Sing with Encore at the Famed Chautauqua Institution

Encore Returns to the Chautauqua Institution for Our 11th Annual Summer Choral Institute August 26—August 31 , 2018.

CH-Picture2Whether you have sung your entire life or have not sung for quite a few years—whatever your level of experience is— you will love Encore Chorale “Summer Camp.” The conductors are patient, knowledgeable and entertaining. In six days they will mold the group into a polished choral ensemble, ready to perform!

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with dynamic conductors Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Artistic Director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults; Jeffrey Dokken, Associate Artistic Director; and conductor, Stephen Harouff.

Each day will begin with breakfast to energize us for a morning that will include movement class, followed by a full choral rehearsal. After lunch there will be an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, including guided tours of the Institution’s grounds. Once back to work, there will be vocal technique classes and sectionals, as well as another full rehearsal. Singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances.

Together, Kelly, Dokken and Harouff will offer challenging music from the oratorio repertoire, in addition to spirituals, Broadway favorites, American Songbook and more.

Each evening, we will enjoy a relaxing dinner in the beautiful Athenaeum Hotel dining room, followed by evening recitals and programs from artists of local and national reputation, to give participants a flavor of the “in-season” Chautauqua experience.

The program will conclude Friday afternoon when we perform a choral concert for friends, family, and the local community in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. This is always a wonderful finale!

Your registration fee includes lodging, all meals, all educational programs, sheet music and rehearsal CD, opening night reception, evening entertainment, and polo shirt. The local commuter fee includes all programs, music and CD, polo shirt, lunch each day, and the opening and closing night dinners.                      

Singers will stay at the Athenaeum Hotel. The Hotel sits grandly on a tree-shaded hill overlooking the lovely and picturesque Chautauqua Lake. All activities will be on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution. Shuttle transportation on the grounds is provided.

Registration deadline July 1, 2018

All Inclusive Package - $1450 single occupancy or $1255 double occupancy

Non-singing Spouse or Guest - $850 includes double room with singer, meals & activities

Commuter Rate - $635 includes all rehearsals, daily lunch, opening and closing dinner & activities

Bus - $160 for round-trip bus transportation from DC area to Chautauqua, NY (Optional)

Registration fee due in full by July 1, 2018

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation before July 15, 2018 – full refund minus $50 materials fee.
  • Cancellation after July 15, 2018 through August 16, 2018 for any reason – Registrants will receive a 50% refund minus $50 materials fee. Commuter campers will receive a full refund minus $200 cancellation fee and $50 materials fee.
  • Cancellation after August 16th – no refund






Check Payable to Encore Creativity
5419 Deale Churchton Rd
Suite 102
Churchton, MD 20733