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Winter-Spring 2018 Semester Begins Soon
It's Time to Register
trozzo 170513 0076-1It's time to sign up for Encore's Winter-Spring 2018 Semester!  Our numbers continue to grow, with over 1,100 singers in the 21 Encore Chorales and Encore ROCKS choruses in the DC/MD/VA area.  Encore singers had a spectacular year, celebrating Encore's Tenth Anniversary, highlighted be a May 2017 concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Over 750 singers took to the stage at DAR for a memorable performance.  Spread the word to friends and neighbors and invite them to join us! Tuition includes 15 weekly rehearsals, expert instruction under the direction of professional conductors, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performances at the end of the semester. Rehearsals begin the week of January 8th - specific start dates for each program are listed below. Click on the name of the program in the table below (click on "Read More") for more information on the specific program.  Sing on!




Chorale Name Conductor Rehearses Start Date
Anne Arundel Community College Encore Chorale Jeanne Kelly Monday - 2-3:30pm Monday, January 8th
Asbury Methodist Village Encore Chorale Deb Int Veldt Wednesday - 1:30-3pm Wednesday, January 17th
Alexandria Encore Chorale Jeff Dokken Monday - 10:30-12noon Monday, January 8th
Capital Encore Chorale Jeanne Kelly Wednesday - 10-11:30pm Wednesday, January 17th
Columbia Encore Chorale Stephen Harouff Monday - 10:30-12noon Monday, January 22nd
Encore Chorale of Frederick Deborah Int Veldt Thursday - 10:30-12noon Thursday, January 18th
Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park Encore Chorale Jeanne Kelly/                  Jeff Dokken Thursday - 1-2:30pm Thursday, January 25th
Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads Encore Chorale Brian Gendron/               Jeff Dokken Friday - 1-2:30pm Friday, January 19th
Langston Brown Encore Chorale Jeanne Kelly/                  Brian Gendron Tuesday - 1:45-3:15pm Tuesday, January 16th
Lansdowne Woods Encore Chorale Evanne Browne
Wednesday - 2-3:30pm Wednesday, January 17th
 Fairfax Encore Chorale (formerly Potomac) Jeanne Kelly Tuesday - 11-12:30pm Tuesday, January 16th
Encore Chorale of Reston David Lang Tuesday - 2:30-4pm Tuesday, January 16th
Schweinhaut Encore Chorale Jeanne Kelly/                   Giselle Becker Monday - 10:30-12noon Monday, January 8th
Southern Maryland Encore Chorale Joey Hoopengardner Wednesday - 1-2:30pm Wednesday, January 17th
Towson Encore Chorale Stephen Harouff Thursday - 2-3:30pm Thursday, January 18th
Encore ROCKS Glen Echo Jeff Dokken Wednesday - 1:30-3pm Wednesday, January 24th
Encore ROCKS Annapolis Jeff Dokken Tuesdsay - 10:30 - 12noon Tuesday, January 16th
Encore ROCKS DC Jeff Dokken Thursday - 7-8:30pm Thursday, January 18th
Encore ROCKS Fairfax (formerly Reston) David Lang Friday - 10:30am- Noon Friday, January 19th
Encore ROCKS Alexandria Jeff Dokken Wednesday - 11:00-12:30pm Wednesday, January 17th
 Encore ROCKS Towson Doug Byerly Monday - 1:00-2:30pm  Monday, January 8th

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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!

"It's a mere moment in a man's life between an All-Star Game and an Old-timers' Game." ~Vin Scully

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As of September 2017, 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 six Encore Chorales and two Encore ROCKS 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!