Summer Fun with Encore

Chautauqua Colorful Women1Unlike many choral organizations, Encore doesn't take the summer off.  Every year, Encore offers five- or six-day Summer Institutes, or "Summer Sleep-Away Camps," as the singers like to call them.  The days are consumed by morning exercise or yoga classes, choral rehearsals, sight reading classes, and vocal technique workshops, just to name a few of the activities.  In the evening, Encore brings in a variety of musical performers, from classical, to American Song Book, World Music and more.  This is also a great opportunity for singers to socialize and get to know each other.

Encore has been returning annually to Chautauqua Institution, NY for twelve years, and for the past several years to Washington College in beautiful Chestertown, MD.  In 2018, Encore offered its first-ever Rock & Roll Camp in historic Annapolis, MD, repeated successfully in 2019, and headed to Cleveland and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. A fourth Summer Institute will be added in Colorado in 2020.

Participation in Encore's summer programs is not restricted to current Encore singers.  Anyone over the age of 55 with a desire to participate is welcome to attend.

See below for photo and video highlights of the Summer of '19.

2020 Summer Choral Institute Dates Announced

ROCKS Camp Concert 2019Save the date(s)!  Plan to attend at least one of Encore's Summer Choral Institutes next summer.  Full details coming soon.

  • Washington College Encore Chorale Camp in Chestertown, MD     June 21 - 25

  • Cleveland/Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ROCKS Camp  Aug. 9 - 14  (limit 125 singers)

  • NEW! Colorado Rockies (Fort Collins)   Encore Chorale / ROCKS Camp  July 19 to 23

  • Chautauqua Institution Encore Chorale Camp in Chautauqua, NY    August  Aug. 30 to Sept. 4

Rehearsals Have Begun - Still Time to Join.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER