Join with singers from across the country at one or both of our Encore Chorale Summer Choral Institutes, to be held in June and August 2015.
This is the 8th year that Encore has offered "summer camp for singers" and we're looking forward to our return to two wonderful venues to dive deep into a challenging and exciting choral repertoire amidst beautiful surroundings.
Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland June 14-18, 2015
Our 2014 program was held at Washington College and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the campus, the fantastic rehearsal and performance space, and the lovely surroundings of Chestertown, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. The suite-style accommodations in the residence halls proved comfortable, and a big lounge on each floor offered a place for singers to gather after our evening entertainment to enjoy a glass of wine and socializing. We'll offer movement class each morning, rehearse a great repertoire in two sessions (AM and PM) and will offer optional vocal technique classes mid-day. In the evening, we'll enjoy a concert/recital to include performances by Elizabeth Kluegel, Soprano and Lewis Freeman, Baritone on Sunday, World Music Percussionist Tom Teasley on Monday, and the West Shore Piano Trio on Wednesday. We'll end our week with a finale performance for friends, family and the community in the concert hall. The sheet music will be sent to participants ahead of arrival so you have a chance to get familiar with it beforehand. Singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances, and all levels of vocal experience are welcome. Join us for a wonderful week of meeting new friends and singing great music! Click here to download the brochure and the registration form for the Washington College program. Online registration using a credit card is available here.
Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York August 30 - September 4, 2015.
Encore returns for the 8th year to the famed Chautauqua Institution and we look forward to enjoying the beautiful campus, the charm of the Athenaeum Hotel, and singing a diverse repertoire that will enchant and challenge. The program fee is all inclusive to include hotel accommodations, all meals (Sunday dinner through Friday lunch), all program fees, and evening entertainment. Guests are welcome to attend and there are many activities in the area to entertain your non-singing guest. Two rehearsals each day, along with optional movement and vocal technique classes will fill your day, but still leave time to enjoy the surroundings and all that Chautauqua has to offer. Commuters are welcome and that registration fee includes lunch daily, our opening and closing dinners, and all program fees. Evening concerts/recitals will delight, and the broad hotel porch facing the lake is the perfect spot to finish the evening. If you have never experienced Chautauqua, now is the time! Join us after the crowds have dwindled and the weather still lovely for a week of full immersion choral singing and a finale concert you will always remember. Click here to download the brochure and the registration form for the Summer Choral Institute at the Chautauqua Institution. Online registration using a credit card is available here.