• Spring Concert Schedule
  • Cruise the Rhine & Mosel with Encore!
  • Cuba!


  • Sing in Cuba! January 2015! +

    Travel with Encore to Cuba in January 2015!  We will center our journey around three Cuban cities: the bustling capital Read More
  • Summertime is Camp Time! +

    For the seventh year in a row, Encore will be offering two five-day Choral Institutes this summer. Whether you have Read More
  • Encore Spring 2014 Concerts - Join us! +

    Mark Your Calendar for These Musical Events! Virginia Chorales will be at Washington-Lee High School   After fifteen weeks of Read More
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Summertime is Camp Time!

For the seventh year in a row, Encore will be 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 action packed days they will mold the group into a polished choral ensemble, ready to perform!

aaadsc 0209-1Our Maryland Choral Institute moves this year to the beautiful campus of Washington College in historic Chestertown, Maryland. The camp will be June 15th through the 19th. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with dynamic conductors Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Executive Director of Encore, and Krystal Rickard McCoy, conductor of the Southern Maryland Encore Chorale and St. Marie’s Musica. The repertoire for the week will include classical selections, Broadway favorites, American Songbook and more.

Registration is now open through May 15th.  You may register as a boarder or commuter. Download a detailed brochure and registration form here. You may also register and pay online here.

01-chautauqua class of 2013 webEncore returns to the famed Chautauqua Institution August 24th - 29th. Co-conductors will be Jeanne Kelly and Jeffrey Dokken, Encore conductor, music director of the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia and Chorale, and musical director and composer-in-residence for Kaiser Permanente. Jeff also conducts the Alexandria and Leisure World Encore Chorales.

Registration deadline is July 30, 2014. Detailed brochure and registration form may be downloaded hereRegister and pay online here

Encore Spring 2014 Concerts - Join us!

Mark Your Calendar for These Musical Events!

aaaadsc_0131-1Virginia Chorales will be at Washington-Lee High School


After fifteen weeks of intensive rehearsals, the seventeen MD/DC/VA/OH/PA/UT/FL Encore Chorales will be ready to take to the stage! With concerts scheduled in April and May, there's bound to be a time or location convenient to you! All concerts are free and open to the public except those noted. Come for a great afternoon or evening of great music!

Date Time Location Chorales Singing
Sunday, April 27 3:00 pm F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville, MD Asbury Methodist Village, Glen Echo and Schweinhaut chorales performing
Saturday, May 3 3:00pm Alsace Lutheran Church, Kutztown Road, Reading, PA Greater Reading Encore Chorale
Tuesday, May 6 7:30pm Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads (for residents only) Goodwin Houses and Langston Brown chorales performing
Wednesday May 7 7:00 pm Leisure World of Virginia (for residents only) Leisure World Chorale
Friday, May 9 7:30pm Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC Smithsonian Encore Chorale
Tuesday, May 13 7:30 pm Goodwin House Alexandria (for residents only) Goodwin Houses and Langston Brown Encore Chorales
Wednesday May 14 2:00 pm Asbury Solomons Community (for residents only)
Southern Maryland Encore Chorale
Friday May 16  7:00 pm Middleham & St. Peter's Episcopal Parish Hall, Lusby MD Southern Maryland Encore Chorale
Saturday May 17 2:00 pm Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, VA All Northern Virginia Chorales
Saturday May 17 7:30 pm Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

AACC, Myerberg, and Southern Maryland Chorales


Saturday May 17 7:00pm All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City Encore Chorale

Monday May 19 7:30 pm  Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Owings Mills, MD Anne Arundel CC, Myerberg and Southern Maryland Chorales
Saturday May 24 7:00 pm Asbury Methodist Village,
Rosborough Theatre,  
409 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg, MD

Asbury Methodist Village Encore Chorale


Cruise the Rhine and Mosel Rivers with Encore

"Romance of the Rhine and Mosel" - River Cruise with Encore

reichsburg castleJoin Encore Chorale on a wonderful 15-day journey along the Rhine and Mosel Rivers in May 2015 aboard a Grand Circle river cruise ship.  The trip begins in Basel Switzerland and includes stops in France, Germany, The Netherlands, and ends in Antwerp Belgium.  Click here to download a complete itinerary along with fees, booking information, and ship information.

We would love to fill the ship with singers and their guests - please join us!  There will be performance opportunities scheduled as part of our trip.  We will perform music learned as part of the Spring 2014 Encore season.  However, you do not need to be singing with Encore year-round to come on the trip.  We will send you the sheet music in advance of the trip, along with a rehearsal CD for your part, so you can practice at home.  Singers are welcome to bring non-singing guests or spouses. 

PLease call the Encore office if you have any questions about the trip.  Or call Grand Circle directly if your questions pertain to the itinerary or booking.  The Grand Circle phone number is 1-800-597-2452, option 2.  The Encore code when booking is GS-23919.  The Encore office number is 301-261-5747.

Sing in Cuba! January 2015!

Cuba PhotoTravel with Encore to Cuba in January 2015!  We will center our journey around three Cuban cities: the bustling capital of Havana (5 nights), including both 3 nights in the historic Old Town and 2 nights in the vibrant, downtown Vedado neighborhood; the harbor town of Cienfuegos (2 nights), center of Cuba’s sugar, coffee, and tobacco trades; and the colonial gem of Trinidad (3 nights), where cobbled streets, pastel-colored houses, and elegant plazas evoke Cuba’s glory days.

Throughout our journey, we will focus on meaningful cultural exchange (including performing concerts!) with the people of Cuba—who you’ll find to be warm, welcoming, and eager to interact with Americans. It’s a rare, authentic view of daily life in Cuba today.

As Americans, the mystique surrounding Cuba has been ingrained in our psyche for decades. Now, we finally have a chance to break down the cultural barriers between Cuba and the U.S.—at a pivotal moment in history for the people of Cuba, who are in the midst of major government reforms. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has granted a license to the Grand Circle Foundation to offer People-to-People exchange programs to Cuba. As Encore has established an excellent relationship with Grand Circle, this opportunity has been extended to us.  We anticipate two trips, the first departing on January 11, 2015 and a second departure date yet to be determined, but also early in 2015. 

These trips will be limited to 18 people and are expected to sell out quickly.  Please note, due to the limited number and our commitment to sing concerts while we are there, you MUST be a singer to go. Download a flier with more details HERE.

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 visibiblity and quality venues

You TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference. Thank you for helping bring professionally directed arts programs to our older adults.

Giving Levels

Please consider the following levels of support. Note that gifts are cumulative annually for each level of support.

Friend ($1 - $99)
              Supporter ($100 - $199)              
Patron ($200 - $499)
Sustainer ($500 - $999)
Sponsor ($1000+)

You may contribute online via PayPal (click the "Donate" button below) or send your check to:

Encore Creativity for Older Adults

6208 West Shore Drive

Tracys Landing, MD 20779



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About Encore


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!






Now with fourteen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, and four Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Sarasota, FL we are 800 singers strong!

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 rehearsal with professional conductors.

The Chorale classes, designed for adults 55 years and above, are instructive 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!