If you love to sing, love Rock and Roll, and want to have a great time with like-minded singers, you'll love Encore ROCKS Glen Echo, a Rock n Roll Chorus! The Winter/Spring selections will include music you loved growing up - and maybe a few things your kids loved, too! ENCORE ROCKS Glen Echo rehearses Wednesdays at 1:30pm at Glen Echo Park in Bethesda MD in the Ballroom Annex. The street address is 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20812.
The fee is $185 and will include 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction under the direction of Encore's youthful and enthusiastic director Jeffrey Dokken, sheet music, a rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performance for friends, family and the community at the end of the 15 week session.
All music will be three and four part harmony, challenging and educating singers of all abilities and skill levels. There are no auditions, singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances if they wish, and you do not need to be able to read music to participate.
Plan to join us in September 2017 when we begin our next semester or check our Spring 2017 concert schedule, highlighted by a performance at DAR Constitution Hall on May 13th.
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Encore is privileged to have Jeffrey Dokken as a member of our distinguished faculty of choral conductors, serving as Associate Artistic Director with responsibility for the ENCORE ROCKS Program. He conducts the ENCORE ROCKS rock n roll choruses at Annapolis, Alexandria, DC and Glen Echo. Additionally, he leads the Alexandria Encore Chorale and shares conducting duties with Jeanne Kelly at the Glen Echo Chorale and Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads.
Maestro Dokken is one of today’s most exciting and vibrant conductors, composers, and musicians. Over the past decade, Jeff has performed all across the United States, and in some of America’s greatest venues including the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. In October, 2011, Jeff traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador to sit on an elite three member international adjudication panel for the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra, the national orchestra of Ecuador. The past two years, Mr. Dokken has had the distinct pleasure of getting to conduct in the the White House in Washington D.C. as a part of "Holidays at the White House."
Read more: Jeffrey Dokken Leads ENCORE ROCKS Glen Echo
The Rockers outdid themselves at their first spring concert on Sunday April 23rd at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC. The Glen Echo Rockers were out in force, joining the Rockers from Alexandria, Annapolis, DC and Reston.. Watch the entire presentation and be impressed!
The Encore ROCKS choruses of Alexandria, Annapolis, DC, Glen Echo and Reston performed one of two spring concerts at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC on May 23, 2017. Encore Associate Artistic Director Jeffery Dokken Conducted. Also featured was the Encore ROCKS Band: Ken Hall, Guitar; Raice McLeod, Drums; and John Starr, Bass and Wind Synthesizer. Raleigh Romine narrated "Rock Roll and Remember," a tribute to Dick Clark and American Bandstand.
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Read more: PHOTOS: Encore ROCKS Concert in Washington, DC April 23, 2017
Members of the five Encore ROCKS choruses rocked DC on December 17, 2016 when they performed under the direction of Jeffery Dokken and David Allen and First Congregational UCC.