Summer Fun with Encore

Chautauqua Colorful Women1Unlike many choral organizations, Encore doesn't take the summer off.  Every year, Encore offers five- or six-day Summer Institutes, or "Summer Sleep-Away Camps," as the singers like to call them.  The days are consumed by morning exercise or yoga classes, choral rehearsals, sight reading classes, and vocal technique workshops, just to name a few of the activities.  In the evening, Encore brings in a variety of musical performers, from classical, to American Song Book, World Music and more.  This is also a great opportunity for singers to socialize and get to know each other.

Encore has been returning annually to Chautauqua Institution, NY for eleven years, and for the past several years to Washington College in beautiful Chestertown, MD.  In 2018, Encore offered its first-ever Rock & Roll Camp in historic Annapolis, MD.  Participation in Encore's summer programs is not restricted to current Encore singers.  Anyone over the age of 55 with a desire to participate is welcome to attend.

See below for photo and video highlights of the Summer of '18.

Encore Choral Institute Chautauqua, NY August 26-31, 2018

Camp Photos and Video of Final Concert Performance of the 2018 Encore Summer Choral Institute at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, August 31, 2018, conducted by Jeanne Kelly, Jeffrey Dokken and Stephen Harouff.