Of course, Encore continues to offer a broad array of chorales throughout the Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland area. Encore is the nation's largest choral program for older adults with fourteen Encore Chorales in the DC/VA/MD area, serving nearly 700 singers, ages 55+. Encore also has four affiliate chorales in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Sarasota, FL. For more details regarding each of our chorales, look under "Locations" on this web site. Encore provides artistic excellence, physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialie with people who love music. Encore would love to have you sing with us. Give us a try!
Encore Chorales are open to all who love to rehearse and perform four part choral music. Many of Encore's existing singers throughout the Washington/Baltimore area had never sung before, have sung their entire life or are coming back to what they love…..singing! Singers rehearse weekly for fifteen weeks and then perform free community concerts in high profile venues such as the viagra soft tabs 100 mg
Kennedy Center (annual holiday concert) and the Montgomery Arts Center. Music for the Fall program will be in preparation for the december holiday concerts - detailed schedule to be announced. Many of the Chorales are under the direction of Encore's Executive Director, Jeanne Kelly. The Southern Maryland/Asbury~Solomons Chorale is directed by Krystal Rickard McCoy; Asbury Methodist Village is conducted by Robert Johnson; Towson Encore Chorale is conducted by Stephen Harouff, and the Leisure World of Virginia, Alexandria, and Smithsonian evening program are conducted by Jeffrey Dokken.
Register for Smithsonian, Glen Echo, Langston and AACC on their websites as linked below. Registration for Alexandria, Potomac, Schweinhaut, Leisure World, Asbury Methodist Village, Towson and it's great!
Southern Maryland can be completed at your first rehearsal with payment by check or REGISTER ONLINE HERE
Read more: New Locations, New Chorales - The Fall Schedule
The Encore Chorale Institute at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland was a huge success. 75 great singers enjoyed an action packed five days of challenging choral music, movement classes, vocal technique classes and excellent evening performances. Washington College was a new institute location for Encore and the facilities were truly excellent. The college enjoys the Daniel Z. Gibson Center for Performing Arts fine arts complex which houses the state-of-the-art Decker Concert Hall, the Hotchkiss Recital Hall and dance studio. It was perfect space for Encore.
Read more: Fun in Chestertown!
Encore was recently profiled in an article in the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts Magazine. Complete article here:
ARTS FOR LIFE: TWO MODELS FOR CREATIVE AGING PROGRAMS
By Ellen Hirzy
Ask a 70-year-old and a 40-year-old why they sing with a community chorus and there’s a good chance that both will talk about their love of music, the sense of accomplishment that comes from rehearsing and performing, and the social time they enjoy with other singers. Creative pursuits are not age-dependent, and a growing body of research shows that they are actually good for you. The very things that people enjoy about arts activities—mastery of skills and knowledge and purposeful engagement with others—have physical health, mental health, and social interaction advantages for older adults.
Read more: Encore Featured in Guild Article
"Romance of the Rhine and Mosel" - River Cruise with Encore
Join Encore Chorale on a wonderful 15-day journey along the Rhine and Mosel Rivers in May 2015 aboard a Grand Circle river cruise ship. The trip begins in Basel Switzerland and includes stops in France, Germany, The Netherlands, and ends in Antwerp Belgium. Click here to download a complete itinerary along with fees, booking information, and ship information.
We would love to fill the ship with singers and their guests - please join us! There will be performance opportunities scheduled as part of our trip. We will perform music learned as part of the Spring 2014 Encore season. However, you do not need to be singing with Encore year-round to come on the trip. We will send you the sheet music in advance of the trip, along with a rehearsal CD for your part, so you can practice at home. Singers are welcome to bring non-singing guests or spouses. Please note: You do not have to be an existing Encore singer. Anyone over the age of 55 is welcome to join us. We will send you advance copies of the music selections, as well as rehearsal CDs, so you may learn on your own prior to the trip.
PLease call the Encore office if you have any questions about the trip. Or call Grand Circle directly if your questions pertain to the itinerary or booking. The Grand Circle phone number is 1-800-597-2452, option 2. The Encore code when booking is GS-23919. The Encore office number is 301-261-5747.
Travel with Encore to Cuba in January 2015! We will center our journey around three Cuban cities: the bustling capital of Havana (5 nights), including both 3 nights in the historic Old Town and 2 nights in the vibrant, downtown Vedado neighborhood; the harbor town of Cienfuegos (2 nights), center of Cuba’s sugar, coffee, and tobacco trades; and the colonial gem of Trinidad (3 nights), where cobbled streets, pastel-colored houses, and elegant plazas evoke Cuba’s glory days.
Throughout our journey, we will focus on meaningful cultural exchange (including performing concerts!) with the people of Cuba—who you’ll find to be warm, welcoming, and eager to interact with Americans. It’s a rare, authentic view of daily life in Cuba today.
As Americans, the mystique surrounding Cuba has been ingrained in our psyche for decades. Now, we finally have a chance to break down the cultural barriers between Cuba and the U.S.—at a pivotal moment in history for the people of Cuba, who are in the midst of major government reforms. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has granted a license to the Grand Circle Foundation to offer People-to-People exchange programs to Cuba. As Encore has established an excellent relationship with Grand Circle, this opportunity has been extended to us. We anticipate two trips, the first departing on January 11, 2015 and a second departure date yet to be determined, but also early in 2015.
These trips will be limited to 18 people and are expected to sell out quickly. Please note, due to the limited number and our commitment to sing concerts while we are there, you MUST be a singer to go. You do not, however, have to be an existing Encore singer. Anyone over the age of 55 is welcome to join us. We will send you advance copies of the music selections, as well as rehearsal CDs, so you may learn on your own prior to the trip.Download a flier with more details HERE.
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 visibiblity and quality venues
You TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference. Thank you for helping bring professionally directed arts programs to our older adults.
Please consider the following levels of support. Note that gifts are cumulative annually for each level of support.
|Friend ($1 - $99)
| Supporter ($100 - $199)
|Patron ($200 - $499)
|Sustainer ($500 - $999)
You may contribute online via PayPal (click the "Donate" button below) or send your check to:
Encore Creativity for Older Adults
6208 West Shore Drive
Tracys Landing, MD 20779