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Eric Tarlin, director of Rock Voices in Brookline, counts to three before the choir sings “Proud Mary.” Photo by Akua Devall.

Rock Voices choir offers to mix things up in Brookline

This story was published in collaboration with Meghan E. Irons’ Reporting in Depth class at Boston University’s College of Communication.

Eric Tarlin sat down at the piano at the Brookline Senior Center recently and asked members of his choir to take out their music folders.

The sound of pages turning was audible throughout the room, as the members opened their folders and cleared their throats. Tarlin counted to three, and the choir belted out “Ooh, the Proud Mary keep on burnin!”

Rock Voices isn’t your typical adult choir. …