Support the Young@Heart!
When is it too late to learn something new? When are you too old to sing the music of The Clash, James Brown, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, and Lou Reed?
If you’ve ever seen the Young@Heart Chorus, you know the answer is NEVER.
Young@Heart is the internationally acclaimed senior citizen chorus, based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Our performances have inspired audiences worldwide for more than thirty years.
- Provide free twice-weekly full ensemble open rehearsals.
- Perform local, national, and international shows
- Grow our “Prison Project” presenting free rehearsals and concerts with the incarcerated.
- Present our “Mash-Up” series--Y@H with nationally acclaimed youth performance groups
To donate now click here. Thank you for helping us make the next thirty years as exciting as the last.
Young At Heart Chorus Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Other Ways to Give - Planned Giving
By including the Young@Heart in your will or estate plans, you will be investing in enriching the lives of the elderly for generations to come. Your generous commitment ensures that Y@H's legacy, and your own, will be lasting. For further information or to discuss planned giving opportunities, please contact Director of Operations Mark Guglielmo, at 413-727-3470 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Y@H Programs Funded by Your Donations
The Young@Heart Prison Project
In 2008, Young@Heart made its first visit to perform at a local prison, arriving at Hampshire County Jail with no idea what would happen. The results were truly inspiring. Offering inmates a vision of joy, hope, and healing, through the universal language of music, Y@H exemplified it's never too late to do what you want, to a much overlooked and underserved population.
With your support, Young@Heart is continuing this important work, visiting the Hampshire and Hampden County Houses of Correction and the Western Massachusetts Regional Women's Correctional Center in Chicopee once a week to rehearse new songs with a group of dedicated inmates. Weekly prison rehearsals began in October 2014 and continue today. Every 6 months or so we offer a free concert in each prison for the incarcerated and prison staff with guest inmate vocalists performing backed by Young@Heart Chorus and Band.
Donate Now to fund this project. This program is also supported in part by The Janey Fund, The Beveridge Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Grace Jones Richardson Trust, The Davis Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Holyoke Cultural Council, Chicopee Cultural Council, Westfield Cultural Council, Northampton Arts Council, and over 400 individual donors on Kickstarter.
The Y@H Intergenerational Mash-Up Concert Series
Based on the tremendous success of our first “Intergenerational Mash-Up” in February 2013, Young@Heart, with your support, is planning an ongoing series of collaborative concerts pairing our chorus of 73-90 year olds with the best elementary, middle, and high school music groups in the world. The first “Mash-Up” featured Young@Heart with renowned Staten Island, New York-based, fifth grade singing group PS22 Chorus, and SciTech Band, a revered local 300-member high school ensemble. Tickets for this series of cultural, musical, and theatrical exchanges are available to the general public, and to elderly groups through local senior centers, retirement homes, and assisted living facilities. Donate Now to fund this project.