The Goodwin House Encore Chorale was established in 2001 as one of the original Creativity Study "Senior Singers Chorales." Participation in this Chorale is limited to Goodwin House Residents. Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads Encore Chorale is privileged to have two of Encore's most distinguished conductors, Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Dokken, and Brian Gendron.
|Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, 3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church, VA
||1:00pm - 2:30pm
||January 19, 2018
||Jeffrey Dokken and Brian Gendron, Co-conductors
|There is no cost to participate in this program. Please contact Mandy Whalen onsite at Goodwin House to register in advance of the first rehearsal, or just come to the first rehearsal and join at that time. We welcome new singers!
Encore is privileged to have Jeffrey Dokken as a member of our distinguished faculty of choral conductors. As Encore's Associate Artistic Diector, he leads the Alexandria Encore Chorale and also conducts the new ENCORE ROCKS rock n roll choruses. Additionally, he shares conducting duties with Brian Gendron at the Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads Encore 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 Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads Encore Chorale
Encore is pleased to welcome Brian Gendron to our distinguished faculty of choral conductors. Brian serves as Artistic Director of Alexandria Choral Society. Since he joined the organization in 2009, the choir has shared the stage with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Holst’s The Planets, and the world premiere of Kim Allen Kluge’s River Poem. They have presented Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Schicksalslied, Haydn’s The Creation, Pärt’s Berliner Messe, and Vivaldi’s Gloria, and have led Handel’s Messiah at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Pro Coro Alexandria, a chamber choir founded in 2012 as the organization’s outreach ensemble, premiered Truman Harris and David Teie’s …again and ever again with Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. They have also collaborated with Virginia Chamber Orchestra and performed at the National Gallery of Art.
Read more: Brian Gendron Co-conducts the Baileys Crossroads Encore Chorale
The Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, Alexandria, Langston Brown Community Center and Potomac Academy of George Mason University Encore Chorales performed a concert at The Falls Church, Falls Church, VA on May 19, 2017. Encore's Founder and Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly conducted, along with Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Dokken. David Lang, Conductor of the Encore Chorale of Reston, was the accompanist.
The Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, Alexandria, Langston Brown Community Center and Fairfax Encore Chorales performed a concert at The Falls Church, Falls Church, VA on May 19, 2017. Encore's Founder and Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly conducted, along with Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Dokken. David Lang, Conductor of the Encore Chorale of Reston, was the accompanist.
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Read more: PHOTOS: Virginia Encore Chorales at Falls Church, May 19, 2017
The Virginia Encore Chorales of Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, Langston Brown, Potomac Academy, and Alexandria performed a Holiday Concert at Washington Lee High School, Arlington, VA on December 10, 2016. Conducting was Jeanne Kelly, accompanied by Maribeth Gowen. Also performing were Nan Raphael, Flute; William Douglas, Clarinet; and Ted Thayer, French Horn.