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Fairfax Encore Chorale (formerly Potomac Arts Academy)

The former Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University Encore Chorale is now the Fairfax Encore Chorale.

If you have sung sometime in your life, want to return to singing, or have never sung outside the shower, join other music enthusiasts for a weekly rehearsal of seasonal and holiday music with professional conductor Jeanne Kelly.

The class, designed for adults 55 years and above is instructive as well as enjoyable. Learn proper breathing techniques and how to improve your voice through tone production as Kelly guides participants through weekly rehearsals in four-part singing. Kelly is assisted by Chorale Master Mary Dodd. The season will conclude with a performance with other Encore Chorales at locations in the MD/VA/DC area. Be a part of a true harmonic convergence-if you can talk, you can sing!

Jeanne Kelly's career of over forty years has produced a unique blend of experience as a vocal performer, teacher, conductor and music administrator. Ms. Kelly had a successful operatic career; taught voice privately and at Hood College and the U.S. Naval Academy; conducted choral groups at the U.S. Naval Academy and Georgetown University, and was Executive Director of the Houston Conservatory of Music and the Levine School of Music, Northern Virginia Campus. Jeanne earned an undergraduate degree in voice performance and piano from the University of Findlay and a master's degree in voice performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She founded Encore Creativity for Older Adults in April 2007.

 

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Combined Virginia Chorales in Concert, Arlington, VA

Encore Chorale

No auditions required

Chorale rehearses Tuesdays  11:00am - 12:30pm

Fall session begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fee: $175, which includes 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performances for friends, family and the community in December.

LOCATION: St. George's United Methodist Church, 4910 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

REGISTER HERE via credit card or at the first rehearsal by check made to Encore Creativity for Older Adults.

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VIDEO: Virginia Encore Chorales at Falls Church, May 19, 2017

The Potomac Academy, Alexandria, Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads and Langston Brown Community Center Encore Chorales performed a concert at The Falls Church, Falls Church, VA on May 19, 2017.  Encore's Founder and Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly conducted, along with Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Dokken. David Lang, Conductor of the Encore Chorale of Reston, was the accompanist.

PHOTOS: Virginia Encore Chorales at Falls Church, May 19, 2017

IMG 0614-1The Potomac Academy, Alexandria, Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads and Langston Brown Community Center Encore Chorales performed a concert at The Falls Church, Falls Church, VA on May 19, 2017.  Encore's Founder and Artistic Director Jeanne Kelly conducted, along with Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Dokken. David Lang, Conductor of the Encore Chorale of Reston, was the accompanist.

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“I want to go to Sing Sing prison. I’ll bet they’ve got a good chorus.
”― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title