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Lansdowne Woods of Virginia

Join the nearly 1,000 older adult singers who meet weekly around the MD/DC/VA area to explore their voices and learn challenging and fun choral repertoire. The Lansdowne Woods Encore Chorale is directed by Encore's Founder and Artistic Director, Jeanne Kelly. If you have sung sometime in your life and want to return to singing, have sung your entire life, or have never sung in an organized chorus before, join the Encore Chorale at Landsdowne Woods, Virginia.  Non-Lansdowne Woods residents are welcome, but registration in advance is required to ensure gate access.

The class is instructive as well as enjoyable. Learn proper breathing techniques and how to improve your speaking and singing voice as Conductor Jeanne Kelly guides singers through weekly rehearsals in four-part singing. He is assisted by Chorale Masters Nancy Knauer and Eileen Starkey.

There are currently 15 Encore Chorales and 5 ENCORE ROCKS choruses in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and 11 affiliates in PA, OH, UT, CA, IL, CO and IA.





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Encore Chorale

No auditions required

Chorale rehearses Wednesdays 1:30-3:00pm.

Fall session starts Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Tuition: $175.00 for 15 weeks.  Fee includes 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performances for friends, family and the community at the end of the session.

If you live outside of Lansdowne Woods, you are welcome to participate but pre-registration is required in advance of the first rehearsal so that gate access can be arranged.

Location: Jefferson Room, Lansdown Woods

REGISTER HERE and pay by credit card or Paypal.
Non-residents may also pay by check via mail to Encore (must be received before the first rehearsal, so your name can be added to the Lansdowne access list).  Lansdowne Woods residents may opt to pay by check at the first rehearsal.




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