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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


The Mansion on O Street and the O Street Museum are conveniently located in historic Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. With 100 rooms and 70 secret doors, it is one of the most unique properties in the world! Featured on The Travel Channel’s Mega Mansions and in the National Geographic Traveler and named one of the top five historic venues to explore – in the world by, you will love spending an evening exploring this magnificent mansion. The hotel is noted for eccentric interior styling which includes maze-like passages, hidden doors, secret passages, and rooms in which all furnishings and fixtures are for sale. The museum includes art, sculpture, music, memorabilia and written manuscripts in the collection. The museum hosts concerts, book signing talks, film screenings and tours throughout the year.

The interior design of the Mansion on O Street became noted for unique and eccentric styling of various architectural, artistic and design periods. The unique decor has been chronicled in books including Four Blind Mice by James Patterson. All the furnishings, fixtures and decorative items within the rooms can be purchased. The hotel has developed a reputation for privacy, exclusivity and a high-profile clientelethat includes authors, artists, musicians Ambassadors, Presidents, and civil rights heroine Rosa Parks.

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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 paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone.”― Andy Rooney

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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!