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  • Encore Holiday Concert Schedule - Join us! +

    Sure to get you in the holiday spirit! More than 100 singers will perform at Kenmore MS Theater in Arlington Read More
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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 Holiday Concert Schedule - Join us!

Sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

aaaadsc_0131-1More than 100 singers will perform at Kenmore MS Theater in Arlington


After fifteen weeks of intensive rehearsals, the 22 Encore Chorales around the country will be ready to take to the stage! With concerts scheduled throughout December 2015, there's bound to be a time or location convenient to you! All concerts are free and open to the public except those noted for residents only.

Click here to view all of the concert flyers available to download and share with friends and family.

To download the individual concert flyer, just click on the name of the Chorales Singing for the concert you wish to attend and the pdf concert flyer will come up. You can then download the flyer to your computer.

To get directions to any of the our public concert venues, click on the Location linked below and the venue website will come up with access to address and directions.

Mark your calendar now and join us for an afternoon or evening of holiday and seasonal delights!

Date Time Location Chorales Singing
Sunday, Dec 6 2pm Leonardtown Baptist Church, Leonardtown MD Southern Maryland and AACC Encore Chorales
Friday, Dec 11 7:30pm

United Christian Parish, Reston, VA

Encore Chorales of Reston, GMU Potomac Arts Academy and Lansdowne Woods
Saturday, Dec 12 3pm Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, VA Alexandria, Langston Brown and Goodwin House Encore Chorales
Saturday, Dec 12 7:30pm Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD Asbury Methodist Village Encore Chorale
Sunday, Dec 13 3:00pm Leisure World, Silver Spring, MD (for residents) Schweinhaut Encore Chorale
Tuesday, Dec 15 7:30pm Goodwin House Baileys, Falls Church, VA (for residents) Goodwin House and Langston Encore Chorales
Wednesday, Dec 16 1:00pm Asbury Solomons, Solomons, MD (for residents) Southern Maryland Encore Chorale
Wednesday, Dec 16 7:00pm Lansdowne Woods, Leesburg, VA Lansdowne Woods Encore Chorale
Thursday, Dec 17 7:30pm

Church of the Ephiphany, Washington, DC

Smithsonian AM and PM Encore Chorales
Friday, Dec 18 7:30pm Towson Presbyterian Church, Towson, MD Towson, AACC and Columbia Encore Chorales
Saturday, Dec 19 3:00pm Anne Arundel Comm College Pascal Center, Arnold, MD AACC, Southern MD and Towson Encore Chorales
Saturday, Dec 19 3:00pm Unitarian Universalist Church of Frederick Frederick and Asbury Methodist Village Encore Chorales
Sunday, Dec 20 3:00pm Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD WCM at Glen Echo, Schweinhaut, and Frederick Chorales 
Monday, Dec 21 1:00pm Schweinhaut Sr Center, Silver Spring MD Schweinhaut Encore Chorale
Wednesday Dec 23 6:00pm Kennedy Center Millennium Stage Select Members of All Encore Chorales

Affiliate Chorale Concerts


Dec 6

2:30pm St. Lukes UMC, 8817 S Broadway, Highlands Ranch, CO Highlands Ranch Encore Chorale

Dec 6

2:00pm Grace Lutheran Church, Shillington, PA Greater Reading Encore Chorale

Dec 14 and 18

7:00pm Laurel Lake Retirement Community - Community Room Laurel Lake Encore Chorale

Dec 15

3:00pm Laurel Lake Retirement Community - Community Room Laurel Lake Encore Chorale

Dec 15

7:00pm Holly Creek Village, 5500 East Peakview Ave., Centennial, CO Holly Creek Encore Chorale

Dec 18

7:00pm Newhall Church of the Nazarene, Santa Clarita, CA Santa Clarita Encore Chorale

Dec 18

7:30pm South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, UT Salt Lake City Encore Chorale



Sing with Encore in 2016!

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Encore Chorale is the largest choral singing program for older adults in the country - and we invite you to join us this Winter/Spring as we start 2016 with a song!

With 18 chorales in the Baltimore-Washington DC area, there is surely a chorale near you. Our fifteen Encore Chorale programs will rehearse for 15 weeks and present concerts in May. Encore will also offer three sessions of ENCORE ROCKS this Spring in Washington DC, Bethesda and Arnold MD. DC will run for 15 weeks starting in January with concert in May, Bethesda will be a 10-week session, and the Arnold site will be 2 session/week for 3 weeks in June (6 sessions).

Encore also has 7 affiliate chorales in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; Dubuque, IA Santa Clarita CA, Cherry Creek, CO and Highlands Ranch/Denver, CO. For more details regarding each of our chorales, look  under "Locations" on this web site. 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 in 2016!

Introducing Our Conductors and Chorale Masters

Conductors and Chorale Masters Fall 2015 webEncore is growing! We're adding 4 new chorales this Fall, bringing us up to 17 chorales in the Washington DC/Baltimore area. A meeting of our conductors and volunteer chorale masters was held on August 19 to share information and get to know one another better. We are extremely fortunate to have excellent conductors working with our singers, and tremendous and valued volunteers assisting them as chorale masters (CM). They are all ready for a busy and exciting Encore season ahead and we thank them for their dedication to musical excellence and the Encore mission!

Pictured here seated and front row are Conductor Robert Johnson, CM Arthur Karpas, CM David Lloyd, Conductor Jeanne Kelly, Conductor Allan Laino, Conductor Stephen Harouff, Conductor Jeffrey Dokken, CM Anne Ball, CM Mary Dodd, and CM Betty Sewell. In the second row, CM Dick Staley, CM Lee Lipsey, CM Sage Mumma, CM Judith Holdsworth, Conductor Deborah IntVeldt, CM Nancy Knauer, CM Andrea Wollock, CM Eileen Starkey, CM Mandy Whalen, Conductor David Lang, CM Esther Layton, Conductor David Allen, Conductor Krystal McCoy, CM Ellen Leddy, Board Vice-President Terri Sorota, and CM Jeanne Gardner. CM Janet Hansen is not pictured.

Registration open for Singing at Sea 2016 - French and Italian Riviera

Cinque TerreJoin fellow Encore singers and guests on a fabulous 15 day land and sea adventure exploring the French and Italian Rivieras and the islands of Corsica and Elba. Click here to download a copy of the trip brochure. 

We start in Cannes and spend three days exploring the city and surrounding area. Then we're off on a luxury cruise ship for 7 days visiting the islands as well as stops to explore Nice, Portofino, and the Cinque Terre. We'll end our cruise in Livorno and travel to Florence for three days of full immersion in the art and culture of Tuscany. Performances will be incorporated into the trip and will be announced closer to the depature date.

This trip is limited to 50 people due to the size of the ship. Please review the trip brochure and make your deposit now to ensure your spot on the trip. Call Grand Circle directly at 1-800-597-2452, select option 2. Mention the Encore Service Code G6-23919 when you call to select our trip. Reservations can be made with a deposit of $500 and discounts are available for those who pay in full well in advance of the trip date. At this time, reservations are restricted to current Encore singers and guest sharing their room. Given the limited number of single rooms, we will work with solo travelers to pair them up with other participants.

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. The Encore Federal EIN number is 30-0420278.

Giving Levels

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

Friend ($1 - $74)
              Supporter ($75-$149)              
Patron ($150-$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

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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 September, 2015, Encore has seventeen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, and six Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA; Salt Lake City, UT; Northeast Iowa School of Music, Dubuque, IA; Denver, CO; and Los Angeles, CA. With over 1,000 singers, we are the largest choral organization in the world!

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!