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Glen Echo Chorale Performs at Forum

Creativity and Aging Forum Features Encore Chorale Performance

strathmore-grand-finale-1A highly engaged group of library accessibility experts, senior adult community directors, and arts and aging advocates met on February 23, 2013 at the Mansion at the Strathmore Music Center to learn about innovative programs that are reaching older adults and increasing their access to the arts in their community.  The half-day forum featured presentations by Maura O’Malley, President/Co-Founder of Lifetime Arts and winner of the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA)–MetLife Foundation Leadership Award, and Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Executive Director of Encore Creativity.   A performance by the Glen Echo Encore Chorale was a special highlight and was enthusiastically received by the program attendees.

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Encore Holiday Concert Schedule - Please Join Us!

Mark Your Calendar and Join Us for a Fantastic Encore Holiday Concert!

aaaadsc_0131-1Virginia Chorales will perform at Washington-Lee HS

 

After fifteen weeks of intensive rehearsals, our Encore Chorales will take to the stage in December and provide attendees with a diverse and exciting holiday concert experience!  Our large public concerts generally have 120+ singers on stage and a full house - so arrive early!  All concerts are free and open to the public except those noted. Come for a wonderful afternoon or evening of great music!

Date Time Location Chorales Singing Download
Flyer
Saturday, Dec 6 7:00pm Convergence, Alexandria, VA Alexandria Encore Chorale  Here
Saturday, Dec 6 3:00pm Alsace Lutheran Church, Reading, PA Greater Reading Encore Chorale  
Saturday, Dec 13 3:00 pm Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, VA All Northern Virginia Chorales  Here
Saturday, Dec 13 3:30pm Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD (for residents and guests) Asbury Methodist Village Encore Chorale  
Sunday, Dec 14 3:00pm Hollywood United Methodist Church, Hollywood, MD Southern Maryland Encore Chorale  Here
Sunday, Dec 14 6:00pm South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society Salt Lake City Encore Chorale  
Tuesday, Dec 16 7:30 pm Goodwin House, Baileys Crossroads, VA (for residents only) Goodwin House Baileys and Langston Brown Encore Chorales  

Monday, Dec 15 and Tuesday, Dec 16

7:00pm and
3:00pm

Laurel Lakes Community, Hudson OH Laurel Lakes Encore Chorale  
Wednesday, Dec 17 7:00pm Leisure World, Landsdowne, VA (for residents and guests only) Leisure World Encore Chorale  
Wednesday, Dec 17 2:00pm Asbury Solomons Community (residents only) Southern Maryland Encore Chorale  
Thursday Dec 18 7:30pm Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC
Smithsonian Encore Chorales
 
Friday, Dec 19  7:30 pm Towson Presbyterian Church Towson and Anne Arundel Community College Encore Chorales  Here
Saturday, Dec 20 7:30 pm AACC Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Arnold MD Anne Arundel Community College, Southern Maryland, and Towson Encore Chorales  Here
Sunday, Dec 21 3:00pm MC Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring MD

Asbury Methodist Village, Schweinhaut, and Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Encore Chorales

 Here

Tuesday, Dec 23 6:00pm The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Washington DC

Combined Encore Chorales

 All are welcome

Get Set for 2013 Encore Summer Institutes

Encore’s Sixth Annual Institutes at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Chautauqua Institution are rapidly approaching! If you're not already among the many who are registered, don't delay!  The first Institute, at St. Mary's College of Maryland, is limited to 100 singers! Space is limited so register soon.  Details below:

01_st_marys_2011_55The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Institute will be June 18-22, 2013. As always, the Choral Program will be conducted by Encore Founder and Executive Director Jeanne Kelly. Co-conducting this year will be Krystal Rickard McCoy, director of Encore’s Southern Maryland Chorale and St. Maries Musica.

For more complete information, cancellation/refund policy, and to register for St. Mary's download a brochure and registration form here.

bbdsc_0427Encore returns to the Chautauqua Institution for the sixth year August 25-30, 2013. As in 2012, the Institute will include Choral, Theatre and Movement Tracks.

The Choral Track will be co-conducted by Jeanne Kelly and Barry Talley, retired Director of Music Activities at the United States Naval Academy.

