Thursday, February 24, 2011

Singing Swingers

Our center is fortunate enough to count a number of talented singers among our members. These vocal virtuosos have gathered together into a choral group that travels around to other senior centers and nursing homes around Brooklyn, entertaining and spreading joy to all who have the good fortune to hear them.

The group was originally formed as an activity for blind, visually challenged and sighted members of Dorchester Senior Citizens Center. Due to its increasing popularity, its membership has grown over the years and today it boasts around 30 members. Many of these singers have been members in the group for at least fifteen years. They meet once a week to rehearse.

This group is so well received by the centers that have hosted them that they are frequently requested to return for additional performances. Donations are always welcome so if you're inclined to support this wonderful activity, please contact JoAnne Biswakarma, director of Dorchester Senior Citizens Center.

Their upcoming performances are:

March 29, 2011, 10:30am - Midwood Senior Center, 4815 Avenue I, Brooklyn, NY

May 10, 2011, 10:30am - Sephardic Home for the Aged, 2266 Cropsey Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

This program is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).