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    Registration is now open for Encore Chorale’s Summer Choral Institutes offering “singing summer camp” for older adults at Washington College Read More
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Tenth Anniversary Concert May 13th!

Tenth AnniveraryEncore Creativity for Older Adults is thrilled to announce our Tenth Anniversary Encore Concert on May 13, 3pm at the historic and beautiful DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC.   Encore will be presenting 600 Encore Chorale singers and 200 Encore ROCKS singers in a fabulous concert entitled  “Let There Be Music” celebrating our huge success in ten short years.  Founder Jeanne Kelly will be conducting as well as Jeff Dokken, Associate Artistic Director.  Serving as Master of Ceremonies will be Jed Duvall, retired news correspondent, producer, editor, reporter and writer at networks including ABC News, CBS News and CNN. 

The Encore Chorale repertoire includes  Let There Be Music, A Cappella Overtures, There Is Sweet Music Here, Va Pensiero, Do Lord Remember Me, Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables, You Make Me Feel So Young and And So I Sing.  Encore’s ROCKS rock n roll choruses will rock with Forever Doo-Wop including  A teenager in Love, Sh-Boom, Book of Love, In the Still of the Nite, Save the Last Dance for Me, and Goodnight, Sweetheart.

ROCKS singers will also perform  the Beatle’s hit  All You Need is Love,  Billy Joel’s The Longest Time and Rock, Roll and Remember – A Tribute to Dick Clark and the American Bandstand.  Our Rockers were around when rock n roll started!!!!

This concert is free but tickets must be reserved by calling the Encore office at 301-261-5747  or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come and celebrate our choral success with this rousing concert.  You don’t want to miss this grand afternoon and our spectacular singers.

Encore's Spring 2017 Concert Schedule


Once again, Encore will have a very full concert schedule this spring, highlighted by our Tenth Anniversary Celebration Concert at DAR Constitution Hall on May 13, 2017. All of the nearly 1,000 Encore singers from 15 area Encore Chorales and 5 Encore ROCKS choruses will have the opportunity to perform at this concert.  For details of Encore's complete concert schedule, click READ MORE below.  To download any of the concert flyers please go to the 2017 Spring Concert Flyer page here.

All of Encore's concerts, unless otherwise indicated, are free and open to the public.


Read more: Encore's Spring 2017 Concert Schedule

DAR Constitution Hall Singers' Information

DAROn Saturday, May 13, 2017, Encore will celebrate its Tenth Anniversary with its largest concert ever at DAR Constitution Hall. Nearly 800 singers will perform before an expected audience of over 3,000.  The logistics of this event will be daunting. To help ensure everything goes flawlessly, Encore is providing singers with a detailed fact sheet - everything you need to know to make the most of this special day. 

Please download, print, and review the detailed fact sheet provided below (click "Read More.")  The concert details will also be discussed at upcoming Chorale and ROCKS rehearsals. Please come prepared with any questions you may have. 

We hope you are as thrilled as we are to be a part of this unique event!


Read more: DAR Constitution Hall Singers' Information

Join Us for Encore's 10th Anniversary Party!

3a1ebc19f99ebf996cc2f7e8457942a5Encore Founders Jeanne and Larry Kelly, the Encore Board of Directors, and Encore Conductors and Staff invite you to celebrate Encore’s 10th Anniversary at a Pre-Concert Party at the Mansion on O Street!

May 12th will be an evening of excitement and anticipation as we prepare for our DAR Constitution Hall Spectacular on May 13th!

When: Friday evening, May 12, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm

Where: Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street NW, Washington, DC

Who: Singers, friends, family, lovers of Encore

Details: Dinner, dessert, music, and 2 hours of beer, wine and sodas included

Cash bar for mixed drinks and third hour of beer, wine and sodas

Self-guided mansion tours exploring 100 rooms and discovering 70 secret doors

Tickets: $100 per person. ($20 tax-deductible)

Travel: Valet parking - $20 per car; one block from Dupont Circle Metro2191553930 10ce721db1

The mansion is handicapped accessible by elevator to the main gathering areas

Dress: The Mansion on O Street is an eclectic museum and hotel with a musical vibe! Dress to your own unique taste. Be a fashion statement, dress to the nines, wear your gown, your tux, your leather jacket, your feather boa or your tiara… or come as you are in a comfy ensemble! The sky is the limit!

