If you love to sing, love Rock and Roll, and want to have a great time with like-minded singers, you'll love the new ENCORE ROCKS Reston, a Rock n Roll Chorus! Repertoire selections include music you loved growing up - and maybe a few things your kids loved, too! ENCORE ROCKS Reston rehearses Thursdays at 6:30pm at St. Anne's Episcopal Church located at 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston, VA.
The fee is $175 and will include 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction under the direction of David Allen, who also conducts the Lansdowne Woods Encore Chorale and serves as Music Director at St. Anne's, 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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David Allen, conductor of the new ENCORE ROCKS Reston was born and raised in Manchester, England.
As a professional musician he found his way to London where he spent many years as a music director, composer and conductor. He conducted the BBC Radio Orchestra and later entered the world of music theatre. David has conducted at many "West End" theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and The Prince of Wales, Leicester Square. He has been the music director for many European tours including "West Side Story", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Hair", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Oklahoma!".
David is currently the music director at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Reston VA. He also teaches piano and voice. He is married to Susan, whom he met in New York when he cast her in the role of Laurie in "Oklahoma!" They have three very musical children.
The Rockers outdid themselves at their first spring concert on Sunday April 23rd at the Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC. The Reston Rockers were out in force, joining the Rockers from Alexandria, Annapolis, DC and Glen Echo. 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 at First Congregational UCC.