Best Senior Entertainment
Since 2002, The Westmont Joyful Voices Show Group has been performing everything from Broadway “show-tunes” to Popular music, from Patriotic music to Jazz standards. Our Show Group is an active all-volunteer group of retired seniors who thrive on music and having fun.
The Perfect Entertainment
Many of our 40+ members have a wide variety of experience as musicians, singers, and actors during their active careers both in and outside the entertainment world. Our goal is to provide great fun filled shows for both ourselves and our Retirement Village and large Senior audiences.
Our fully orchestrated productions, along with a small live horn ensemble, are led by Music Director, Jim Molina. Founding member, Joe Van Hootegem emcees all performances.
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WHAT WE DO
— We Sing!
Every Tuesday from October through May we rehearse our 90-minute concert. The atmosphere is upbeat, friendly, and always filled with laughter and music. Our chorus is comprised of a soprano, alto, and baritone section.
— We Build Friendships
Singing can provide seniors the opportunity to network and engage socially. Many of our chorus members have been with the group for over ten and fifteen years. Great friendships have evolved and many great memories have been created! Our members self-build strong commitment to our organization.
— We Strengthen Minds
Singing music has a lasting and positive effect on the minds of our senior singers. Our singers are challenged with reading music, learning melodies, rhythms, and performance skills. Singing improves brain health and overall quality of life.
— We Educate
Singing is a skill that is continuously taught throughout the year. Whether the skills involve note reading, tonal production, or performance skills, all members of the chorus are continuously learning and growing.
— We Perform
After 8 months of rehearsals we take the show on the road! We visit and perform in as many as 18 senior community centers and living assistance centers. A full 90-minute production is performed by the chorus and led by our music director.
— We Entertain
We brighten the day of all our senior audiences at the large retirement villages and park district senior groups.
IMPACT OF SINGING
I don’t sing because I’m happy, I’m happy because I sing.
Singing can have some of the same effects as exercise, like the release of endorphins, which give the singer an overall “lifted” feeling and are associated with stress reduction. It’s also an aerobic activity, meaning it gets more oxygen into the blood for better circulation, which tends to promote a good mood.