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The Heidelberg-Rheingold Singers perform at Portal Village an event in Port Colborne, Ontario
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The Heidelberg Rheingold Singers are a local choir which performs since years in retirement homes in the Niagara Region to bring some enjoyment and entertainment to their residents.
Despite the German name many of the choir members are not of German descent - even when most of their songs are German.
Music and singing unites people from all over the world.
For example, my wife Elizabeth was born in Fort Erie. We got married in Germany and returned after one year because of my job.
Others are also English speaking or French Canadians. Some were born in Hungary or in other European countries.
They all share the love to music and having fun doing so.
It is always a big reward when they perform in the public and see how the audience enjoys their performance as it did here in the beautiful Portal Village in Port Colborne.
Almost all choir members are also seniors and many live in retirement homes too.
Nicely decorated for Halloween!
A part of the dining room.
The events of this day were announced on a board.
Because I am born to eat I studied today's menu and was impressed. There was even a choice between different meals.
When I talked to some of the seniors they all liked it here and also the staff was really happy to work in such an environment and I could see how they cared about the residents when they needed help.
As you can see also many activities are offered which include trips with a small bus to certain events or places.
I met lovers of German pastry a few times in Crystal Beach at Meister's Sweets!
After a heartily welcome, Dieter the choir director brought the choir to live.
His joyful jokes caught immediately the heart of the audience.
Now he lives in Kitchener, but he still comes to certain choir events.
Some of the residents were already patiently waiting for the performance of the Heidelberg Rheingold Singers when they arrived.
They all were nicely dressed up for this event.
A few of them must have know the songs because they joined in singing them.
It was really heat warming to see that! To be old does not mean that you cannot have any longer some enjoyment and fun
It took not a long time and the hall was filled. The aisle aside of the hall was filled with parked walkers.
Please watch our video about this enjoyable event at the Portal Village in Port Colborne.
I filmed it with my older Panasonic digital camera.
I could not use a zoom function during recording - the newer ones allow that. Unfortunately the quality is very poor - I was still learning!
Dieter, the choir director
Watch the video "The Heidelberg-Rheingold Singers":
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