Generally speaking, yes. This is one of the added benefits of participation in Encore. You may attend as many Chorale or ROCKS (depending on which program you are registered for) rehearsals at other locations as you wish. However, due to the fact that certain programs and registrations are under the control of our partners, you may not attend rehearsals if you are not registered there. Specifically, you may not attend rehearsals at Anne Arundel Community College Encore Chorale, or Glen Echo Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS. Also, at present, the Towson Encore Chorale does not have sufficient space to accommodate visitors.
Our fall season is typically focused on a holiday music program since our concerts are performed in December. We select songs that touch on Christmas and Hanukah, but lean toward more seasonal secular music versus sacred music. In the Spring, the sky’s the limit! We sing Broadway, oratorio, American Song Book, spirituals, even a little opera. It’s a great mix and we always include a surprise or two to keep our singers – and our audiences – excited and surprised by the repertoire. All music is performed in four (SATB) or three (SAB) parts.
In October 2015, Encore was proud to introduce Encore Rocks! a Rock & Roll chorus singing the greatest hits of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Encore now has six Encore ROCKS! locations in the DC area, as well as a ROCKS chorus in New York City as of March 2018. This program is proving to be very successful and will continue to expand.