Chartwell residences preparing fort Senior Star talent auditions


Chartwell Retirement Residences is excited to announce that local auditions will be held in June for Senior Star, Canada’s largest talent competition dedicated to seniors. 

 Now in its seventh year, this singing and musical instrument competition is open to anyone who is 65 years and over and a Canadian resident. Contestants do not have to be living in a Chartwell residence.  

Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence, Hartford Retirement Centre and McConnell Manor Retirement Residence are proud to be hosting regional auditions at Chateau Cornwall Retirement Residence in Cornwall, Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg and the McConnell Manor Retirement Residence also in Cornwall.  

Registration forms can be obtained at any of the three residences.  

“Chartwell’s Senior Star has grown to become the largest celebration of senior talent in Canada,” announced Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Retirement Residences.  “We are proud to support the incredible talent of today’s seniors and continue to be amazed and entertained year after year by the caliber of performers who participate.” 

During the Regional Competitions, contestants are given a maximum of five minutes to sing a song, play an instrument, or do both, and their performance is videotaped. Musical accompaniment is provided to singing contestants, if required. 

A panel of three judges, made up of local musical experts, government officials, and media representatives choose the top three local contestants, each of whom will be recognized with a Senior Star trophy. 

Videos of the first and second place winners from across Canada are then submitted to a celebrity panel of judges who will narrow the list to eight competitors invited to compete in the Senior Star National Final. 

The National Final will be held in November 2013.

Chartwell Retirement Residences owns and operates a complete range of seniors housing communities from independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. 

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