Well, here it is February 2018, and we're starting a new term. Since it's exactly 50 years since HAIR was released on Broadway, and I happen to have a copy of HAIR: a Medley in my music library, I thought it would be fun to sing it together.
And since everyone enjoyed learning Goodnight Sweetheart last year - doo wop is really fun - we're going to follow that theme... old treasures from 50+ years ago. And most of us are 50+ so it feels appropriate, though I think our younger members will enjoy this music too.
Will we sound like the folks in Young at Heart? If you haven't watched that movie, add it to your list. It's pretty great.
I'm excited about the blend of music that's really fun to sing, along with some serious subjects. We'll sing a song by Laura Sandage that sounds like doo-wop, but was written as a reaction to the death of friend. The lyrics show how shaken she was: "How do I know anything with certainty; How do I know anything for sure. I can STOP! Am I breathing? STOP! Am I listening? STOP! Is my heart opening to love...."