Retirement living senior singing group dazzles crowds

A group of active living seniors have been brushing off their vocal chords to woo audiences across Boston's South Shore, reports

The singing group, known as the Opals (Older People's Active Lifestyles), features musically-inclined members between the ages of 60 to 96 years old.

"We have so much fun," Ann Kelsey, a 15-year veteran of the Opals, told the news source.

Retirement living senior singing group dazzles crowds "I think we have more fun than the audience."

The club's repertoire includes classic tunes, such as "When You're Smiling," "Blue Skies" and "God Bless America." Members belt out numbers as a group and in solos and duets, and perform in front of dozens of audiences every year.

Public interest in retirement living singers is nothing new. In fact, the documentary Young at Heart, which chronicled the journey of a choir of 22 talented senior citizens, was met with critical and audience acclaim when it was released in 2008.

Retirement living seniors who want to lend their singing skills to a local chorus should do some research on the internet to see what their community offers.

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