92 Encore singers had a grand time at the Encore Choral Institute at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland this week! The days were filled with choral rehearsals, classes and fun. The singers saing their final concert performance on Friday afternoon, July 22nd in the Gibson Center for the Performing Arts. View a video of the performance below.
View photos of the week and final concert here.
Encore is the largest choral singing program for older adults in the country - and we invite you to join us this Fall as we prepare for exciting holiday concert performances.
With 20 chorales in the Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC area, there is surely a chorale near you. Our fifteen Encore Chorale programs will rehearse for 15 weeks and present choral concerts in December featuring classical and traditional holiday and seasonal music. The ENCORE ROCKS program will be offered at five locations - in Washington DC, Bethesda, Annapolis, Reston and Alexandria - also for 15 weeks with concerts in December.
Encore also has affiliated chorales across the country and their locations and program details are available on the "Locations" tab on the website.
Encore provides artistic excellence, physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialize with people who love music. Give us a try!
Click READ MORE to See the full listing of all chorales, registration links, schedule and locations.
Read more: Sing with Encore This Fall!
For the 9th year in a row, Encore is offering two five-day Choral Institutes this summer. Whether you have sung your entire life, or have not sung for quite a few years—whatever your level of experience is — you will love these fun and educational “choral camps.” The instructors are patient, knowledgeable and entertaining. In five days they will mold the group into a polished choral ensemble, ready to perform! New this year, a rehearsal CD will be provided to all participants in advance of the program to help you prepare. The first, at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland is underway and will conclude on Friday, August 22nd (see details in article above). Next up, Chautuauqua!
Encore returns to the famed Chautauqua Institution in NY from August 28 - September 2, 2016. Participants stay at the historic Athenaeum Hotel overlooking beautiful Chautauqua Lake. All meals are included for those staying at the hotel. The adjusted fee for singers who live locally includes lunch each day at the Hotel as well as the first night and last night dinners. Click here to download the program brochure and registration form with details and pricing information. If paying by check, please download the form and submit with your check by mail. If paying by credit card, please register online here.
Although the music is different for each choral institute, the daily schedule of activities is pretty similar. Click here to view the tentative schedule for the choral institute at Chautauqua. Entertainment is arranged each evening and the Chautauqua community is also invited to attend.
Due to the popularity of bus transportation from the Washington DC area to Chautauqua in 2015, Encore will offer round-trip bus service again this year as an optional add-on to registration. You may indicate your interest on your registration form and pay by check, or you may pay by credit card online here. Bus payment is non-refundable and due at the time of registration. Encore does reserve the option of cancelling the bus if signups do not cover the bus costs by June 1, and, if so, refunds will be provided.
The cancellation policy for the summer programs can be viewed here.
join us this summer for a wonderful week...or two... of song!
ENCORE ROCKS is taking off! Join us this Fall at any of our 5 locations - including 3 new locations!
NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria - Convergence in Alexandria - Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30pm
NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Annapolis - Maryland Hall for Performing Arts in Annapolis, MD - Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00pm
ENCORE ROCKS DC - at First Congregational UCC in Washington, DC - Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm
ENCORE ROCKS Glen Echo - at Glen Echo Park in Bethesda, MD - Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00pm
NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Reston - St. Anne's Episcopal Church - Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm
Registration for the Alexandria, DC, and Reston locations is open now - click here for the registration links - and Annapolis and Glen Echo will open over the Summer. Join us and rock out!
Our Encore Chorale singers truly wowed their audiences with their spring concerts. Everyone loved performing and hearing the marvelous repertoire. The singers sang with energy, excellent choral blend, great diction and they looked truly engaged. It was a fabulous way to end 15 weeks of very very hard work!
AND...our new ENCORE ROCKS choruses in DC and Glen Echo really rolled with two well-attended concerts!
Concert photos and videos are on the GALLERY page of the web site (more still to come). Have fun viewing!!
Jonathan Miller, known to DC area Encore Chorales as the composer of Jingle Bells Hallelujah Chorus, is spearheading a drive to open several Encore Chorales in the Chicago area. The first two began rehearsals in April, with another to follow in June, and yet another in September. More are in the works. Details here.
Jonathan is known for bringing his infectious enthusiasm and love for choral singing to professional and volunteer choruses alike. He continues to delight Chicago-area audiences as artistic director of Chicago a cappella, which he founded in 1993. His conducting credits include the church choir at Unity Temple in Oak Park and Heritage Chorale, as well as years of studio work and guest appearances at clinics and festivals. Well known for his expertise in Jewish choral music, he served Congregation Rodfei Zedek as high-holiday choir director for 12 years and now serves there as high-holiday cantor; he has been on faculty at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and Scholar-in-Residence at Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park.
Read more: Encore Comes to Chicago!
Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults!
Encore is a non-profit organization that has brought joy to many in the Baltimore-Washington area and across the nation. With your help, we can:
- Strengthen our existing programs and maintain low fees
- Fund the staff and professional conductors needed to sustain programs
- Continue to provide program scholarships
- Provide FREE community concerts at the conclusion of each season in high visibility and quality venues
You TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference. There are many ways to make a donation to Encore - direct cash/credit, IRA Charitable Rollover, Stock, and more. Please review the information below to determine the method for you.
Thank you for helping bring professionally directed arts programs to our older adults. The Encore Federal EIN number is 30-0420278.
Please consider the following levels of support. Note that gifts are cumulative annually for each level of support.
|Sustainer ($500 - $999)
|Patron ($150 - $499)
|Supporter ($75 - $149)
|Friend ($1 - $74)
You may contribute online via PayPal (click the "Donate" button below) or send your check to:
Encore Creativity for Older Adults
5419 Deale Churchton Road #102
Churchton, MD 20733
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