Encore Travel: England in 2019

2019 Encore Concert Tour of London


QM2 URGENT INFOEncore Creativity for Older Adults, partnering with Classical Movements and Cunard Line, announces our fabulous Spring 2019 concert tour to London, England. Participants will have the option to travel to England aboard the Queen Mary 2, with a final day concert in the Queen’s Ballroom, or travel via air directly to London.

Queen Mary 2 departure from New York will be on May 24, 2019.  Or fly to London on May 30th.  The tour will end on June 6th.

Planning includes at least two concerts in famous cathedrals and excursions to Oxford and Kent.  Concerts will include a joint performance with the Kent Police Male Voice Choir. NOTE: Unlike other Encore trips, singers must have been active members of an Encore program in the spring of 2019.

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See Urgent Information in box above regarding the optional Transatlantic Crossing on the Queen Mary 2.

England travel details:

  • England with round trip air:  $4,195
  • England with one-way air (QM2 travelers): $3,795
  • England with no air (those who prefer to make their own arrangements): $3,295
  • Single Room supplemental cost: $865

All air travelers will be on the same flight from/to Washington Dulles Airport, Departing May 30th and returning June 6th . PLEASE NOTE: Cunard may offer air options upon booking the QM2.  You are discouraged from doing so. If you book your return air via Cunard, you will be on your own for ground transportation to the airport.  All return travelers who book via Encore/Classical Movements will be on the same flight and will depart as a group from the hotel.

You may register/pay for the England segment of the trip beginning Monday, October 1st (link to be proivded here)  50% payment (less deposit already paid) will be due by October 31st. Balance will be due January 31st.  Payments made will be refundable per the schedule below. Trip insurance will be available for this segment via Classical Movements and all travelers are strongly advised to obtain insurance. DOWNLOAD TRIP INSURANCE BROCHURE HERE. Encore cannot make refunds after specified dates. 

We currently have 85 travelers signed up with approximately 75% crossing on the QM2.  This is going to be a spectacular travel and concert experience!

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England trip cancellation refund/penalty schedule (note this does not apply to the QM2 travel fees which are per Cunard's policy):

  • Nov 2 - Dec 13, 2018 Full payment received less $350/person
  • Dec 14, 2018 - Feb 14, 2019: Full payment received less $975/person
  • Feb 15 - Apr 18, 2019: Full payment received less $1,950/person
  • April 19, 2019 or later: No refund.

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Encore Travels the World

HavanaEncoreandcarIn 2008, near the end of Encore's inaugural year, 25 Encore singers crossed the Atlantic on board the magnificent Queen Mary 2.  Every morning, they rehearsed their music and, on the final day of the voyage, performed a concert at high tea in the Queen's Room. Thus began a tradition. Every year since, Encore singers have traveled the world exploring and performing.  Encore singers have cruised the Caribbean, taken river cruises across Europe, including Austria, Belgium, The Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Slovakia, and Switzerland. Most recently, Encore traveler explored Spain and Portugal. 

Encore's travel highligths have included singing at the American Cemetery in Normandy; a concert in an awe-inspiring abey in Rouen, France; performances with the American Festival in Prague, the Melk Abbey, Vienna, and with the Bitburger Brewery Men's Choir, and riding in vintage cars in Havana, Cuba (photo), to name a few.

While current membership in an Encore choral program is generally not required to travel with Encore, our upcoming 2019 trip to London will be an exception - only active Encore singers will be permitted to sing at the concerts in England.

Encore 2018 Canadian Concert Tour

2018 Encore Canada TourIn May/June 2018, 150 singers and significant others had a great time touring and performing concerts in Montreal, Quebec City and Sorel-Tracy, Canada. The singers made a lot of new friends along the way and performed before appreciative audiences (the singers got a record number of standing ovations in Sorel-Tracy!).

CLICK HERE to view videos of the concerts and photos of the trip.

Spring Break!  The following groups will not have rehearsal this week: Chorales: AACC, AMV, Capital, Fairfax, Frederick, GHBC, Glen Echo, Reston, Towson. ROCKS: Alexandria, Annapolis, DC, Fairfax, Glen Echo.