Meadowood Christmas Concert Covered by WFIU

Since 2001, I have been blessed and fortunate to be either the accompanist and/or director of the Meadowood Singers, a singing group that is part of the Meadowood Retirement Community, located in Bloomington, Indiana. One of the highlights of my week for the last twelve years has been an hour and a half weekday rehearsal with a few dozen enthusiastic singers, all in their seventies, eighties, and nineties. We rehearse and perform choral arrangements of classic popular songs that they remember from their younger years.

We generally give three concerts a year, one of which is a Christmas holiday concert. Adam Schwartz from WFIU, the public radio station from Indiana University, created a short radio piece on that concert last month. He recorded our last rehearsal and performance and interviewed me and some of the singers and put together a really touching four and a half minute portrait of the Meadowood Singers, along with an article about the experience.

Listen to the broadcast below:

About Timothy Reed

Timothy Reed is a composer, pianist, singer, actor, writer, and piano and voice teacher. In 2010, he released a CD entitled “Euphoric Owls”, which alternates between solo piano and piano with what he calls “ethereal voices”. Imagine George Winston meets Schubert and Chopin, often with soaring vocals, with Tim and the amazing Brown Sisters.

2 Responses to “Meadowood Christmas Concert Covered by WFIU”

  1. Ruth Boshkoff January 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    how nice!….a really lovely thing to do.

  2. Beth Van Vorst Gray January 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Tim, singing in your choir is so much fun. One of the outstanding features of Meadowood is community. To me, singing is just that . . . alone I’m not so red-hot; in concert with forgiving f ellow songsters, we can achieve something of beauty. I know there are senior centers, churches, and many other community places for older citizens to congregate, learn new things, play, and do volunteer work. That is the “secret,” I think, of the joy of a choir. Alive, alert, communicating, touching, loving, expressing feelings as only we can do through song. Thanks, Tim!!!!!