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    ENCORE ROCKS is taking off! Join us in January at any of our 5 locations. ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria - Convergence in Read More
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    Encore is the largest choral singing program for older adults in the country - and we invite you to join us Read More
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You're Invited to Sing with Encore!

Tenth AnniveraryEncore is the largest choral singing program for older adults in the country - and we invite you to join us in January 2017 as we begin to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary. Registration for the spring semester is now open. Click here for the registration links and more details.

With 20 programs 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 May featuring music of a variety of genres. 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 May. All singers will participate in our Tenth Anniversary Concert at Washington, DC's DAR Constitution Hall on May 13, 2017..  

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.

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Rock on with Encore!

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ENCORE ROCKS is taking off! Join us in January at any of our 5 locations.

ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria - Convergence in Alexandria - Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30pm

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 more details - and Annapolis and Glen Echo will open soon.

Click "Read More" to see the Winter/Spring 2017 repertoire for ENCORE ROCKS.

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A Fantastic Encore Holiday Concert Season!

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After fifteen weeks of intensive rehearsals, our Encore Chorales & ENCORE ROCKS groups had wonderful concerts this season. The venues had full audiences and they loved the repertoire. 

We're working diligently to get all the photos and videos of the concerts posted here. Encore's resources did not permit recording of all concerts, but most  Please see the grid below for links to the concerts that were photographed or video recorded.  Take a look and share them with friends and family. Individual photos may be downloaded.

 

CLICK "READ MORE" TO SEE LINKS TO VIDEOS AND PHOTOS

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Save the Dates: Encore Summer Camps 2017

KEL 1524-1Save the dates for our annual summer choral institute camps of 2017! Registration information and camp details will be posted after the first of the year.

 

 

 

Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017

 

Musical Retreat at Omni Homestead Resort

 Encore offers a three day musical retreat at the gorgeous and historic

Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia   Feb. 24 to 26, 2017.

 

Many of you have asked for a three day retreat and we are delivering! The Homestead Resort will be celebrating their 250th anniversary and Encore will be celebrating our 10th anniversary!!!!  So let’s celebrate and sing!

Beautiful rooms, scrumptious food, fun and challenging Encore rehearsals and classes, and wonderful friends. Jeff Dokken and Jeanne Kelly will conduct.

We invite singers from Encore Chorale and ENCORE ROCKS to join us.

  •  Single rate approximate: $755. Including room, board, resort fees, taxes, and choral program
  • Double Rate approximate:   $1,115.  Including room, board, resort fees, taxes and choral program

Please note that a double rate includes either one couple or two friends sharing a room with two beds.

Bus transportation will be offered at approximately $110.00 and is non-refundable.

Non-singers invited.

 

Please reserve by September 15.

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Singing in Spain (and Portugal)!

Spain-Portugal-FlagsEncore presents our next exciting adventure -  Spain and Portugal in depth!  Come join us next May 25th. Visit the fabulous cities of Madrid, Granada, Torremolinos, Seville and Lisbon. And we will sing two concerts along the way!   Let us hear from you by September 30.  Grand Circle is saving the entire trip just for Encore.  Call the Encore office at 301-261-5747 for more details.

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Contribute to Encore!

Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults! 

aKEL 0956-1Encore 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.

 

Giving Levels

10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor $10,000+
Platinum Sponsor $5,000
Gold Sponsor $2,500
Silver Sponosr $1,000
Bronze Sponsor $500
Patron $250
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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Spring Encore Chorale Tracks

We have heard from some of you about the issue of the Les Miserable track on the rehearsal CD. Because of the number of musical pieces we are performing this semester and the space limit of the CD, decisions were made about what to include on the rehearsal CD and what to omit to make sure that all the most important tracks fit onto one CD. Jeanne made sure that the “Dominate Voice” track for Les Mis was included and the “balanced voice” soundtrack was not included intentionally. The decision was made to give the singers what they most needed to be prepared. We may be able to send a link to the “balanced voice” track for anyone who needs it but Jeanne feels sure that the dominate voice track is really all the singer needs.

Soprano - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gosqmp05ehlufws/AABlRP0RkAOGm22ffb0UlaQga?dl=0

Alto - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u8ztohly6rd4vf1/AACuC_7riYZJifSFY9JTuwhma?dl=0

Tenor - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3jetgszzugwjncg/AAAjcA_rS7r4kzrMEeXaO5-Ga?dl=0

Bass - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2sn8cceoleo9h39/AAD0QVBnvLLGnj2NVVrhLVbJa?dl=0

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About Encore

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Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

All Encore programs are conducted by professional artists who will know how to get the most from their members. So come join the excitement, either as a beginner or at an advanced level. This is an excellent way to learn how to develop or improve your musical abilities, meet new friends, and look forward to an exciting performance schedule.

You’re never too old to try something new—and have the time of your life!

“As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you'd always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to diem it's also the positive that you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it.”― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

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As of September 2016, Encore has fifteen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, as well as five new Encore ROCKS locations. Additionally, Encore continues to expand across the nation, with Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA; Northeast Iowa School of Music, Dubuque, IA; Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO; Santa Clarita, CA; and six in the Chicago area. With over 1,200 singers, we believe we are the largest choral organization in the U.S.!

If you have sung sometime in your life, want to return to singing, or have never sung outside the shower, join our other music enthusiasts for weekly instructional class/rehearsals with our seasoned and professional conductors.

The Chorale classes, designed for adults 55 years and above, are educational as well as enjoyable. Participants learn proper breathing techniques and how to improve their voice through correct tone production as their conductor guides them through weekly rehearsals in three- and four-part singing. The season concludes with combined performances with other Chorales as well as local concerts at most Chorale locations.

Be a part of a true harmonic convergence-if you can talk, you can sing!

 

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