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  • Rock on in Towson! Join our newest ROCKS Chorus
  • Sing with Encore! 21 Programs in MD/DC/VA
  • Spend the Holidays with Encore! Fourteen Baltimore/Washington Area Concerts, plus Affiliate Chorales Across the Country
  • Contribute to Encore! Encore is a 501(c)(3) NonProfit Organization

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  • Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour +

    7- Day Tour of Montreal, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Laval & Montmorency Falls.  Encore will perform three large concerts!   Read More
  • Contribute to Encore! +

    Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults!  Encore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has brought joy to Read More
  • Winter-Spring 2018 Registration is Open +

    Winter-Spring 2018 Semester Begins Soon It's Time to Register   It's time to sign up for Encore's Winter-Spring 2018 Semester!  Read More
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Encore 2017 Holiday Concert Schedule

Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS singers will once again shine during their holiday concert season.  All concerts are free and open to the community. See detailed schedule below (click "Read More") and plan to attend one - or more!

Tonights concert at the Montgomery Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. will go on as planned.  The roads and parking lot will be cared for and heavily salted. Please drive carefully. 

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Read more: Encore 2017 Holiday Concert Schedule

Winter-Spring 2018 Registration is Open

Winter-Spring 2018 Semester Begins Soon
It's Time to Register
 
trozzo 170513 0076-1It's time to sign up for Encore's Winter-Spring 2018 Semester!  Our numbers continue to grow, with over 1,100 singers in the 21 Encore Chorales and Encore ROCKS choruses in the DC/MD/VA area.  Encore singers had a spectacular year, celebrating Encore's Tenth Anniversary, highlighted be a May 2017 concert at DAR Constitution Hall. Over 750 singers took to the stage at DAR for a memorable performance.  Spread the word to friends and neighbors and invite them to join us! Tuition includes 15 weekly rehearsals, expert instruction under the direction of professional conductors, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performances at the end of the semester. Rehearsals begin the week of January 8th - specific start dates for each program are listed below. Click on the name of the program in the table below (click on "Read More") for more information on the specific program.  Sing on!
 
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Read more: Winter-Spring 2018 Registration is Open

Towson/Columbia in Baltimore Sun

HarouffThe singers of the Columbia and Towson Encore Chorales got some great coverage in the Baltimore Sun as each Chorale was featured in separate editions of the Sun.  Stephen Harouff conducts both Chorales.  The singers and Stephen should be proud of their accomplishments!

Read about the Columbia Encore Chorale HERE

Read about the Towson Encore Chorale HERE

Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour

7- Day Tour of Montreal, St. Lawrence River, Quebec, Laval & Montmorency Falls. 

Encore will perform three large concerts!

 

 

Encore is excited to announce our new Canadian Concert Tour offered in partnership with Classical Movements, a very well-regarded company who plans choral and orchestra tours for major organizations including National Symphony, major university choral programs and auditioned choirs. In short,  Classical Movements loves what we are all about and they have put together a splendid Eastern Canadian trip for May 2018. Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS will be performing 3 large concerts on our concert tour!! The tour is scheduled to depart on May 29, 2018 and runs through June 4, 2018.

Read more: Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour

Save the Dates: Encore Summer Institutes

Encore Announces our 2018 “Summer Camps” for singers 55+!      

             

Join us for a wonderful week of song with singers from around the country!  

                                                  

Campers stay on-site at beautiful venues while they rehearse,

work on vocal technique and sight reading, and then conclude the week

with a performance on stage for family, friends and the community. 

Washington College

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Chestertown, Maryland
June 24–June 28, 2018

Chautauqua Institution

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Chautauqua, New York
August 26– August 31, 2018

& debuting

                   Encore ROCKS Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer Experience                      

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St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD

August 6–August 10, 2018

This program is designed as a rock & roll focused camp and totally unique from any other Encore Summer Institutes. The week will include screenings of rock documentaries, sessions about the history and culture of rock, and of course, diving deep into the melodies, harmonies and rhythms of the rock repertoire during fun and intensive daily rehearsals and a rockin’ finale concert!

Look for information about registration and more camp details in January.   

Encore Celebrates!

Encore singers enjoyed a weekend to remember, celebrating in style, first with a party at the Mansion on O Street, Friday May 12th, and then filling the stage to overflowing at DAR Constitution Hall on Saturday for a most spectacular and memorable Tenth Anniversary Concert performance.

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Read more: Encore Celebrates!

Contribute to Encore!

Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults! 

trozzo 170513 1083-1Donate ButtonEncore is a 501(c)(3) 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 using the donation form HERE or the Jeane Kelly Fund donation form HERE.

Click READ MORE to learn about the Jeanne Kelly Founder's Fund, New IRS rules re IRA rollovers, and more giving options.

Read more: Contribute to Encore!

AARP is 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor

 

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Encore is thrilled to announce AARP as a 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor. This sponsorship is supporting our anniversary year celebrations and provided resources for us to offer a once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunity on the stage of DAR Constitution Hall on May 13, 2017!  We are so grateful for this partnership for many reasons.  AARP’s financial support contributes to our annual operating costs, tuition scholarships, professional conductor fees, equipment costs, and staffing. Most importantly, this sponsorship ensures that Encore will continue to provide free concerts to the community.  ARRP advocates new discoveries and new possibilities at any age -- in perfect sync with Encore's mission to provide an excellent and artistic environment to older adults. Thank you to AARP and to all of our singers and friends of Encore for your continued support.

 

AARP shared this article about our exciting new partnership.

Read more: AARP is 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor

Encore Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors WelcomeThroughout 2017, Encore will celebrate 10 successful years!  We are thrilled to provide a program that continues to inspire creativity and joy.  Over the past 10 years Encore has grown – now serving 10 counties in Maryland, Virginia and DC, with just over 1000 singers each year!  Our free concerts bring in an average of 4,000 audience members in December and May and we continue to hear from our national affiliates about their success. 

We thank our currents sponsors who have decided to support Encore. If you'd like to know more about these sponsors, click on their links below.

Presenting Sponsor

AARP

Gold Sponsor

Kure Pain Management

Collington

Ginger Cove

OBXtek, Inc

Silver Sponsor

Maryland Capital Advisors

Bronze Sponsor

Chautauqua Institution

Foxes Music

 

Read more: Encore Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

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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!

“I'm pretty sure that eating chocolate keeps wrinkles away because I have never seen a 10 year old with a Hershey bar and crows feet.”― Amy Neftzger

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As of September 2017, Encore has fifteen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, as well as six Encore ROCKS locations. Additionally, Encore continues to expand across the nation, with Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA;  Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO; Santa Clarita, CA; and six Encore Chorales and two Encore ROCKS 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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