You won’t want to miss this Party!


Click here to read more about the Mansion on O Street


Read more: Join Us for Encore's 10th Anniversary Party!

Jeanne Kelly Fund Established

The Encore Board of Directors is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jeanne Kelly Founder's Fund named in honor of Encore's Founder and Artistic Director.

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As Encore proudly embarks on its 10th Anniversary year of celebration, the Board believes that this is a perfect time to honor a woman who has dedicated over four decades of her life to the pursuit of excellence in the field of music as a performer, conductor, teacher and administrator. Her decade long passion for, and service to, singers over 55 is unparalleled, bringing to the spotlight the magic and power of older adult singers and their valuable contributions to our community.

The Jeanne Kelly Founder’s Fund will support two priorities that Jeanne holds most dear - ensuring conductor excellence and securing future growth and sustainability of the Encore Program, regionally and nationally. As Jeanne reflects on her lifetime of achievements during this 10th Anniversary year, it seems only fitting to recognize all that she has achieved in service to thousands of Encore singers who have been given a voice. An invitation to participate in this fund is being mailed to you soon. No gift is too large or too small. Your participation is what matters. Your gift will help new singers just like you discover Encore's program and experience the joy that singing can bring to their lives. Please make your gift to the Jeanne Kelly Founder’s Fund today!

Encore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions to Encore are tax-deductible.

Register Now for Summer Choral Institutes!

KEL 1524-1Registration is now open for Encore Chorale’s Summer Choral Institutes offering “singing summer camp” for older adults at Washington College in Chestertown, MD, June 25-29, 2017 and at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua NY, August 27 - September 1, 2017.   The institutes, now in their 10th year, will attract adult students from all over the country, at all levels of vocal experience, for an exciting week of intensive choral music study.

Participant program fees include all classes, materials, on-site accommodations, daily fitness classes and meals. Both Institutes offer evening performances by local and national artists. Commuter students are welcome and fees adjusted accordingly. Non-participating spouses or guests are also welcome and their fees include shared accommodations with the singer, and meals with the program participants. The week concludes with a performance by the singers for family, friends and the community. Camp participants do not need to be current Encore singers and there are no auditions. 

Read more: Register Now for Summer Choral Institutes!

10th Anniversary $5,000 Matching Challenge



The opportunity to sing on the stage of DAR Constitution Hall is really something special. While we are offering this DAR concert experience at no cost to our singers and their family and friends, the concert does have some significant costs including the hall rental, Union worker's salaries required for stage crew and ushers, professional videographers, special concert programs, and more. But, we have exciting news! One very special donor has stepped up to offer $5,000 to help cover some of the costs of our 10th Anniversary Celebrations. WOW! There is only one catch...Encore receives the gift when we raise another $5,000 from other donors. When you make a gift to support Encore’s 10th Anniversary events, the value of your gift will be doubled! Every dollar counts! To help us meet the challenge, please click the button below to make a donation.

Encore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions to Encore are tax-deductible.

AARP is 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor





Encore is thrilled to announce AARP as a 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor. This sponsorship will support our anniversary year celebrations and provide 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 will contribute 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

Contribute to Encore!

Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults! 

aKEL 0956-1Encore is a 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 via PayPal (click the "Donate" button below) or send your check to:

Encore Creativity for Older Adults

5419 Deale Churchton Road #102

Churchton, MD 20733


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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!

“..Thirty's the end of being young, forty is where you stop fooling yourself.”― Stephen King, The Bachman Books

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As of September 2016, Encore has fifteen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, as well as five new Encore ROCKS locations. Additionally, Encore continues to expand across the nation, with Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA; Northeast Iowa School of Music, Dubuque, IA; Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO; Santa Clarita, CA; and six in the Chicago area. With over 1,200 singers, 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!