The Evolution of the Silver Tones

By | November 5, 2010
The Silver Tones

The Silver Tones!

Zanesville Primrose
The Silver Tones have sang and performed at Zanesville Primrose several times. The residents really enjoy the variety of music they sing. We look forward to their next visit with us.

The beginning
In 1995, a group of men and women, retirees from the Dresden, Ohio area who shared a common interest in music, formed a singing group under the direction of Doris Fowler and Suzanne Jenkins. They chose the name “The Silver Threads.” The original intent was to provide entertainment and fellowship for residents of local rest homes and care centers.

Through the following years many of its original members moved or had to leave the group for various reasons, so the dynamics changed with the coming and going of the various members. Eventually the musical group found itself with only a few singers. At that time, Lucille Morosco, the Queen Mother of the group, and Ron Hogue one of the earlier members began recruiting…and in 2008, the Silver TONES were born!

This group is comprised of 13 talented singers and a most extraordinary pianist, Bernadine Gutridge. They have found themselves expanding their audiences from nursing homes and senior centers, to organizations such as Rotary, Kiwanis, the Genesis Volunteers and the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Once a year, they perform an hour and a half show for Mike Ward at the Central Presbyterian Church, benefiting The Fellowship of Christ’s Community, which feeds the needy on Sundays. They have also performed for Christmas Shows, a Fourth of July Patriotic Show and for various area churches. Although their performances have been primarily in the Zanesville/Dresden area, last year they did a show in Westerville, Ohio and have been invited to do a show in Worthington.

Throughout the years, no matter what changes have occurred with The Silver Tones, the goal has remained constant; to be of service to our fellow man, to entertain our audience, to bring pleasure and comfort to those less fortunate, and above all, to glorify God!

To find out more about visiting musical groups at Primrose, contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!


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