The 1st Golden Voices Festival Rings in the Holidays
On Tuesday, November 21st, the Golden Voices choirs representing several PCA-owned and subcontracted senior centers held their first concert at KleinLife Northeast. More than one hundred guests including family, friends, the public and local media were entertained and charmed by KleinLife Fargenign Choir, Northern Living Center Choir, Philadelphia Senior Center – Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia Senior Center – Coffee Cup Choir, Southwest Senior Center, and West Oak Lane Senior Center – Joyful Souls Choir. Pieces performed represented Yiddish, Chinese and African American songs of joy, love, and peace, particularly appropriate for the holiday season. The older adults did not hold back on sharing their musical gifts with the audience. Not only did they sing, but some conducted and accompanied the diverse and emotional music on piano. In fact, 93-year-old “Ms. Lois” aka as Lois Mitchem-Kukcinovich, truly tickled the ivories for her Northern Living Center Choir.
“We hope this will be the first of many more music festivals presented by our senior center participants. We believe that this event has highlighted the vitality, engagement, and talent of our community of older adults to everyone in attendance. And we want to encourage more older adults from around our city to find their local senior center and join in on the fun,” said Wanda F. Mitchell, director of PCA Community Engagement.