In 2010, Bob Cilman, founder of the remarkable US Young@Heart Chorus threw out a challenge to a small group of New Zealand senior singers to create New Zealand’s own version of a
‘seventies plus chorus’
The American group, on the back of their hugely successful documentary film 'Young@Heart Chorus' which told the story of a group of US septuagenarian and octogenarians singing current rock hits, had just completed a sell-out tour of New Zealand. Five New Zealanders had been commisioned to join the chorus on its New Zealand leg. Christina Bevan, a talented Auckland musician, had trained our singers in a repetoire of more than 40 songs, and she along with ‘the five’ took up the challenge to become NZ Young at Heart Chorus.