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Southern Maryland Encore Chorale

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Sing with the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale in Solomons,MD! Conductor Joey Hoopengardner continues to achieve new heights of excellence with the Chorale and is always looking for new singers over the age of 55. Come join the fun! Rehearsals are at Asbury Solomons Retirement Community - residence at Asbury Solomons is not required.

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Chorale Location
Asbury Solomons Retirement Community, Solomons, MD
Rehearsal Day Wednesday
Rehearsal Time 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Semester Begins January 17, 2018
Conductor Joey Hoopengardner
Chorale Master Dick Staley and Nancy Briggs
Registration Information

$175 registration fee includes 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, concert performances

CLICK HERE for Winter/Spring 2018 Semester registration


Joey Hoopengardner Conducts the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale

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Joey Hoopengardner is the conductor for the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale. Joey taught choral music in the St. Mary’s County Public Schools for 33 years. He has been the guest conductor and adjudicator for various elite honors choirs and choral festivals across the state of Maryland. Early in his career, as a founding member of the Hollywood Harmoneers, Joey recorded six studio albums and traveled the Eastern seaboard performing with his gospel band. He served as the musical director at Lexington Park United Methodist Church for over 20 years. Joey directed the St. Maries Musica choral group for seven years. He is currently the musical director and conductor of the live orchestra for St. Mary’s County’s Summer Stock Theatre, having held that position for 18 years. During those years he has  directed a variety of shows including Les Miserables, Hairspray, Crazy For You, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, and in the summer of 2017 – Oklahoma.. He also currently serves as the musical director at Community With A Cause, a church designed to minister to special needs individuals and their caregivers. Joey earned a BS in Music Education from the University of Maryland and has done graduate work at Towson University and George Washington University. Joey resides in Hollywood, MD with his wife Pauline.



VIDEO: Maryland Encore Chorales at AACC May 20, 2017

The Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College, Columbia and Towson Encore Chorales performed a concert at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, AACC, Arnold, MD on May 20, 2017. Encore's Founder and Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly conducted. Stephen Harrouff, Conductor of the Columbia and Towson Encore Chorales, was the accompanist.