Elva originally met Alex Samaras (a young jazz singer and performer) through the Young Centre choir where he was assisting. Elva works with Act Your Age, a senior committee through ACTRA, to help organize some workshops for their membership. She suggested that Alex do a 'pop-up' choir for one of the workshops. One great experience led to another, with Alex volunteering his time to direct a senior choir at Performing Arts Lodge. PAL resident Bob Ashley, (a music director and composer), volunteered his time to accompany us on piano.
"It's been a real boon and asset to our building" says Elva. We couldn't agree more. Check out footage from the concert below. To learn more about PAL visit www.paltoronto.org