Jorgensen Music

Music for Seniors

Our Mission/Outreach to Senior Citizens

 

Music for Seniors

 

While we are both classically trained musicians, we really enjoy performing popular music standards from the first sixty years of the 20th century.

 

Our love of this music and our love for senior citizens has inspired us to present many concerts for seniors during our thirty years of marriage.  We are now at a point in our lives when we want to expand this ministry.  We would like to offer our musical talents for your next special event, family day, music concert time, sing-along, or any other musical service we can provide.  All we need is a piano, and since we consider this a non-profit venture we welcome any honorarium offered for our music but have no minimum fee.  Since we both work full time, from September through May we can typically be scheduled to perform on Monday evenings or any time on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.  We are available almost anytime during June, July, and August.

 

You can read our educational and teaching background on this website under About Us.

 

You can also look at recent concerts and other performances of Michael's under Michael's Recent Performances

 

If your senior living facility is within 50 miles of St. Peter MN and would like us to present a program for your residents please contact us.  Since we are just beginning this expanded ministry, we would be glad to meet with you and even "audition" if you wish.  We always are open to ways we can improve our outreach.  We can tailor a program to meet your specific needs, but you can see some sample programs below. 

Email us at   zptduda@hickorytech.net

 

 

 

Recent Concert Locations (2008-2010)

 

Rancho Vista Senior Center (Vista, California)

 

Crystal Seasons Health Care (Lake Crystal)

 

Hillcrest Health Care Center (Mankato)

 

Lake Crystal Health Care Center (Lake Crystal)

 

Keystone Communities of Mankato

 

Laurel's Edge Assisted Living (Mankato)

 

Old Main Village (Mankato)

 

Country Neighbors (New Richland)

 

Orness Plaza (Mankato)

 

Grandview Good Samaritan (St. Peter) - sing alongs & piano music

 

Pheasant's Ridge Assisted Living (St. Peter)

 

Oaklawn Health Care Center (Mankato) - piano music

 

The Wilds of Sand Prairie (St. Peter)

 

Good Samaritan (Lafayette)


 

 


Sample Programs - The final two programs listed here are new groupings of pieces that we have performed most recently.

 

 

Program 1: Love is Here to Stay

Mostly love songs, with an emphasis on memories

Day In, Day out

Memories

Rambling Rose/Mona Lisa

Losing My Mind/I’ll Be Seeing You

You’re a Builder-Upper

She Touched Me

You’re Getting to Be a Habit (Getting to Be a Rabbit)

The Sweetheart Tree/When I Grow too Old to Dream

The People In My Memory (original composition)

Our Love is Here to Stay

 

 

Program 2: Valentine’s Day 1

Love songs—can be performed anytime

It Had to Be You

If You Were the Only Girl In the World

Night and Day

So in Love

I Get a Kick Out of You

Fascination (Automation)

Why Do I Love You?

If I Loved You

Always

Million Dollar Baby

The Sweetheart Tree/When I Grow too Old to Dream

My Funny Valentine

 

 

Program 3: Valentine’s Day 2

My Funny Valentine

Rose marie

O del mio amato ben

Schroeder

On the Street Where You live

The Way You Look Tonight

My Cup Runneth Over

You Should Have Married a Doctor (original composition)

Come Rain or Come Shine

I’ll Be Seeing You

 

 

Program 4: Valentine’s Day 3

Love is In the Air

Day In Day Out

In the Still of the Night

So In Love

You’re Getting to Be a Habit (Getting to Be a Rabbit)

I Wish I Didn’t Love You So

To Each His Own

Million Dollar Baby

I Love a Piano

I Remember it Well

Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day

Some Enchanted Evening

 

Program 5: Classical

This is a sample program that has pretty broad appeal

Si, tra i ceppi                          Handel

Nebbie                                    Respighi

O del mio amato ben              Donaudi

3 Songs                                   Brahms

Don Quichotte a Dulcinee      Ravel

Old American Songs              Copland

 

Program 6: Songs of Faith

This is a sample of our repertoire in no particular order

Great is Thy Faithfulness

At the River

It is Well

Be Thou My Vision

How Firm a Foundation

O Breath of Life

Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen/All Night, All Day

Shaddrack

The Lord’s Prayer

Ave Maria

Panis Angelicus

People Need the Lord

In This Very room

Honor, Honor

The Majesty and Glory of Your Name

 

 

Program 7: Gershwin

Swanee

But not For Me

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

I Got Rhythm

Embraceable You

You’re a Builder-Upper

Gershwin Medley

 

 

Program 8: Songs for Seniors

Anything Goes

Where or When

Swanee

Sonny Boy

They All Laughed

Be My Love

The Sweetheart Tree/When I Grow too Old to Dream

Where the Blue of the Night Meets the Gold of the Day

Pennies from Heaven

 

Program 9: Broadway

Not a set program, mostly composers from the 1920’s-1970’s.  Could include the following

Irving Berlin: songs from Annie Get Your Gun, others

George Gershwin: songs from Porgy and Bess, others

Jerome Kern: songs from Show Boat, others

Mitch Leigh: 3 songs from Man of La Mancha

Lerner and Loewe: songs from My Fair Lady, others

Rodgers & Hammerstein: songs from Oklahoma, Carousel, others

Stephen Sondheim: various songs

 

 

Program 10: Jazzy

More of a jazz emphasis

Day In Day Out

Satin Doll

I’m Beginning to See the Light

Don’t Get Around Much Any More

Come Rain or Come Shine

You’re a Builder-Upper

Michelle

Yesterday

Rock-a-bye Your Baby

Old Man River

Over the Rainbow

Pennies from Heaven

 

 

Program 11: Christmas

Variety of sacred and secular Christmas songs

 

Most Recently Performed Programs:

 

Memories  (45 minute program)

 

Anything Goes

Memories

Mona Lisa

Swanee

Sonny Boy

I Found a Million Dollar Baby

Always

You're a Builder Upper

Losing My Mind

I'll Be Seeing You

The Sweetheart Tree

When I Grow Too Old to Dream

Love is Here to Stay

Pennies from Heaven

 

 

 

Love  (45 minute program)

 

Love is in the Air

Ain't Misbehavin'

Night and Day

Come Rain or Come Shine

You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me

Sing-Along songs

As Time Goes By

So In Love

Rose Marie

Hard-Hearted Hannah

Sing-Along songs

My Funny Valentine

In Buddy's Eyes

If Ever I Would Leave You

 

 

 

 

 

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