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Encore Creativity for Older Adults was proud to have launched a Chorale at the Potomac Arts Academy, affiliated with George Mason University, in September 2008.

The Potomac Arts Academy seeks to enrich the lives of community members of all ages, skill levels and socio-economic backgrounds by providing the highest caliber of artistic instruction in an accessible and nurturing environment. Creating a strong bond between George Mason University faculty and students, professional artists/performers and the surrounding communities, the Academy will insure a vibrant future for the arts in our region and beyond.

The Encore Chorale at Potomac Arts Academy, meets Tuesdays, from 11:00-12:30pm at St. George's United Methodist Church in Fairfax. The spring 2017 session begins Tuesday, January 10, 2017. See registration information below.


Encore Chorale at Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is proud to be partnering with the Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University to offer 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.



Combined Virginia Chorales in Concert, Arlington, VA

Encore Chorale

No auditions required

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

Winter/Spring session begins Tuesday, January 10, 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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PHOTOS: Virginia Encore Chorales Holiday Performance at Washington Lee High School, Arlington, December 10, 2016

The Virginia Encore Chorales of Potomac Arts Academy, Alexandria, Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, and Langston Brown performed a Holiday Concert at Washington Lee High School, Arlington, VA on December 10, 2016. Conducting was Jeanne Kelly, accompanied by Maribeth Gowen. Also performing were Nan Raphael, Flute; William Douglas, Clarinet; and Ted Thayer, French

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