OK City Chorus Seniors Perform in Senior Follies

OK City Chorus Seniors Perform in Senior Follies
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Martha Thomason
Status: Current
Date Posted: Sat, Jun 15 2024
~ Submitted by Linda Hammett ~

Founded in 2011 by Bobbie Burbridge Lane, the Senior Follies’ mission is to celebrate Oklahoma’s premier senior performers of stage, screen, television and radio, while raising funds to support senior-centric services.  This year’s beneficiary is the Alzheimer’s Association.  The follies were held on June 8 and 9 at UCO Mitchell Hall. 

The OK City Chorus was among the special guests invited to perform on the show this year, and they were delighted to  share the stage with some very talented acts, which included tap dancers, ball-room dancers, singers, comedians, musicians and more.  All participants had to be 55 and older, and the chorus had about 30 ladies who were able to sing at one or both of the performances.  The chorus opened the show with two songs—Happy Together and Zing Went the Strings of My Heart.  They then moved to the green room to await their return to the stage in the second act.  This break afforded an opportunity for the ladies to visit and get better acquainted, relax and even play a few games of Trivia, Phase 10 and Charades!  They returned to the stage near the end of the show to sing The Sounds of Silence and Sweet Dreams. 
The show ended with a curtain call and introduction of all acts, with the chorus lining the stage from the floor and joining in the clapping as the band played We Are Family.  At the conclusion of the curtain call, the band played Oklahoma, and the audience and performers joined together to sing. 
This was a very enjoyable experience for the chorus members, and it is hoped that they will have more opportunities to entertain in the community.