"A Celebration of Song"
John sings, a cappella or accompanying himself on the piano, and plays the flute, clarinet, and saxophone. His diverse repertoire features the best-loved songs of the first five decades of the twentieth century. Everyone is invited to sing along, and requests for favorite selections are welcome.
Program duration: one hour
___“John’s performance was delightful. We were especially pleased at his skill in involving the audience - the seniors loved it!”_
- Carol Lake, Director, Acton Council on Aging
___"We were so glad to have you here, as our seniors connect so fully with the music that you bring. Your performance was not only beautiful, but heartfelt. It was a pleasure to have an entertainer who shows such dedication and love for his work."
- Debra Siriani, Activities Coordinator, Chelmsford Council on Aging
___“Mr. Root is a very versatile performer who had our seniors mesmerized by his wit and charm. Before they realized it, they were singing, clapping, and smiling…”
- Ted Lang, Executive Director, Middleborough Council on Aging
___“Your enthusiasm and talent brightened our spirits. It was great to hear the old songs again; they brought back some pleasant memories. We look forward to seeing you again next year.”
- Sara Patella, Director, Lenox Council on Aging
___"Thank you so much for joining us. The seniors really enjoyed themselves and are still talking about how much fun they had. We liked the way you put thoughts about life into the performance. It does make a difference. We hope to see you next year."
- Barbara Villanueva, Director, Shelburne Council on Aging
\___"John is a shining star with his music, humor, and spirit. Residents leave his perfor-mances singing and smiling. He's contagious!"
- Cindy John, Activities and Admissions Director, Immanuel House, Hartford, CT
“Hearing that song sent chills down my spine!”
“How do you know so many songs?”
“You should be in the theater!”
“It was so much fun to sing those old songs again!”
“You brought back a lot of memories.”
“You have such a wonderful voice!”
“Please come again soon.”