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Encore Chorale in Southern Maryland!

Encore's eleventh Chorale in the DC/MD/VA area is located in beautiful Southern Maryland at the Asbury Solomons Island Retirement Community.  The conductor for the program is Joey Hoopengardner, assisted by Chorale Master Dick Staley and will be assisted by Nancy Briggs. 

IMG 0149Mr. Hoopengardner will be directing the Southern Maryland  Encore Chorale starting this Fall after sharing conducting duties with Krystal Richard McCoy this Spring. He has a BS in Music Education from the University of Maryland and taught choral music in the St. Mary’s County Public Schools for 33 years. He directed the St. Marie’s Musica for 7 years, and currently serves as Director of Worship at Lexington Park  United Methodist Church.

Rehearsals - Wednesdays, from 1pm to 2:30pm. 

Location - Asbury Solomons Retirement Community - located at 11100 Asbury Circle in Solomons, MD.  Rehearsals take place in the Auditorium.

The Fall semester begins Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

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You may pay by credit card here or mail your check to Encore or at the first rehearsal by check made to Encore Creativity for Older Adults.

Fee: $175 includes 15 90-minutes rehearsals, expert instruction and direction, sheet music (yours to keep or donate as you like), a rehearsal CD of the repertoire in your voice part, and several performance opportunities at the conclusion of the 15 week session.

The Southern Maryland Encore Chorale is open to all adults in the area, age 55 and above. Request more information here or call 301-261-5747.  Asbury Solomons residents may also register at the A-S front desk in the Entertainment and Travel Tab of the "White Book."




VIDEO: Maryland Encore Chorales at AACC May 20, 2017

The Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College, Columbia and Towson Encore Chorales performed a concert at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, AACC, Arnold, MD on May 20, 2017. Encore's Founder and Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly conducted. Stephen Harrouff, Conductor of the Columbia and Towson Encore Chorales, was the accompanist.

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