Dr. Stuart Kandell, Founder of Stagebridge Theatre in Oakland, California, and David Barnet, professor of theatre at University of Alberta, Canada, will again direct the Theatre Track, while Shula Strassfeld of Dance Exchange will return to teach the Movement program.

The Movement program encourages participation from those with all levels of experience and ability to develop and share movement and stories. This year the program will focus on themes of tradition, family, place and belonging since the main focus of the week is Fiddler on the Roof.  Participants will also work on choreography for two specific songs from the show.

The Chautauqua brochure and registration form can be downloaded here.

If you prefer to register online (Encore will send you an invoice), CLICK HERE to register for St. Mary's.  CLICK HERE to register for Chautauqua.

Read about the 2012 Encore Institute at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and view photos HERE.

Read about the 2012 Encore Institute at the Chautauqua Institution HERE.

Our St. Mary's Institute evening concert performances and our Encore finale are all open to the public.  Click here to read more about the performances open to all!

Get Set for Chautauqua!

Encore’s Sixth Annual Institute at the Chautauqua Institution is rapidly approaching! If you're not already among the many who are registered, don't delay! Space is limited so register soon.  Details below:

bbdsc_0427Encore returns to the Chautauqua Institution for the sixth year August 25-30, 2013. As in 2012, the Institute will include Choral, Theatre and Movement Tracks.

The Choral Track will be co-conducted by Jeanne Kelly and Barry Talley, retired Director of Music Activities at the United States Naval Academy.

Dr. Stuart Kandell, Founder of Stagebridge Theatre in Oakland, California, and David Barnet, professor of theatre at University of Alberta, Canada, will again direct the Theatre Track, while Shula Strassfeld of Dance Exchange will return to teach the Movement program.

The Movement program encourages participation from those with all levels of experience and ability to develop and share movement and stories. This year the program will focus on themes of tradition, family, place and belonging since the main focus of the week is Fiddler on the Roof.  Participants will also work on choreography for two specific songs from the show.

The Chautauqua brochure and registration form can be downloaded here.

If you prefer to register online (Encore will send you an invoice),CLICK HERE to register for Chautauqua.

The public is invited to our evening programs on Monday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 28.  Margaret Flanagan, Soprano, will be featured in concert on Monday August 26 at 7:30pm.  On Wednesday evening Marsha Talley, Mystery Author, will be speaking about her writing process and her books, and Brady Ryan of Grand Circle Travel will present on the upcoming "Encore Singing at Sea" journey in May 2014 from Budapest to Prague along the Danube.  Join us if you're in the area!

Read about the 2012 Encore Institute at the Chautauqua Institution HERE.

St. Mary's 2008 Camp Report

 

Happy Campers!

 

 

01_StMarysCampEncore conducted our First Annual (by acclamation) Choral Camp at St. Mary's College of Maryland , June 17-21, 2008.  It was a busy five days for the campers!  They were barely checked in to their rooms before it was time for the first of eight scheduled choral rehearsals.

Campers were treated to a Southern Barbecue reception and dinner on Tuesday evening, followed by an excellent concert by the West Shore Piano Trio.

After breakfast Wednesday morning, the campers got the "juices flowing" with a lively movement class, conducted by Tiffany Haughn. Campers called the movement class, held each morning at 9:00, one of the highlights of the week.  In four sessions, they were introduced to a variety of dance forms, including ballet, modern, jazz, mambo and rumba (with a special demonstration by rumba-dancer extraordinaire, camper Pat Baker).

Despite the intense daytime schedule, campers still had energy for evening events that included Movie Night, a two-piano recital by Hyeweon Lee and Lina Morita, and a Polynesian Buffet followed by a River Concert Series performance by the Chesapeake Orchestra, featuring Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3, performed by Jon Nakamatsu.

All the week's hard work paid off with a rousing concert before on appreciative audience on Saturday afternoon.  At the end of the camp, there were lots of smiles and eager anticipation of next year!

View Camp Photo Albums - Three Parts

Click Here to View Part I

Click Here to View Part II

Click Here to View Part III