WASHINGTON, DC, May 7, 2011: The Smithsonian Encore Chorale and singers from Washington Conservatory of Music Encore Chorale at Glen Echo performed a stunning concert at the beautiful National Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 7 at 11am. The bright sun lit up the stained glass windows and the church acoustics really showed the singers off. The repertoire, listed above, delighted the large and appreciative audience. The singers sang with beautiful tone, exceptional diction, and the entire concert was full of energy. All the singers looked like they were thoroughly enjoying themselves and the applause was proof that they had truly performed an excellent concert. <CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY>>
GLEN ECHO, MD, MAY 7, 2011: Some of the same singers at National Presbyterian Church drove up to Glen Echo Park in Bethesda to join the Washington Conservatory of Music Encore Chorale for a Saturday afternoon outdoor concert at the “Cuddle Up” pavilion. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the singers had a blast performing for their audience. Their smiles, enthusiasm and great sound said it all. The park is a truly wonderful treasure. The park hosts an arts education program and is known for its antique carousel, Spanish Ballroom and Historic electric streetcar. Encore’s concert in the park was a great way to end a fabulous day of singing. <<CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO GALLERY>>
FAIRFAX, VA, MAY 10, 2011: On Tuesday, May 10, the Potomac Academy of GMU Encore Chorale gave a rousing performance at the Woodlands Retirement Community in Fairfax, VA. They sang with such vibrancy and infectious spirit. The audience loved them. After the concert, Woodlands gave a lovely reception for the audience and singers. It was a great way to end the season for the singers of Potomac Academy of GMU Encore Chorale. They couldn’t have done a better job.
ALEXANDRIA, VA, MAY 10, 2011: The Encore Chorales of Goodwin House Alexandria, Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads, and Langston Brown were to perform a concert at Goodwin House Alexandria Tuesday evening, May 10. But the singers arrived to find no electricity in the building. So no concert. What a huge disappointment for all the singers and audience!
BALTIMORE, MD, MAY 11, 2011: Myerberg Encore Chorale and members of the AACC Encore Chorale gave a splendid concert at North Oaks Retirement Community on Wednesday, May 11. The audience loved the energized Irving Berlin melodies. The singers gave it their all and their efforts were very much appreciated. The singers broke out the straw hats for Doin’ What Comes Naturally and some of the male singers wore black Army baseball hats to sing This is the Army. A great evening was enjoyed by both singers and audience.
ARNOLD, MD, MAY 12, 2011: 130 singers from the Encore Chorales of AACC, Myerberg Senior Center, Scheinhaut Senior Center, Maryland residents of the Smithsonian Encore Chorale and Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo came together to perform a fabulous concert at Pascal Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Anne Arundel Community College. Their large audience loved the high energy, wonderful full sound and pure delight from the singers. Guest artists were the Heart of Maryland Encore Chorale conducted by Glenn Phillips. The men sang delightful barbershop tunes and the audience particularly enjoyed the patriotic medley. Another truly great evening for Encore!
BALTIMORE, MD, MAY 15, 2011: The beautiful St. Vincent’s de Paul Roman Catholic Church of downtown Baltimore hosted the Myerberg and AACC Encore Chorales for an Encore concert on Sunday afternoon, May 15. The acoustics showed off the singers beautifully. The sound was rich, full and the articulation was excellent. It was a grand setting for Encore and the audience showed their appreciation with broad smiles and thunderous applause. Another great concert!
AKRON, OH, MAY 23, 2011: Encore’s affiliate chorale of Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, Ohio, gave a wonderful and inspiring concert on Monday, May 23, 2011. The 45 singers performed to a standing room only audience and performed beautifully under the direction of Donna Anderson. The evening opened with the singers performing Rodgers & Hammerstein on Broadway. The energy level was high, the sound full, the diction clear and everyone was glued to their conductor. Ryan Michaels, a young tenor from The University of Akron , performed a lovely rendition of You Raise Me Up. His clear, beautiful voice rang out. LAUREL LAKE CONTINUES HERE