Encore Creativity for Older Adults is thrilled to announce our Tenth Anniversary Encore Concert on May 13, 3pm at the historic and beautiful DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC. Encore will be presenting 600 Encore Chorale singers and 200 Encore ROCKS singers in a fabulous concert entitled “Let There Be Music” celebrating our huge success in ten short years. Founder Jeanne Kelly will be conducting as well as Jeff Dokken, Associate Artistic Director. Serving as Master of Ceremonies will be Jed Duvall, retired news correspondent, producer, editor, reporter and writer at networks including ABC News, CBS News and CNN.
The Encore Chorale repertoire includes Let There Be Music, A Cappella Overtures, There Is Sweet Music Here, Va Pensiero, Do Lord Remember Me, Porgy and Bess, Les Miserables, You Make Me Feel So Young and And So I Sing. Encore’s ROCKS rock n roll choruses will rock with Forever Doo-Wop including A teenager in Love, Sh-Boom, Book of Love, In the Still of the Nite, Save the Last Dance for Me, and Goodnight, Sweetheart.
ROCKS singers will also perform the Beatle’s hit All You Need is Love, Billy Joel’s The Longest Time and Rock, Roll and Remember – A Tribute to Dick Clark and the American Bandstand. Our Rockers were around when rock n roll started!!!!
Come and celebrate our choral success with this rousing concert. You don’t want to miss this grand afternoon and our spectacular singers.
Once again, Encore will have a very full concert schedule this spring, highlighted by our Tenth Anniversary Celebration Concert at DAR Constitution Hall on May 13, 2017. All of the nearly 1,000 Encore singers from 15 area Encore Chorales and 5 Encore ROCKS choruses will have the opportunity to perform at this concert. For details of Encore's complete concert schedule, click READ MORE below. To download any of the concert flyers please go to the 2017 Spring Concert Flyer page here.
All of Encore's concerts, unless otherwise indicated, are free and open to the public.
Read more: Encore's Spring 2017 Concert Schedule
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Encore will celebrate its Tenth Anniversary with its largest concert ever at DAR Constitution Hall. Nearly 800 singers will perform before an expected audience of over 3,000. The logistics of this event will be daunting. To help ensure everything goes flawlessly, Encore is providing singers with a detailed fact sheet - everything you need to know to make the most of this special day.
Please download, print, and review the detailed fact sheet provided below (click "Read More.") The concert details will also be discussed at upcoming Chorale and ROCKS rehearsals. Please come prepared with any questions you may have.
We hope you are as thrilled as we are to be a part of this unique event!
Read more: DAR Constitution Hall Singers' Information
Encore Founders Jeanne and Larry Kelly, the Encore Board of Directors, and Encore Conductors and Staff invite you to celebrate Encore’s 10th Anniversary at a Pre-Concert Party at the Mansion on O Street!
May 12th will be an evening of excitement and anticipation as we prepare for our DAR Constitution Hall Spectacular on May 13th!
When: Friday evening, May 12, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Where: Mansion on O Street, 2020 O Street NW, Washington, DC
Who: Singers, friends, family, lovers of Encore
Details: Dinner, dessert, music, and 2 hours of beer, wine and sodas included
Cash bar for mixed drinks and third hour of beer, wine and sodas
Self-guided mansion tours exploring 100 rooms and discovering 70 secret doors
Tickets: $100 per person. ($20 tax-deductible)
Travel: Valet parking - $20 per car; one block from Dupont Circle Metro
The mansion is handicapped accessible by elevator to the main gathering areas
Dress: The Mansion on O Street is an eclectic museum and hotel with a musical vibe! Dress to your own unique taste. Be a fashion statement, dress to the nines, wear your gown, your tux, your leather jacket, your feather boa or your tiara… or come as you are in a comfy ensemble! The sky is the limit!
You won’t want to miss this Party!
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE OR CALL ENCORE'S OFFICE AT 301-261-5747
Click here to read more about the Mansion on O Street
Read more: Join Us for Encore's 10th Anniversary Party!
The Rockers outdid themselves at their first spring concert on Sunday April 23rd. Watch the entire presentation and be impressed!
The Encore Board of Directors is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jeanne Kelly Founder's Fund named in honor of Encore's Founder and Artistic Director.
As Encore proudly embarks on its 10th Anniversary year of celebration, the Board believes that this is a perfect time to honor a woman who has dedicated over four decades of her life to the pursuit of excellence in the field of music as a performer, conductor, teacher and administrator. Her decade long passion for, and service to, singers over 55 is unparalleled, bringing to the spotlight the magic and power of older adult singers and their valuable contributions to our community.
The Jeanne Kelly Founder’s Fund will support two priorities that Jeanne holds most dear - ensuring conductor excellence and securing future growth and sustainability of the Encore Program, regionally and nationally. As Jeanne reflects on her lifetime of achievements during this 10th Anniversary year, it seems only fitting to recognize all that she has achieved in service to thousands of Encore singers who have been given a voice. An invitation to participate in this fund is being mailed to you soon. No gift is too large or too small. Your participation is what matters. Your gift will help new singers just like you discover Encore's program and experience the joy that singing can bring to their lives. Please make your gift to the Jeanne Kelly Founder’s Fund today!
Encore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions to Encore are tax-deductible.
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.
|10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor $10,000+
|Platinum Sponsor $5,000
|Gold Sponsor $2,500
|Silver Sponosr $1,000
|Bronze Sponsor $500
|Supporter $100 +
|Friend up to $100
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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