Encore is proud to have partnered with the Washington Conservatory of Music to bring Encore Chorale to beautiful Glen Echo Park. One of Encore's largest programs, the Chorale is co-conducted by Encore Founder and Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly and Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Dokken.
||Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Bethesda, MD
||1:00pm - 2:30pm
||January 25, 2018
||Jeanne Kelly and Jeffrey Dokken
||Larry Halloran and David Laroche
$185 registration fee (payable to Washington Conservatory) includes 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, concert performances
Current Semester registration closed.
Winter/Spring Semester registration opening soon
Jeanne Kelly is the Founder and Artistic Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an excellent, accessible, and sustainable artistic environment for older adults over 55 years of age, either beginning, intermediate or advanced levels, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist.
Jeanne Kelly’s career of over forty years has produced a unique blend of experience as a vocal performer, teacher, conductor and music administrator. She earned an undergraduate degree in voice performance and piano from the University of Findlay and a master’s degree in voice performance from the Peabody Conservatory.
Read more: Jeanne Kelly Co-conducts the Washington Conservatory Encore Chorale
Encore is privileged to have Jeffrey Dokken as a member of our distinguished faculty of choral conductors. He leads the Alexandria Encore Chorale and also conducts the new ENCORE ROCKS rock n roll choruses. Additionally, he shares conducting duties with Jeanne Kelly at the Glen Echo Chorale.
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 Co-conducts the Washington Conservatory Encore Chorale
The Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo and Schweinhaut Encore Chorales performed a concert under the direction of Jeanne Kelly at the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church on May 7, 2017.
The Encore Chorales of Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo and Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center performed a holiday concert at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center on December 18, 2016. Conductors were Jeanne Kelly and Jeffrey Dokken. Maribeth Gowen was the piano accompanist. Solo performers were Sharyn Byer, Flute / Piccolo and Ted Thayer, French Horn