Encore is now a part of it – New York, New York. Encore’s first New York choral programs will open in Manhattan in March 2018. The Midtown Encore Chorale will be at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, a most prestigious location near Central Park and Rockefeller Center. Encore ROCKS Lincoln Square, Encore's Rock & Roll Chorus, will be located at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, right off Central Park.
Conducting both programs will be Justin Jalea, a highly qualified musician and conductor who is excited to be bringing Encore to New York. Justin has founded, and been artistic director of, several vocal ensembles in Canada and the U.S. Read more about Justin.
As the nation’s largest and fastest growing choral organization for adults over the age of 55, Encore is pleased to be continuing our growth in New York. We anticipate future program additions in and around The Big Apple.
Winter-Spring 2018 Semester Begins Soon
It's Time to Register
It's time to sign up for Encore's Winter-Spring 2018 Semester! Our numbers continue to grow, with over 1,100 singers in the 21 Encore Chorales and Encore ROCKS choruses in the DC/MD/VA area. Encore singers had a spectacular year, celebrating Encore's Tenth Anniversary, highlighted be a May 2017 concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Over 750 singers took to the stage at DAR for a memorable performance. Spread the word to friends and neighbors and invite them to join us! Tuition includes 15 weekly rehearsals, expert instruction under the direction of professional conductors, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performances at the end of the semester. Rehearsals begin the week of January 8th - specific start dates for each program are listed below. Click on the name of the program in the table below (click on "Read More") for more information on the specific program. Sing on!
Read more: Winter-Spring 2018 Registration is Open
After fourteen concerts in two weeks, Encore singers can look back upon a most successful hoiday season. Between the live performances, YouTube videos and live-stream broadcast of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage concert, Encore brought joy and happiness to thousands who watched and listened. Again, the bar has been raised. Many of the concert videos and photos are available for viewing on the Encore web site GALLERY PAGE.
Congratulations to all the singers who worked so hard over the past several months to make it all happen!
Save the dates! As always, Encore will have a full concert schedule in May. All concerts are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Both the Chorale and ROCKS repertoires are especially good this year, so you won't want to miss out. Mark you calendar now!
(Click READ MORE to see detailed schedule)
Read more: Encore Spring 2018 Concert Schedule
7- Day Tour of Montreal, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Laval & Montmorency Falls.
Encore will perform three large concerts!
Encore is excited to announce our new Canadian Concert Tour offered in partnership with Classical Movements, a very well-regarded company who plans choral and orchestra tours for major organizations including National Symphony, major university choral programs and auditioned choirs. In short, Classical Movements loves what we are all about and they have put together a splendid Eastern Canadian trip for May 2018. Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS will be performing 3 large concerts on our concert tour!! The tour is scheduled to depart on May 29, 2018 and runs through June 4, 2018.
Read more: Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour
Encore Announces our 2018 “Summer Camps” for singers 55+!
Join us for a wonderful week of song with singers from around the country!
Campers stay on-site at beautiful venues while they rehearse,work on vocal technique and sight reading, and then conclude the weekwith a performance on stage for family, friends and the community.
June 24–June 28, 2018
Chautauqua, New York
August 26– August 31, 2018
Encore ROCKS Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer Experience
St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD
August 6–August 10, 2018
This program is designed as a rock & roll focused camp and totally unique from any other Encore Summer Institutes. The week will include screenings of rock documentaries, sessions about the history and culture of rock, and of course, diving deep into the melodies, harmonies and rhythms of the rock repertoire during fun and intensive daily rehearsals and a rockin’ finale concert!
Look for information about registration and more camp details in January.
Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults!
Encore is a 501(c)(3) 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.
|10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor $10,000+
|Platinum Sponsor $5,000
|Gold Sponsor $2,500
|Silver Sponosr $1,000
|Bronze Sponsor $500
|Supporter $100 +
|Friend up to $100
You may contribute online using the donation form HERE or the Jeane Kelly Fund donation form HERE.
Click READ MORE to learn about the Jeanne Kelly Founder's Fund, New IRS rules re IRA rollovers, and more giving options.
Read more: Contribute to Encore!
Encore is thrilled to announce AARP as a 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor. This sponsorship is supporting our anniversary year celebrations and provided resources for us to offer a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity on the stage of DAR Constitution Hall on May 13, 2017! We are so grateful for this partnership for many reasons. AARP’s financial support contributes to our annual operating costs, tuition scholarships, professional conductor fees, equipment costs, and staffing. Most importantly, this sponsorship ensures that Encore will continue to provide free concerts to the community. ARRP advocates new discoveries and new possibilities at any age -- in perfect sync with Encore's mission to provide an excellent and artistic environment to older adults. Thank you to AARP and to all of our singers and friends of Encore for your continued support.
AARP shared this article about our exciting new partnership.
Read more: AARP is 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor