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  • Encore Chorale Spring 2013 Schedule

    adsc_0890All Encore Chorales perform
    concerts in high visibility locations.
    Calling anyone who has not sung for years or those who have sung their entire life! Encore Chorale is pleased to announce our winter/spring season, starting the week of January 7th, 2013. Singers will learn about vocal technique and then rehearse music including Aaron Copland's Zions Wall, Simple Gifts and Ching-a-Ring-a Ring.   A lovely and spirited Stephen Foster collection of Camptown Races, Gentle Annie, I Dream of Jeanie and Oh, Susanna will be rehearsed as well as two gorgeous songs of hope and peace - Dream With Me and Someday is Today. Everyone will love learning George and Ira Gershwin's "Who Could Ask For Anything More" including the tunes of Love is Here to Stay, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, 'S Wonderful, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Embraceable You and I Got Rhythm. Rehearsal CDs are available to help you learn your part. Free community concerts, where various Encore Chorales join forces, are planned for the first week of May.
    Encore is the nation's largest choral program for older adults with thirteen Encore Chorales in the DC/VA/MD area, serving over 620 singers, ages 55+. Encore stands for artistic excellence, physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialize with people who love music. Encore would love to have you sing with us. Give us a try!

    Encore Chorales are open to all who love to rehearse and perform four part choral music.  Many of Encore's existing singers throughout the Washington/Baltimore area have sung their entire life or are coming back to what they love…..singing!  Singers rehearse weekly for fifteen weeks and then perform free community concerts in high profile venues such as the Kennedy Center (annual holiday concert) and the Montgomery Arts Center.  Music for the spring will be in preparation for the Spring concerts - detailed schedule to be announced.  Most of the Chorales are under the direction of Encore's Executive Director, Jeanne Kelly.  The Asbury~Solomons Chorale is directed by Krystal Rickard McCoy; Springfield is under the direction of Robert Rudolph; Asbury Methodist Village will be conducted by Bob Johnson; and the Leisure World of Virginia, Landsdowne, VA will be conducted by Peter H. Waggoner.

    Encore Spring Schedule Details
    (15 week semester unless otherwise indicated)
    Day/Start  Program Tuition Time  Location 
    Monday
    January 7
    Chorale $140 10:30-12:00 Schweinhaut Senior Center,Silver Spring,MD
    Monday
    January 7

    Chorale Click here for more information
    or call
    410-777-2325.
    2:00-3:30 Anne Arundel
    Community College,
    Arnold, MD
    Tuesday
    January 8
    Chorale  $140 11:00-
    12:30
    Potomac Academy/
    The Woodlands,
    Fairfax, VA
    Tuesday
    January 8
    Chorale $145 2:00-3:30 Langston BrownSenior Center,
    Arlington, VA
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale 10:30-12:00   
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale $140 1:30-3:00 Messiah UMC,
    Springfield, VA
    Wednesday January 9 Chorale $140
    Open to All Southern Maryland Adults
    1:00-2:30
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale $100
    Reduced Rate!
    Thanks to
    MetLife Grant
      
    1:30-3:00 Asbury Methodist Village Retirement Community
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale $100
    Reduced Rate!
    Thanks to
    MetLife Grant

    ResidentsOnly
    2:30-4:00 Leisure World,
    Lansdowne, VA
    Thursday
    January 10
    Chorale  $130 for Members

    $150 for
    Non-members
    10:30-12:00 Myerberg Senior Center,Baltimore, MD
    Thursday
    January 10

    Chorale $150
    +
    $12 park fee
    1:30-3:00
    Friday
    January 11
    Chorale ResidentsOnly 10:30-Noon Goodwin House
    Alexandria, VA
    Friday
    January 11

    Chorale ResidentsOnly 1:00-2:30 Goodwin House
    Baileys Crossroads, VA
    Tuesday
    January 8
    Chorale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    3:00-4:15 Laurel Lake,
    Hudson, OH
    Thursday
    January 17
    Chorale  $75 10:00-11:30  Greater Reading, PA 

    Monday
    January 28

    Chorale   2:00-
    3:30
    Salt Lake Encore Chorale
    Please contact Encore at 301-261-5747
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Wednesday Morning Musings

    JK_Boat_042509I sit in my living room every morning, looking out on the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay, dreaming of the day that Larry and I will be cruising down the bay into the open ocean and heading south to the islands.   Yes, that is how we want to begin retirement.  I know it is fall when I see the fishing fleet leave their slips at 7am instead of 6am.  It is pitch black at 6am, so they leave later.   And about 6:30, I see the sailing yachts motoring out the channel heading south.  They are the very lucky ones heading for the islands.  I can only dream right now.

     

    I know when I am too darn busy and consumed with my work.   I was in the shower yesterday and my brain went into a crazy spin thinking about the spring repertoire, the summer Institutes at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Chautauqua and choosing their repertoire.   I honestly could not remember if I had washed.  I knew I did my hair, but the rest of me??????  Now that is just plain nuts.

     

    I've been  asking the Chorales about potential interest in taking a France river cruise May 2013 and the response was overwhelming:  YES!  So I am starting to make inquiries.   We would do three concerts in beautiful old churches or halls.  Sounds spectacular to me!  Stay tuned.  But until then, we have lots going on stateside...

  • Encore Announces Partnership

    family_nursing_care_logoFamily & Nursing Care, Inc., the area's leading and most highly regarded resource for private duty home care, has partnered with Encore to support our Encore Chorale program. Through the partnership, Family & Nursing Care will support programs for more than 200 Maryland Encore Chorale singers to practice and present at concerts throughout the Washington, DC area. Family & Nursing Care has partnered with Encore to sponsor upcoming Spring 2012 Maryland Chorale Concerts. This partnership will allow for increased access to artistic opportunities for older adults.

    “Our decision to sponsor Encore Chorale’s programs was an easy one,” said Neal Kursban, President of Family & Nursing Care. “Encore Chorale enables older adults to have an active and quality life, which is what Family & Nursing care strives to do every day with the clients we serve. Encore and Family & Nursing Care are clearly aligned in our goals for excellence and accessibility.”

     

  • Encore Chorale Spring 2013 Schedule

    adsc_0890All Encore Chorales perform
    concerts in high visibility locations.

    Calling anyone who has not sung for years or those who have sung their entire life! Encore Chorale is pleased to announce our winter/spring season, starting the week of January 7th, 2013. Singers will learn about vocal technique and then rehearse music including Aaron Copland's Zions Wall, Simple Gifts and Ching-a-Ring-a Ring.   A lovely and spirited Stephen Foster collection of Camptown Races, Gentle Annie, I Dream of Jeanie and Oh, Susanna will be rehearsed as well as two gorgeous songs of hope and peace - Dream With Me and Someday is Today. Everyone will love learning George and Ira Gershwin's "Who Could Ask For Anything More" including the tunes of Love is Here to Stay, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, 'S Wonderful, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Embraceable You and I Got Rhythm. Rehearsal CDs are available to help you learn your part. Free community concerts, where various Encore Chorales join forces, are planned for the first week of May.
    Encore is the nation's largest choral program for older adults with thirteen Encore Chorales in the DC/VA/MD area, serving over 620 singers, ages 55+. Encore stands for artistic excellence, physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialize with people who love music. Encore would love to have you sing with us. Give us a try!

    Encore Chorales are open to all who love to rehearse and perform four part choral music.  Many of Encore's existing singers throughout the Washington/Baltimore area have sung their entire life or are coming back to what they love…..singing!  Singers rehearse weekly for fifteen weeks and then perform free community concerts in high profile venues such as the Kennedy Center (annual holiday concert) and the Montgomery Arts Center.  Music for the spring will be in preparation for the Spring concerts - detailed schedule to be announced.  Most of the Chorales are under the direction of Encore's Executive Director, Jeanne Kelly.  The Asbury~Solomons Chorale is directed by Krystal Rickard McCoy; Springfield is under the direction of Robert Rudolph; Asbury Methodist Village will be conducted by Bob Johnson; and the Leisure World of Virginia, Landsdowne, VA will be conducted by Peter Waggoner.

    Encore Spring Schedule Details
    (15 week semester unless otherwise indicated)
    Day/Start  Program Tuition Time  Location 
    Monday
    January 7
    Chorale $140 10:30-12:00 Schweinhaut Senior Center,Silver Spring,MD
    Monday
    January 7

    Chorale Click here for more information
    or call
    410-777-2325.
    2:00-3:30 Anne Arundel
    Community College,
    Arnold, MD
    Tuesday
    January 8
    Chorale  $140 11:00-
    12:30
    Potomac Academy/
    The Woodlands,
    Fairfax, VA
    Tuesday
    January 8
    Chorale $145 2:00-3:30 Langston BrownSenior Center,
    Arlington, VA
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale 10:30-12:00   
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale $140 1:30-3:00 Messiah UMC,
    Springfield, VA
    Wednesday January 9 Chorale $140
    Open to All Southern Maryland Adults
    1:00-2:30
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale $100
    Reduced Rate!
    Thanks to
    MetLife Grant
      
    1:30-3:00 Asbury Methodist Village Retirement Community
    Wednesday
    January 9

    Chorale $100
    Reduced Rate!
    Thanks to
    MetLife Grant

    ResidentsOnly
    2:30-4:00 Leisure World,
    Lansdowne, VA
    Thursday
    January 10
    Chorale  $130 for Members

