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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.

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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!

“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”― George Orwell

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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!