The March 7 performance by the celebrated Young@Heart Chorus at Mount Holyoke College is sold out, but concert organizers are holding space for some special guests: a crew from NBC's Today Show.
The television crew will be filming the chorus for a Today Show segment that will be shown on reporter Bob Dotson's American Story series. The piece is expected to be broadcast in April to coincide with the national theatrical release of the upcoming feature documentary movie Young@Heart by Fox Searchlight Films, the studio that produced Juno and Little Miss Sunshine.
The rare local appearance of the Young@Heart Chorus is scheduled for 7:30 pm in Chapin Auditorium. One of MHC's own premier a cappella groups, the M & Cs, will open the "Alive and Well" show.
The Young@Heart Chorus is a world-famous group of eclectic elders (73-89 years old) from the Northampton, Massachusetts, area who have traveled the globe for more than 25 years performing modern rock songs ranging from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and Bruce Springsteen to Radiohead, Coldplay and OutKast. Their appearance at Mount Holyoke is their only local area engagement in more than a two-year span.