Community Music Center

5:44pm

Thu January 30, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

New study aims to promote choir singing for healthy aging

The Western Addition Senior Center choir performs at a Christmas concert
photo courtesy of http://sfcmc.org/

Miguel Garcia has tears in his eyes while he’s singing a an old Righteous Brothers tune. This song brings back memories. He’s wearing a red Manchester United jersey, navy blue track pants and bright green flip flops.  Sixty one year old Garcia is  used to having a microphone in front of him, so he begins belting out a medley of his favorite songs. He says that his past was at times, well, unhealthy.

“This is my escape. I was in drugs and alcohol for 20 years, but I’m clean ten years. Thank god I am living now but my escape is music, you know.”

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