WS YOU 177 Generations Making Music
If you've ever seen a whole family bopping their heads to music in the car, or an older woman singing her heart out, or an older man doing his best Elvis impersonation, or a little girl playing the piano for her grandmother, or a little boy and his elder neighbour clapping together to a familiar tune – then you know the power of music across generations.
Said Italian composer
Gioachino Rossini, "The language of music is common to all generations and nations; it is understood by everybody, since it is understood with the heart."
So, once a month, we're getting young and old in Whitchurch-Stouffville together to make some music. Children, teens, parents and grandparents are welcome! The next event is Sunday, September 25, 2:00-3:30 pm at Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence, 40 Freel Lane. There's no cost to participate, and refreshments will be provided. Spread the word by sharing the information sheet.
"Where words fail, music speaks," said Hans Christian Andersen.
Young children may not have yet learned all the words they need – but they can still make music. Some frail older adults may forget words sometimes – but they can still make music. You can sing, play, or listen and clap along. Songs and melodies will evoke memories and lift spirits.
The heart of this intergenerational music experience belongs to the group. We'll bring some ideas, but where the music goes depends on you. It's your music. We're here to facilitate your musical explorations and creations. Your ideas and experiments – song suggestions, rhythmic ideas, even dance moves – always feed back into the music that we make together as a group. This gives young and old a purpose through creative expression, and it builds a natural moment of community togetherness.
Sometimes, life can be sad or lonely or difficult. In the words of pop singer Taylor Swift, "People haven't always been there for me, but music has."
So, join a great group of people of all ages AND make some joyful music.
For more information about WS YOU 177 Generations Making Music, call (905) 852-3777 or e-mail us. Come on Whitchurch-Stouffville, let's make some music!
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