Young@Heart Chorus, Oldies But Goodies

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What kind of concert starts at 4 p.m.? One that features two-dozen octogenarians as the talent, that's what kind. The Young@Heart Chorus comes to Warner Theatre Saturday and the show should wrap up early enough so you can still catch the early bird special after its conclusion. OK, enough of the easy jokes.

The Y@H Chorus is certainly one of the most unique acts around, the brainchild of chorus director Bob Cilman, who started the "band" more than a quarter-century ago. The band's repertoire consists of rock and R&B hits from the Talking Heads, the Ramones and James Brown. The Chorus was also the subject of a 2008 movie ("Young@Heart") that captured the group performing perhaps its most moving tune, Sonic Youth's "Schizophrenia."

Our pal J. Freedom du Lac (remember him? Check out what he's up to now) wrote about the movie and the chorus last year. Friday's show at the Warner Theatre is a benefit for Iona Senior Services.

(Video of the group performing "Schizophrenia" after the jump.)

By David Malitz |  December 3, 2009; 12:38 PM ET Concerts
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