2013-14 Fundraising Events
5th Annual Movie Night Fundraiser
All proceeds benefit Sonoma Bach
The Young@Heart Chorus, a group composed of New England senior citizens, has delighted audiences worldwide with renditions of songs by artists from The Clash to Coldplay. YOUNG@HEART chronicles seven weeks in the lives of the members of the chorus as they prepare for a one-night-only concert in their hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts. The group is made up of two dozen spirited seniors - former schoolteachers, executives, doctors, and food service workers - who specialize in reinterpreting rock, punk, and R&B classics from a unique perspective. What ultimately emerges in the film is a funny and unexpectedly moving testament to friendship, creative inspiration, and expectations defied.
Led by Bob Cilman, their demanding musical director, the retirees are rehearsing their new show, struggling with Sonic Youth's dissonant rock anthem "Schizophrenia," and giving new meaning to James Brown's "I Feel Good." With less than two months to go until the concert, the performers grapple with new lyrics and unfamiliar melodies. During their thrice-weekly rehearsals, they gradually take possession of music ranging from R&B classics like Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can" to Coldplay's emotionally powerful ballad "Fix You," upending assumptions about old age, love, sex, and death.
Note: If you already purchased tickets for this event, which was originally scheduled for September 26, 2013, they are still good for this this February 13, 2014 showing!
Dine & Donate
Click on the image to download and print a copy of the flyer. Bring it with you when you come to the Rohnert Park Mary's Pizza Shack anytime during regular business hours on Wednesday Marcy 26 and 20% of your purchase will be donated to Sonoma Bach. If you come by at about 9pm that night, you can hang out with the choir members after their weekly rehearsal, too!
Music & Merriment
Net proceeds benefit Sonoma Bach
Come join Sonoma Bach and honorary co-chairs Margaret McCarthy and Rebecca Birdsall for an afternoon of music and merriment at the elegant McDonald Mansion in Santa Rosa, an intimate and historic venue in the heart of Sonoma County. Light refreshments will be followed by high-spirited musical entertainment featuring beloved soprano Jenni Samuelson and pianist Kathryn Lounsbery. This popular duo is first-rate, rollicking entertainment - you won't want to miss it!