John Knox Village Residents Are Musical… Tell Me More

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Did you know, the residents of John Knox Village know how to carry a tune? In fact, there is something musical going on every day of the week!

Monday: Melodies on the Keys – Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays are standing room only in the Tree Top Lounge! On Mondays, residents gather in the Tree Top Lounge to have a beverage, eat snacks and chat while Phyllis Dale performs songs on the piano. Monday’s repertoire includes toe-tappers from musicals, movies, swing tunes, ballads, folk songs, rock and roll, and more. Residents love getting to know each other and making new friends on this Melodic Monday.

Tuesday: Men’s Chorus rehearsal – this gifted group of gentlemen, under the direction of Brian Larson, get together every Tuesday in our recently created Music Room to share their love of music and practice for their performance at Sunday Vespers. Are you a tenor or bass? We’re always looking for a few good men.

Wednesday: Vesper Choir rehearsal takes place on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m. This talented group of performers harmonizes from the Music Room in the Barker Center each week to warm up for their performance at Vespers Services. The Men’s Chorus and Vesper Choir rotate leading the congregation in song each week.

Thursday: Village Notables meet to rehearse each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Do you a hidden musical talent? Do you enjoy jamming with others? This group of musicians range from strings, to brass, to percussion. Their musical stylings showcase everything from big band and jazz to the Great American Songbook. In addition to performing at special events in the Village, the Village Notables perform the first and third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. from the Pool Deck at the Jaques Clubhouse.

Friday: The sun is always shining on Fridays for the Sunshine Singers and the Village Voices! Enjoy singing in the shower? Ever wanted to catch your big break on American Idol? Whether you are an amateur or a professional, the Sunshine Singers and Village Voices know how to have fun. The Sunshine Singers meet at 1 p.m. to share their love of music and the Villages Voices get together 2 p.m.

Saturday: If you enjoyed Melodies on the Keys with Phyllis Dale on Monday, The Phyllis Dale & Friends Show from the Tree Top Lounge is sure to entertain you. This pint sized performer with a flair for all things musical “retired” from performing professionally in 2001, but that does not mean she stopped performing! Whether it’s performing for our assisted living residents, a live performance in the Tree Top Lounge, or a pre-recorded performance on the John Knox Village of Central Florida YouTube channel if it’s set to music, Phyllis will be there. Don’t know the words, don’t worry, lyric sheets are provided to all in attendance so that everyone can join along with Phyllis, and resident regulars the Tune Timers (gals and guys), the Tonettes (gals) and the Melody Men (guys).

In addition to performing on Saturday, The Phyllis Dale & Friends Show takes place on Thursdays as well.

Sunday: Vespers Services – What better way to pray than through song? It is often said that to sing is to pray twice. If your prayer routine is in need of a little uplift in spirit, join us for Sunday Vesper services. All are welcome.

By no means is this an all-inclusive list of musical talent within the Village. Many of our residents frequently pool their musical gifts to entertain to standing room only crowds from our Barker Center Auditorium.

If you are looking for a community where you can share your musical talents with others, or just want to join in and make some melodies of your own, John Knox Village of Central Florida has a variety of move-in ready apartments, cottages, and villas that just might make your heart sing!

Join us for Take a Tour Tuesday to find out more about life at John Knox Village of Central Florida. Register for one of our upcoming Tuesday Tours where you will explore the Village in a small group setting, chat with our retirement counselors, and tour our Move-In Ready residences. At the end of the tour, sample some delectable treats from our amazing chefs while our retirement counselors answer any questions you might have on life at John Knox Village.

Call 386.775.0788 for more information and to RSVP !

Tuesday, June 11

Tuesday, June 18

Tuesday, June 25

Tours will start from the Marketing Office and will begin at 10 a.m.