna Main, lost her husband in the First World War. Anna was a stand-up comic who at 88 told jokes that only she could get away with. She sang with Y@H until she was 100. This initial group also included Diamond Lillian Aubrey who went on their first two European tours and wowed audiences with her deadpan version of Manfred Mann's "Doo Wah Diddy." In later years she appeared "on stage" via video, performing the Stone's "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

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