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KEL 1210-1Encore is the largest choral singing program for older adults in the country - and we invite you to join us this Fall as we prepare for exciting holiday concert performances.

With 20 chorales 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 December featuring classical and traditional holiday and seasonal music. 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 December.  

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.

Encore is open to all who love to rehearse and perform multi-part choral music. No prior experience is necessary, there are no auditions, and singers may be seated for rehearsals and concerts. Singers rehearse weekly for fifteen weeks and then perform free community concerts in high profile venues such as the Kennedy Center (annual holiday concert for Encore Chorale) and the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, among others.
 
The Fall repertoire for the Encore Chorale will include classical and traditional holiday and seasonal music, all sung in 4 parts. The ENCORE ROCKS repertoire will include rock standards and holiday tunes and are sung in 3 parts (men's voices combined). The December concerts are lively and free to the public, so you can invite friends and family to come and enjoy an afternoon or evening of wonderful music.
 
Encore conductors are all experienced directors knowledgeable about how to bring out the best in older adult singers. Rehearsal CD's in your voice part are provided as an aide for practicing your repertoire at home or in the car, and are especially valuable for those who do not read music. 
 
Click on the links under the Location column for more information about each chorale location.
 
Encore Fall Schedule Details (15 weeks unless indicated otherwise)
 
Please contact Encore at 301-261-5747 
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Registration fee includes: 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction by experienced conductor, sheet music (yours to keep or donate as you like), rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performances at the end of the rehearsal period.
 
Please refer to the chart below in the "Tuition" column for links to registration if not through Encore directly, and in the "Location" column for links to more information for each chorale with program details. Registration for Alexandria, Capital, Potomac, Schweinhaut, Lansdowne Woods, Asbury Methodist Village, Towson, Frederick, Columbia, Southern Maryland, ENCORE ROCKS DC, and ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria can be completed at your first rehearsal with payment by check or REGISTER ONLINE with a credit card or Paypal by clicking here.
 
 
Start Date (weekly same time) DC-MD-VA Tuition Time
Location 
Monday, September 12, 2016
$175
10:30 - 12:00pm
Monday, September 12, 2016
$175
10:30 - 12:00pm
Monday, September 12, 2016
$175 10:30 - 12:00pm
Monday, September 12, 2016
Register on AACC website - link to follow when live
2:00 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Registration through Fairfax County opens for Reston residents on August 1, non-residents on August 8 - link to follow when live
2:00 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
$175
11:00-12:30pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Register through Arlington County - Link to follow when live
1:45 - 3:15pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
$175 10:30 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, September 7, 2017
$190
10:00 - 11:30am
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
$175
11:00 - 12:30pm
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
$175
1:30 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
$175
1:00 - 2:30pm
Southern Maryland Encore Chorale at Asbury Solomons, Southern MD
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Register through Washington Conservatory of Music - link to follow when live
1:30 - 3:00pm
ENCORE ROCKS Glen Echo through Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park, Bethesda MD - Ballroom Annex
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
$175
2:00-3:30pm 
Thursday, September 8, 2016
$175
10:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday, September 8, 2016
$175
2:00 - 3:30pm
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Register through Washington Conservatory of Music - link to follow when live

1:00 - 2:30pm Washington Conservatory of Music
at Glen Echo Park Encore Chorale - Glen Echo Ballroom Annex
Thursday, September 8, 2016

$175

6:30 - 8:00pm ENCORE ROCKS Reston at St. Anne's Episcopal Church,
Reston VA
Thursday, September 8, 2016
$190
7:00 - 8:30pm
Friday, September 9, 2016
Goodwin House Residents Only
1:00 - 2:30pm
       
Affiliate Chorales Contact the Chorale directly for more details    
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 $50 for 6 weeks 12:30 - 2:00pm Gold Coast Encore Chorale, Chicago, IL
Thursday, June 23, 2016 $50 for 6 weeks 1:30 - 3:00pm Hinsdale Encore Chorale, Hinsdale, IL
Friday, August 18, 2016 $175 4:30 - 6:00pm Santa Clarita Encore Chorale at Newhall Church of the Nazarene, Newhall CA
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Contact chorale 10:00 - 11:30am Evanston Encore Chorale, Evanston, IL
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 $150 for 15 weeks 9:00 - 10:30am Oak Park/River Forest Encore Chorale, River Forest, IL
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (tentative) Contact Chorale 1:00 - 2:00pm Northeast Iowa School of Music, Dubuque, IA
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Contact chorale 9:30 - 11:00am Hyde Park Encore Chorale, Chicago, IL
Thursday, September 8, 2016 (tentative) $75 10:00 - 12:00pm Greater Reading, PA
Friday, September 2, 2016 Contact chorale 10:30am-12noon Highlands Ranch Recreation Center at Southridge, Highlands Ranch, CO
Monday, August 29, 2016 $115 residents, $120 non-residents 1:00 - 2:30pm South Suburban Encore Chorale, Littleton, CO
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Contact Laurel Lake for information 3:00 - 4:15pm Laurel Lake Retirement
Community, Hudson, OH

Highlands Ranch and South Suburban New Member Open House events to be held ----

 Monday, August 15 at 1pm for SSES
 Friday, August 19 at 10:30am for HRES
Click on chorale location page links above for more information  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

“And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money.”― James Lee Burke

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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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