Encore is the largest choral singing program for older adults in the country - and we invite you to join us this Fall as we prepare for exciting holiday concert performances.
With 20 chorales in the Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC area, there is surely a chorale near you. Our fifteen Encore Chorale programs will rehearse for 15 weeks and present choral concerts in December featuring classical and traditional holiday and seasonal music. The ENCORE ROCKS program will be offered at five locations - in Washington DC, Bethesda, Annapolis, Reston and Alexandria - also for 15 weeks with concerts in December.
Encore also has affiliated chorales across the country and their locations and program details are available on the "Locations" tab on the website.
Encore provides artistic excellence, physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialize with people who love music. Give us a try!
Click READ MORE to See the full listing of all chorales, registration links, schedule and locations.
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ENCORE ROCKS is taking off! Join us this Fall at any of our 5 locations - including 3 new locations!
NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria - Convergence in Alexandria - Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30pm
NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Annapolis - Maryland Hall for Performing Arts in Annapolis, MD - Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00pm
ENCORE ROCKS DC - at First Congregational UCC in Washington, DC - Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm
ENCORE ROCKS Glen Echo - at Glen Echo Park in Bethesda, MD - Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00pm
NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Reston - St. Anne's Episcopal Church - Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm
Registration for the Alexandria, DC, and Reston locations is open now - click here for the registration links - and Annapolis and Glen Echo will open over the Summer. Join us and rock out!
Sight Singing Class for Fall
Have you ever wondered how far to take your singing voice up or down or what all those notes mean? Do you want to boost your confidence in choral singing?
Well, read on! You have found the perfect class!
Encore is pleased to announce a four week sight singing class to be held on Wednesday’s at 1:15pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street, Washington, DC
This class will begin on September 28th from 1:15 – 2:15pm
Taught by John Horman, Music Director at First Congregational United Church of Christ.
He will cover basic skills in sight reading, which will help your choral singing tremendously.
The cost is $80 for 4 week course.
Open to participants in all 20 Encore Chorale Programs.
Class is limited to 40 people, so if interested, don't delay in signing up!
Click here to register!
Encore offers a three day musical retreat at the gorgeous and historic
Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Spring, Virginia
Feb. 24 to 26, 2017
Many of you have asked for a three day retreat and we are delivering!
The Homestead Resort will be celebrating their 250th anniversary and Encore will be celebrating our 10th anniversary!!!!
So let’s celebrate and sing!
Beautiful rooms, scrumptious food, fun and challenging Encore rehearsals and classes, and wonderful friends.
Jeff Dokken and Jeanne Kelly will conduct.
We invite singers from Encore Chorale and ENCORE ROCKS to join us.
- Single rate approximate: $775. Including room, board, resort fees, taxes, and choral program
- Double Rate approximate: $1,115. Including room, board, resort fees, taxes and choral program
Please note that a double rate includes either one couple or two friends sharing a room with two beds.
Bus transportation will be offered at approximately $65.00 and is non-refundable.
Please reserve by September 15.
Encore presents our next exciting adventure - Spain and Portugal in depth! Come join us next May 25th. Visit the fabulous cities of Madrid, Granada, Torremolinos, Seville and Lisbon. And we will sing two concerts along the way! Let us hear from you by September 30. Grand Circle is saving the entire trip just for Encore. Call the Encore office at 301-261-5747 for more details.
DOWNLOAD AN INFORMATIONAL FLIER HERE.
Our ninth annual Encore Chorale Institute at Chautauqua Institution was an enormous success. 80 truly wonderful singers challenged themselves with four hours of rehearsals daily under conductors Jeanne Kelly and Jeff Dokken. They also enjoyed high energy and low impact movement classes with Mitzi Likar and Peg Barrett, vocal technique classes with the conductors and sight singing classes with Maryibeth Gowen. The singers met new friends from around the country and ate copious amounts of excellent food at the Athenaeum Hotel. Excellent evening concerts included the duo of Maribeth Gowen, piano and David Lonkevich, flute, and Jeff Dokken, tenor. Wine time on the lovely porch overlooking Chautauqua Lake was a real treat. The final party featuring the Barbara Jean Jazz kept the singers dancing until the band quit! What a grand six days for our Encore singers!!!!!
Our grand finale Encore Chorale concert was well attended by local Chautauqua residents. The repertoire included A Cappella Overtures arranged by Andy Beck, Oh! Susanna by Stephen Foster, I Bought Me A Cat adapted by Aaron Copland, There is Sweet Music, Until I Found the Lord, In The Swing, and And So I Sing!
What a fabulous concert to end a fabulous week!
CLICK HERE FOR TO WATCH THE CONCERT
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PHOTO'S OF OUR WEEK IN CHAUTAUQUA
Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults!
Encore is a non-profit organization that has brought joy to many in the Baltimore-Washington area and across the nation. With your help, we can:
- Strengthen our existing programs and maintain low fees
- Fund the staff and professional conductors needed to sustain programs
- Continue to provide program scholarships
- Provide FREE community concerts at the conclusion of each season in high visibility and quality venues
You TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference. There are many ways to make a donation to Encore - direct cash/credit, IRA Charitable Rollover, Stock, and more. Please review the information below to determine the method for you.
Thank you for helping bring professionally directed arts programs to our older adults. The Encore Federal EIN number is 30-0420278.
Please consider the following levels of support. Note that gifts are cumulative annually for each level of support.
|Sustainer ($500 - $999)
|Patron ($150 - $499)
|Supporter ($75 - $149)
|Friend ($1 - $74)
You may contribute online via PayPal (click the "Donate" button below) or send your check to:
Encore Creativity for Older Adults
5419 Deale Churchton Road #102
Churchton, MD 20733
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