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    Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults!  Encore is a non-profit organization that has brought joy to many Read More
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      ENCORE ROCKS is taking off! Join us this Fall at any of our 5 locations - including 3 new locations! 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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Save the Dates: Encore Summer Camps 2017

Save 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, 2016 - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Sunday, August 27, 2016 - Friday, September 1, 2017


2016 Encore Holiday Concert Schedule - Please Join Us!

Mark Your Calendar and Join Us for a Fantastic Encore Holiday Concert!


After fifteen weeks of intensive rehearsals, our Encore Chorales & ENCORE ROCKS groups will take to the stage in December and provide attendees with a diverse and exciting holiday concert experience!  Our large public concerts generally have 120+ singers on stage and a full house - so arrive early!  All concerts are free and open to the public except those noted. Come for a wonderful afternoon or evening of great music!

Date Time Location Chorales Singing Download
Saturday, Dec 3 3:00 pm Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts All ENCORE ROCKS & Anne Arundel Comm. College Chorale  

Saturday, Dec 3


Asbury Methodist, Gaithersburg Asbury Methodist & Frederick Encore Chorales  
Sunday, Dec 4 3:00pm Interfaith Chapel of Leisure World, Silver Spring, MD(open to the public) Schweinhaut Encore Chorale  
Friday, Dec 9 7:30pm United Christian Parish, Reston, VA Lansdowne, Potomac GMU & Reston Encore Chorales  
Saturday, Dec 10  3:00pm Patuxent Presbyterian Church, California, MD Anne Arundel Comm. College & Southern MD Encore Chorales  


Dec 10

7:30pm Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD
Columbia, Anne Arundel Community College & Towson Encore Chorales
Saturday, Dec 10  3:00 pm Washington Lee High School, Arlington, VA Langston Brown, Alexandria & Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads Encore Chorales & Potomac  
Sunday, Dec 11 3:00pm AACC Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Arnold MD Anne Arundel Community College & Southern Maryland Encore, Towson & Columbia Chorales  
Wednesday, Dec 14 7:00pm Lansdowne Woods, Lansdowne, VA

Lansdowne Woods Encore Chorale & Reston Encore Chorale


Wednesday, Dec 14 2:00pm Asbury Solomons, Solomons, MD

Southern MD Encore Chorale

Thursday, Dec 15 7:30pm Church of the Epiphany, Washington DC

Capital Encore Chorale

Friday, Dec 16 7:30pm Convergence, Alexandria, VA

Alexandria Encore Chorale & ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria

Friday, Dec 16 2:00pm Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads, Falls Church, VA (Residents Only)

Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads Encore Chorale

Saturday, Dec 17 3:00pm First Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington DC


Saturday, Dec 17 7:30pm Towson Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD

AACC, Columbia & Towson Encore Chorales

Saturday, Dec 17 3:00pm Unitarian Church of Frederick, Frederick, MD

Asbury Methodist & Frederick Encore Chorales

Sunday, Dec 18 3:00pm Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center

Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo & Schweinhaut Encore Chorales

Monday, Dec 19 1:00pm Schweinhaut Senior Center, Silver Spring, MD

Schweinhaut Encore Chorale

Thursday, Dec 22 6:00pm The Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Washington DC

Combined Encore Chorales & ENCORE ROCKS

 All are welcome

Musical Retreat at Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

 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.



Rock on with Encore!

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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!

9th Annual Encore Chorale Institute at Chautauqua Institution



Our ninth annual Encore Chorale Institute at Chautauqua Institution was an enormous success.  80 truly wonderful singers challenged themselves with four  hours of rehearsals daily under conductors Jeanne Kelly and Jeff Dokken.  They also enjoyed high energy and low impact movement classes with Mitzi Likar and Peg Barrett, vocal technique classes with the conductors and sight singing classes with Maryibeth Gowen. The singers met new friends from around the country and  ate copious amounts of excellent food at the Athenaeum Hotel. Excellent evening concerts included the duo of Maribeth Gowen, piano and David Lonkevich, flute,  and Jeff Dokken, tenor. Wine time on the lovely porch overlooking Chautauqua Lake was a real treat.  The final party featuring the Barbara Jean Jazz kept the singers dancing until the band quit!  What a grand six days for our Encore singers!!!!!


Our grand finale Encore Chorale concert was well attended by local Chautauqua residents.  The repertoire included A Cappella Overtures arranged by Andy Beck, Oh! Susanna  by Stephen Foster, I Bought Me A Cat adapted by Aaron Copland, There is Sweet Music, Until I Found the LordIn The Swing, and And So I Sing!

What a fabulous concert to end a fabulous week!  







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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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!

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As of April 2016, Encore has seventeen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, and eight 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 two in the Chicago area. Coming in June, a third Chorale will begin in Chicago, and Encore's third ENCORE ROCKS Chorus will open near Annapolis, MD. 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!