During the winter of 1969-70 local musician Helene Scott met with a group of interested people who were part of the newly-formed seniors’ drop-in centre in the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church hall in Penticton. This group wanted to sing! The enthusiasm was there, their love of music was evident, hence Helene Scott created the Penticton Tune-Agers.
By 1974, when the members of the drop-in centre moved into a new Retirement Complex a few blocks away, the Tune-Agers had become a close-knit group who were already starting to travel together to perform in other communities near and far.
Over time their travels took them as far away as Hawaii and England, sharing music and showing that seniors can keep learning and enjoying life.
Do you like to sing or play an instrument? Are you interested in joining a group? Tune-Agers are looking for new members who are singers or musicians age 50+.
Additional Info for Choristers
There are weekly practices to prepare for Christmas and Spring Concerts with conductor Nick Kelly, with the Choir meetings on Tuesdays at 9.30 am, starting September 11 and the Orchestra on Thursdays 10 am, starting September 13.