So Super Saturday – International Older People’s Day – at the RVS in Pickering was fab!
The bunting went up and the doors opened and we had 45 silver singers join us to sing lots of lovely songs through the decades.
We started with ‘Lily of Laguna’ from the 1920’s, went on to a selection from the 30’s. We had a break for a well earned cuppa and a scone then came back reinvigorated for a romp through the 40’s ending with the 50’s and ‘Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me’.
The singing was beautiful and the laughter even more so.
We shared a few facts too: Did you know that Christopher Plummer won his first Oscar aged 82? Or that South African Moor Kheet is still bungee jumping at 96? That Vera Lynn had a top twenty album aged 97? And Dame Judi Dench didn’t make her first film until she was 60?
Glad to celebrate that Older People are full of wisdom, vitality, knowledge, talent and energy.
Thank you so much to Jill Fothergill of the Skipton Building Society who, having read about Musical Memories in the Gazette & Herald, was kind enough to offer to sponsor the event. Like us Jill knows how singing together can be so uplifting, make you feel good and can draw people together. The Skipton Building Society also provided bags and free key rings for everyone who attended.
So roll on next year. It’s going to be an even bigger and better celebration – ‘cos we will all be one year older!