Omni Bedford Musical Retreat

A Three-Day Musical Retreat at Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Come sing with us in beautiful Bedford, Pennsylvania!

Encore looks forward to visiting Omni Bedford Springs Resort for a weekend of joyful singing, delicious food and drink, and blossoming friendships.

You’ll enjoy spirited rehearsals and engaging voice and music skills workshops in preparation for a command performance on the property Saturday afternoon, and still have plenty of time to socialize with friends and family in beautiful Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Of course, spouses, partners, and guests are warmly welcomed!

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The 2200-acre Omni Bedford Springs Resort
Single Rate: $850 per person

Double Rate: $675 per person

Bus Transportation: $125.00 per person (non-refundable) w/ pick-up locations TBD.

*Single and Double rates include room, all meals, resort fees, taxes, parking, choral rehearsals, workshops, and performances.




Day 1: Friday, February 4

Morning: Depart for Bedford, Pennsylvania, arriving around noon.

Afternoon: Check in at Omni Bedford Springs Resort and then enjoy a two-hour rehearsal with Artistic Director Brian Isaac and Encore Conductor David Lang.

Late Afternoon/Early Evening: Explore historic Bedford, sit by the fabulous resort pool, get a massage, or take a nap - the time is yours!

Evening: Enjoy a delicious meal with your Encore friends and family.

Day 2: Saturday, February 5

Morning: Arise and sing! Rehearsals and voice/ music skills workshops begin at 10am and run through the early afternoon.

Afternoon: Enjoy a relaxing lunch before a late afternoon / early evening performance.

Late Afternoon/Early Evening: It’s time to show off what we’ve learned in a short performance on the property.

Evening: Enjoy another delicious meal with your Encore friends and family before free time to socialize (and sing!) together.

Day 3: Sunday, February 6

Morning: Enjoy breakfast together and some free time exploring historic Bedford before departing for Washington, DC. We’ll arrive back in Washington DC around 4pm.



Encore Travels the World

HavanaEncoreandcarDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, Encore's travel is suspended in 2020 and 2021.

In 2008, near the end of Encore's inaugural year, 25 Encore singers crossed the Atlantic on board the magnificent Queen Mary 2.  Every morning, they rehearsed their music and, on the final day of the voyage, performed a concert at high tea in the Queen's Room. Thus began a tradition. Every year since, Encore singers have traveled the world exploring and performing.  Encore singers have cruised the Caribbean, taken river cruises across Europe, including Austria, Belgium, The Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Slovakia, and Switzerland. Most recently, Encore traveler explored Spain and Portugal. 

Encore's travel highlights have included singing at the American Cemetery in Normandy; a concert in an awe-inspiring abey in Rouen, France; performances with the American Festival in Prague, the Melk Abbey, Vienna, and with the Bitburger Brewery Men's Choir, and riding in vintage cars in Havana, Cuba (photo), to name a few. 2019's trip to England included performances on the Queen Mary 2 and joint concerts with the Bath Male Choir and Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir.

While current membership in an Encore choral program is generally not required to travel with Encore, participants must have learned in advance the music to be performed in concerts.