    $150 for
    Non-members
    10:30-12:00 Myerberg Senior Center,Baltimore, MD
    Thursday
    January 10

    Chorale $150
    +
    $12 park fee
    1:30-3:00
    Friday
    January 11
    Chorale ResidentsOnly 10:30-Noon Goodwin House
    Alexandria, VA
    Friday
    January 11

    Chorale ResidentsOnly 1:00-2:30 Goodwin House
    Baileys Crossroads, VA
    Tuesday
    January 8
    Chorale This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 3:00-4:15 Laurel Lake,
    Hudson, OH
    Thursday
    January 17
    Chorale  $75 10:00-11:30  Greater Reading, PA 

    Monday
    January 28

    Chorale   2:00-
    3:30
    Salt Lake Encore Chorale
    Please contact Encore at 301-261-5747
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Winter-Spring Schedule Includes New Programs

    In addition to the existing eleven DC/MD/VA area chorales, Encore Creativity for Older Adults is pleased to introduce two new programs, dance, and theatre, for older adults 55+ at Asbury Solomons, Solomons, Maryland.  Encore is the nation’s largest and fastest growing choral program for older adults. Now we are expanding our array of programs with professional instructors, well established in their respective artistic fields.

    encorechorale3Encore Chorales are open to all who love to rehearse and perform four part choral music.  Many of Encore's existing 500 Encore Chorale singers throughout the Washington/Baltimore area have sung their entire life or are coming back to what they love…..singing!  Singers rehearse weekly for fifteen weeks and then perform free community concerts in high profile venues such as the Kennedy Center and National Presbyterian Church.  Music for the spring will include Gilbert and Sullivan, Broadway, Americana and operetta.  Most of the Chorales are under the direction of Encore's Executive Director, Jeanne Kelly.  The Asbury Solomons Chorale is directed by Krystal Rickard McCoy; Springfield is directed by Robert Rudolph.

    encore_dance_logo_pngAt Asbury Solomons, Encore offer a creative, dynamic movement class especially for people who like to dance, of all levels age 55 and over. If you took ballet as a child, if you’ve never danced a step in your life, if you think you have not two but three left feet, or if you’ve been dancing all your life, come join us for 90 minutes of fun-exploring movement, embodying your stories, creating dance.   Shula Strassfeld, known throughout the country for her innovative modern dance teaching, will be the instructor.

    encore_theatre_logoMichelle Freire will bring innovative theatre for older adults to Asbury Solomons.   “Anyone Can Act” is for those who have always thought they have a flair for the dramatic!  This class invites you to explore the fundamentals of the craft of acting.  In a playful, non-competitive  environment, students will engage in exercises to explore concepts such as focus, trust, observation, vocal production, and physicality and use their skills to create characters.  The class will culminate in a presentation of short scenes or monologues.  No experience necessary and line memorization is optional.

    “Doing the Improv-Able”  is an improvisation class, or acting without a script. It’s lots of fun but isn’t as simple as just “making it up as you go along.”  Comedy improvisation (such as what you see on TV shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway” requires attention to detail so that people, places, and situations you create are believable and hilarious. The class will culminate in a presentation of your own comedy improv show.   No experience necessary and memorization is not required.

    Encore Winter-Spring  Schedule Details (15 week semester unless otherwise indicated)

    Day/Start
    Program Tuition
    Time
    Location
    Thursday
    Jan 12
    Chorale
    Contact
    Myerberg
    10:30-12:00
    Friday
    Jan 13
    Chorale
    Residents
    Only
    10:30-12:00
    Friday
    Jan 13
    Chorale
    Residents
    Only
    1:00-2:30
    Tuesday
    Jan 17
    Theatre -
    Anyone
    Can Act
    $150/10
    Weeks
    1:00-2:30
    Tuesday
    Jan 17
    Theatre -
    Improv
    $150/10
    Weeks
    3:00-4:30
    Tuesday
    Jan 17
    Chorale $140 11:00-12:30
    Tuesday
    Jan 17
    Chorale $140 2:00-3:30
    Tuesday
    Jan 17
    Chorale
    Contact
    Laurel Lake
    3:00-4:15 Laurel Lake, Hudson, OH
    Wednesday
    Jan 18
    Chorale
    Contact
    Smithsonian
    10:30-Noon
    Wednesday
    Jan 18
    Chorale $140 1:30-3:00
    Thursday
    Jan 19
    Dance/
    Movement
    $140/10
    Weeks
    9:00-10:30
    Thursday
    Jan 19
    Chorale $140 11:00-12:30
    Thursday
    Jan 19
    Chorale $160 1:30-3:00
    Monday
    Jan 23
    Chorale
    $140
    10:30-Noon
    Monday
    Jan 23
    Chorale
    Contact
    AACC
    2:00-3:30

    Please contact Encore at 301-261-5747  Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.