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Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Nightingales Sing for Seniors

“May they break all bonds of limitation, so that they can observe from the height the lordly processions of infinite creatures; they will see the blue heavens studded with luminous stars, rivers flowing with salubrious water, gardens bedecked with fragrant flowers, trees adorned with blossoms and fruits, birds singing songs of light, humanity ever striving forward, every atom of existence breathing life and force - the universe of God a wonderful theatre upon the stage of which every created thing plays its part.”

            (Abdu'l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 138)

The Nightingales is a happy diverse group of singers who chant with the seniors at various centres and the hospital. They croon familiar favourite tunes and with the help of songbooks, encourage the audience to sing, whistle, hum or tap along to the music. The leader plays the piano and the rest of the group walks around singing or join a few seniors at a table and sing from that place.

     The smiles on the faces of the participants are what breathe life and force into the entire event. 

The Nightingales sing for seniors

Frank and Rose Rita sing for seniors
Anne, Mike, Susan, Rose Rita, Nancy and Frank sing for seniors

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