February 28, the group performed before an enthusiastic crowd at the Manoir Westmount. It was their first gig since restarting a group formed 25 years ago.
About 60 residents cheered and clapped rhythmically as the band went through a familiar repertoire including Celtic, rock’n’roll, and folk, in English, French and Hebrew.
Musical Chairs members (from left): vocalists Donna Kuzmarov (psychologist counseling McGill University students); Helen Binik (English literature teacher, John Abbott College); Ely Bonder, accordion and vocals (CTV videographer); Stephen Weinstein, guitar and banjo (commercial law); Elliott Shuchat, keyboard and organ (business consultant); and Irwin Kuzmarov, guitar and vocals (director of professional services, Santa Cabrini Hospital).
The group performs benefits and for seniors groups. 514-489-4042.