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  • Encore ROCKS Coming to NYC! Join our newest ROCKS Chorus - or Encore Chorale . Coming to NYC in March 2018
  • Sing with Encore! 21 Programs in MD/DC/VA
  • Contribute to Encore! Encore is a 501(c)(3) NonProfit Organization


  • Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour +

    7- Day Tour of Montreal, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Laval & Montmorency Falls.  Encore will perform three large concerts!   Read More
  • Save the Dates: Encore Summer Institutes +

    Encore Announces our 2018 “Summer Camps” for singers 55+! Join us for a wonderful week of song with singers from Read More
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Encore Featured in New York Times

NYT PhotoThe New York Times online edition published an article about Encore, Singing Their Way Through Retirement, on February 25, 2018.  It appeared in the print edition on March 4th.  READ IT HERE.

Encore's New York City Chorale and ROCKS open in less than two weeks. Sign up now!

NYC, Here We Come - Next Week!

Justin Jalea-WEBEncore is now a part of it – New York, New York. Encore’s first NON-AUDITONED New York choral programs will open in Manhattan in March 2018. The Encore Chorale of NYC - Midtown will be at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, a most prestigious location near Central Park and Rockefeller Center. Encore ROCKS NYC - Lincoln Square, Encore's Rock & Roll Chorus, will be located at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, right off Central Park.

Conducting both programs will be Justin Jalea, a highly qualified musician and conductor who is excited to be bringing Encore to New York. Justin has founded, and been artistic director of, several vocal ensembles in Canada and the U.S. Read more about Justin.

As the nation’s largest and fastest growing choral organization for adults over the age of 55, Encore is pleased to be continuing our growth in New York. We anticipate future program additions in and around The Big Apple.


Save the Dates: Encore Summer Institutes

Encore Announces our 2018 “Summer Camps” for singers 55+!

Join us for a wonderful week of song with singers from around the country!

Campers stay on-site at beautiful venues while they rehearse,work on vocal technique and sight reading, and then conclude the weekwith a performance on stage for family, friends and the community. 

Washington College

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Chestertown, Maryland
June 24–June 28, 2018


Chautauqua Institution

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Chautauqua, New York
August 26– August 31, 2018


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                   Encore ROCKS Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer Experience                      

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St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD

August 6–August 10, 2018


This program is  a rock & roll focused camp and totally unique from any other Encore Summer Institutes. The week will include screenings of rock documentaries, sessions about the history and culture of rock, and of course, diving deep into the melodies, harmonies and rhythms of the rock repertoire during fun and intensive daily rehearsals and a rockin’ finale concert!

Introducing the Encore Shoppe

Encore-Merchandise-WebPurchase all of your favorite Encore Merchandise through our new online store.

Featuring Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS embroidered long-sleeve and short-sleeve polo shirts, music bags, umbrellas, hats, visors, and water bottles.

New this season – Embroidered fleece jackets and sweatshirts for Chorale and ROCKS singers.


Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour

7- Day Tour of Montreal, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Laval & Montmorency Falls. 

Encore will perform three large concerts!



Encore is excited to announce our new Canadian Concert Tour offered in partnership with Classical Movements, a very well-regarded company who plans choral and orchestra tours for major organizations including National Symphony, major university choral programs and auditioned choirs. In short,  Classical Movements loves what we are all about and they have put together a splendid Eastern Canadian trip for May 2018. Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS will be performing 3 large concerts on our concert tour!! The tour is scheduled to depart on May 29, 2018 and runs through June 4, 2018.

Read more: Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour

Contribute to Encore!

Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults! 

trozzo 170513 1083-1Donate ButtonEncore is a 501(c)(3) 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 visibility and quality venues

You TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference. There are many ways to make a donation to Encore - direct cash/credit, IRA Charitable Rollover, Stock, and more. Please review the information below to determine the method for you.

Thank you for helping bring professionally directed arts programs to our older adults. The Encore Federal EIN number is 30-0420278.


Please consider the following levels of support. Note that gifts are cumulative annually for each level of support.


Giving Levels

10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor $10,000+
Platinum Sponsor $5,000
Gold Sponsor $2,500
Silver Sponosr $1,000
Bronze Sponsor $500
Patron $250
Supporter $100 +
Friend up to $100


You may contribute online using the donation form HERE or the Jeane Kelly Fund donation form HERE.

Click READ MORE to learn about the Jeanne Kelly Founder's Fund, New IRS rules re IRA rollovers, and more giving options.

Read more: Contribute to Encore!

AARP is 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor





Encore is thrilled to announce AARP as a 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor. This sponsorship is supporting our anniversary year celebrations and provided resources for us to offer a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity on the stage of DAR Constitution Hall on May 13, 2017!  We are so grateful for this partnership for many reasons.  AARP’s financial support contributes to our annual operating costs, tuition scholarships, professional conductor fees, equipment costs, and staffing. Most importantly, this sponsorship ensures that Encore will continue to provide free concerts to the community.  ARRP advocates new discoveries and new possibilities at any age -- in perfect sync with Encore's mission to provide an excellent and artistic environment to older adults. Thank you to AARP and to all of our singers and friends of Encore for your continued support.


AARP shared this article about our exciting new partnership.

Read more: AARP is 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor

Encore Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors WelcomeThroughout 2017, Encore will celebrate 10 successful years!  We are thrilled to provide a program that continues to inspire creativity and joy.  Over the past 10 years Encore has grown – now serving 10 counties in Maryland, Virginia and DC, with just over 1000 singers each year!  Our free concerts bring in an average of 4,000 audience members in December and May and we continue to hear from our national affiliates about their success. 

We thank our currents sponsors who have decided to support Encore. If you'd like to know more about these sponsors, click on their links below.

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

Kure Pain Management


Ginger Cove

OBXtek, Inc

Silver Sponsor

Maryland Capital Advisors

Bronze Sponsor

Chautauqua Institution

Foxes Music


Read more: Encore Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities


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MD Cap Advisors



About Encore

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Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

All Encore programs are conducted by professional artists who will know how to get the most from their members. So come join the excitement, either as a beginner or at an advanced level. This is an excellent way to learn how to develop or improve your musical abilities, meet new friends, and look forward to an exciting performance schedule.

You’re never too old to try something new—and have the time of your life!

"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don't care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." Ann Landers

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As of March 2018, Encore has fifteen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, as well as six Encore ROCKS locations. Additionally, Encore continues to expand across the nation, with Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA;  Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO; Santa Clarita, CA; and seven Encore Chorales and two Encore ROCKS in the Chicago area. New York City has become part of the Encore Experience with a new Chorale and ROCKS Chorus opening in Manhattan in mid-March, With nearly 2,000 singers participating in our programs, we believe we are the largest choral organization in the U.S.!

If you have sung sometime in your life, want to return to singing, or have never sung outside the shower, join our other music enthusiasts for weekly instructional class/rehearsals with our seasoned and professional conductors.

The Chorale classes, designed for adults 55 years and above, are educational as well as enjoyable. Participants learn proper breathing techniques and how to improve their voice through correct tone production as their conductor guides them through weekly rehearsals in three- and four-part singing. The season concludes with combined performances with other Chorales as well as local concerts at most Chorale locations.

Be a part of a true harmonic convergence-if you can talk, you can sing!