Another Get Together, Another Invitation

I have finally ordered a film called “Young @ Heart” on DVD.

This award-winning documentary film documents the final weeks of rehearsal for the Y@H Chorus, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate. Their music is unexpected, going against the stereotype of their age, performing songs by James Brown, and Sonic Youth. Although they've toured the world, this account focuses on preparing new songs, not an easy endeavor, for a concert in their home town, which succeeds in spite of several real heart breaking events.
This award-winning documentary film documents the final weeks of rehearsal for the Y@H Chorus, whose average age is 81, and many of whom must overcome health adversities to participate.

Since I direct a small choir at a Baptist church I was eager to see how another choir works through its music.

My choir.
My choir.

After watching the video I was excited for my choir to see the film as well. The film Young @ Heart is both poignant and humorous.

This invitation is simple because everyone in the choir knows where we live.
This invitation is simple because everyone in the choir knows where we live.

Ergo, let’s have a party private screening on a Friday night. The only invitees will be members of the choir. (I know after the Book Swap I said I was done with that for awhile but I changed my mind.)

We'll have to rearrange seating in the conservatory to accommodate over a dozen people to watch a movie.
We’ll have to rearrange seating in the conservatory to accommodate over a dozen people to watch a movie.

The only entry requirement beyond being a member of the choir is to know the secret passcode: I FEEL GOOD!

We'll adjust the seating in the conservatory so everyone can watch a movie in comfort.
We’ll have to move the TV also.

Working on a simple menu since the screening is on a Friday night when I don’t have much preparation time.

Do you have a favorite movie?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “Another Get Together, Another Invitation”

  1. I’m in favor of this. I know you wanted to take a break from entertaining and reimpose order on the house but what’s the point in having a tidy, orderly house if no one is there? My one and only rule for my “breather” is that my social calendar and community involvement come before the house. This means that I will move things around to have people over but since there were things to do all week, cleaning up for company tonight will be reduced to whatever I can get done in a half hour. I was sneaky though. It’ll be a mixed-generational group and so I invited my parents a half hour earlier than the others.

    1. I really love having people over. Like you said: what’s the point in having a tidy, orderly house if no one is there? We’re previewing the film tonight for a “select” (read that non-judgmental housing-wise) crowd tonight. Jo

    1. Thank you so much. I just recently discovered how much being a part of the choir means to each member. This film should really resonate with them. Jo

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