FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2018 Contact: Mary Spencer
New York, NY, January 24, 2018– Encore Creativity for Older Adults announces our Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS rock ‘n’ roll chorus will join the NYC Choral community. Singers will rehearse weekly under highly regarded conductor Justin Jalea. No auditions are required to join these programs.
Encore Chorale of NYC - Midtown opens Monday, March 19th at 1PM at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian at 7 West 55th Street. Encore ROCKS NYC - Lincoln Square, opens Wednesday, March 21st at 1PM at the New York Society for Ethical Culture at 2 West 64th Street. Information and registration at encorecreativity.org or call 301-261-5747. Rehearsals end in May with free public concert performances.
“Coming to New York City is the culmination of over ten years of Encore's expansion across the country. With multiple programs in Baltimore; Washington, DC; Chicago and Denver, to name a few, we look forward to bringing a new choral experience to older adults in New York." – Jeanne Kelly, Encore's Founder and Artistic Director
Encore was born of the Creativity and Aging Study at George Washington University, under Dr. Gene Cohen, that measured mental, physical, and social benefits for older adults who had the opportunity to sing under a professional conductor.
“……we saw that these singers took less medication, had fewer falls, had wonderful morale and suffered much less depression. I decided many older adults simply were not challenged enough.” - Jeanne Kelly, Founder & Artistic Director
Encore serves over 1,800 singers ages 55+ in eight states and the District of Columbia…and now, NYC!