Feeling ‘Forever Young’ at the Robson Ranch Singers’ Spring Concert

Marsha Oliver

“Your best concert ever!”

“I knew I would hear great music, but I didn’t know I would be so moved.”

“Congrats on a great concert—everything was perfect!”

These quotes—plus many more—were heard as we wrapped up our spring 2023 concert, Forever Young.

On March 21 and 22, the Hermosa Ballroom was filled with singers, musicians and guests, all feeling “forever young.” The performances fulfilled the earlier promise from the Robson Ranch Singers to make us all feel forever young … at heart. Nearly 50 singers and musicians created an experience for our guests that brought back memories of our previous lives and reminded us that each phase of our lives can be precious.

Once again, preparing for and performing the concert was a labor of love for our singers and musicians. And our guests always remark how incredible it is to learn what talented neighbors we have!

In creating this concert, Director Laurie Laramie and Associate Director Beth Forbes focused on content that recognized the passage of time and the various phases of life.

Songs such as “Seasons of Love” from Rent, “Yesterday,” “Try to Remember,” “100 Years,” and “Circle of Life” beautifully highlighted these phases.

In addition to the songs, Laurie and Beth added some new types of content. Readings included “The Mystery of Time” taken from the book of Ecclesiastes, “Grandma’s Off Her Rocker,” and a poem, “The True Meaning of Life” by Pat A. Fleming. Especially well received were letters written and read by four singers to people who positively influenced their lives—teachers, parents, aunts, and grandmothers.

In September, those of us in the Robson Ranch Singers will begin rehearsals for our Holiday Concert. The concert will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 12 and 13, again in the Hermosa Ballroom. The Holiday Concert is always popular and we hope you’ll join us before you head “Home for the Holidays!”