Encore Chorales and Encore ROCKS are non-auditoned choral groups for adults over the age of 55. There are currently fourteen Encore Chorales in the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington area. In 2018, Encore added a Chorale in Mid-Town Manhattan. Encore has seven Encore ROCKS rock & roll choruses, including three in Maryland (Columbia is new in September 2018), two in Virginia, and one in Mid-Town Manhattan. For each fifteen-week semester (Sept-Dec and Jan-May), all Chorales or ROCKS rehearse the same music. Upon completion of the semester, multiple chorales or ROCKS come together to perform concerts. All concerts are free and open to the public, and are held at prestigious high-visibility locations such as the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and DAR Constitution Hall. On December 26, 2018, Encore Chorales will perform in the Concert Hall at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Singers are seated for rehearsals; they may also be seated for concerts if preferred. Rehearsals are 90 minutes.
Encore Chorale's repertoire may include selections from the American Songbook, Broadway show music, classical and opera, and secular or religious holiday music. ROCKS choruses sing the greatest hits of the 50s to the 90s and beyond.
Encore is tuition-based. Tuition varies with locations. In addition to the fifteen weeks of rehearsals, led by a professional choral conductor, tuition covers all sheet music and a rehearsal CD highlighting the singer's voice part, and contributes to Encore's administrative costs.
Click on the Programs Menu above, right to see detailed information on individual programs including locations by state, rehearsal location, day and time of rehearsals and registration information.
MAP OF ALL MD/DC/VA ENCORE CHORALES AND ENCORE ROCKS LOCATIONS