Maestro & Nola Curtis, directors of Community Senior Choirs
Maestro and Nola Curtis consider our Senior community to be a TREASURE and should therefore be treated as such. Maestro likes to refer to his elders as "seasoned citizens", and both he and Nola are so very proud to direct 3 senior community choirs in San Francisco (located in the Western Addition, Bayview, and Lakeview districts).
Maxine Jones, who sings with the Bayview Older Adult Choir said, “It’s nice to get together as a group and sing. As seasoned adults we all get along so great and we really all enjoy performing in our community; it gives us a sense of purpose and we feel really good seeing the happiness it brings to others.”
“These seniors find a community within the choir, they find a place to belong, a place where there’s love,” added CMC Older Adult Choir co-director Nola Curtis. “I’ve had singers tell me this is the reason they get up in the morning because when you come to choir, you are part of something bigger than yourself and there is something very healing that takes place through singing and performing together.”
The Older Adults Choirs are directed and accompanied by CMC faculty in partnership with the participating senior centers. A complete list of schedules, locations and sign-up instructions, along with a video documentary about the program, can be found online.