Registration for in-person singing this Fall is now open!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Special Note: We are working closely with our Encore COVID Task Force to determine official protocols for our upcoming Fall semester. As of today, it is likely we will maintain our vaccination, booster, and masking requirements for in-person singing. We will continue to monitor COVID trends and update our protocols based on the recommendations of our COVID Task Force, local, state, and national health professionals, and professional organizations like Chorus America.
Fall Repertoire Announced!
We are pleased to share with our singers and the community the selected repertoire for Fall 2022 programs. It's going to be a fabulous season!
Encore Chorales - listed in alphabetical order
Daa Naa Se (Oh Give Thanks) - Raymond Wise (SATB, percussion, piano)
Glow - Eric Whitacre (SATB, piano)
Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah) - George F. Handel, arr. Larry Pugh (SATB, organ, brass)
The Holly and the Ivy - June Nixon (SATB, organ)
Ose Shalom - John Leavitt (SATB, piano)
Ring Out, Ye Bells! - Marques LA Garrett (SATB, piano)
Silent Night - arr. Shawn Kirchner (SATB, brass, harp, organ)
Sleigh Ride - arr. Hawley Ades (SATB, percussion, piano)
S’Vivon - arr. Betty Bertaux (SATB, percussion, piano)
Encore ROCKS - listed in alphabetical order
Best of the Beach Boys (Choral Medley) - arr. Ed Lojeski (SATB, ROCKS band, piano)
The Best of Neil Diamond (Choral Medley) - arr. Ed Lojeski (SATB, ROCKS band, piano)
Fix You - arr. George Chung (SATB, ROCKS band, piano)
Get Ready (from “Ain’t Too Proud”) - arr. Roger Emerson (SATB, ROCKS band, piano)
Nine to Five - arr. Ed Lojeski (SATB, ROCKS band, piano)
You Were Always On My Mind - arr. Ed Lojeski (SATB, ROCKS band, piano)
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - arr. Kirby Shaw (SATB, ROCKS band, piano)
Sentimental Journey Singers - listed in alphabetical order
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - arr. Jay Althouse (SAB, piano)
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - arr. Audrey Snyder (SAB, piano)
Sentimental Journey - arr. Hawley Ades (SAB, piano)
Silver and Gold, arr. Eric Van Cleave (SAB, piano)
Sleigh Ride - arr. Mark Hayes (SAB, piano)
One of Encore's NEW chorales in Virginia is in Ashburn - and we're excited to meet you all! We'll be hosting an open house at the Ashburn Senior Center ahead of our fall semester.
Interested in learning more about Encore Creativity and being a part of our community? Come join us and experience the joy of singing firsthand!
||August 18th, 2022
Ashburn Senior Center
20880 Marblehead Drive
Ashburn, VA 20147
RSVP for the open house here!
We’re thrilled to offer a Summer 2022 Encore University semester - keeping you singing, dancing, creating, and learning throughout the summer months!
Our Summer 2022 session features 10 more courses, facilitated by top-notch performer-educators and clinicians. Registration is open NOW, and classes start June 6th, so be sure to sign up soon!
This expansive Encore University curriculum is available to you, all inclusive for up to 100 individual classes for $185 per semester. For the full catalog, click LINK
Here’s what we’re offering this semester. Each 10-week course runs one hour per week, beginning the week of June 6, 2022. Click HERE to register.
1:00 pm Movement and Mobility for Singers with Sara Lavan
4:00 p.m. Basic Musicianship with Thomas Colohan
1:00 p.m. Music Theory I with Jonathan Kolm
4:00 p.m. Music Theory II with Jonathan Kolm
1:00 p.m. Class Voice I//II with Jacquelynne Fontaine
4:00 p.m. Music as Literature (Encore Book Club) with Mary Ann East - The World in Six Songs by Daniel Levitin
1:00 P.M. Ballet Barre and Stretch with Sara Lavan
4:00 p.m. Shakespeare's Women in Opera with Natalie Lerch
1:00 P.M. Ear Training and Sight-Singing I/II with Mary Ann East
4:00 p.m. Art History/Virtual Museum Tours with Adrienne Wyman
We are pleased to announce: Annual Encore Summer Chorale Institutes return in 2022!
Regardless of your level of experience, you will love these fun and educational choral camps. In five days, our conductors will mold singers into polished chorale ensembles. They will present a grand finale concert at the end of their week!
Don't miss these wonderful opportunities to work with one or more of Encore's dynamic faculty. A rehearsal CD and music will be provided in advance to assist singers in preparing for the program.
Encore in Chautauqua: August 28-September 2, 2022
Guests who return to Chautauqua each year describe it as a place for renewal.
The Chautauqua Institution was founded on the belief that everyone “has a right to be all that he can be -- to know all that he can know.” Encore agrees and that's why we have been returning to Chautauqua since our very first camp there in 2008. (Except for during Covid.) The end of August in Chautauqua is a tradition as old as Encore itself. It's easy to understand why if you've spent an evening on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel, sharing wine and conversation with fellow Encore singers. Here's how a Chautauqua newcomer described her first Encore camp experience: "I felt like I was in a majestic palace surrounded by gorgeous flowers and homes and the lovely lake. It was my first time there and I was in awe about the whole experience. Spot on!
This Encore program will be led this year by Artistic Director Brian Isaac and Encore conductor Stephen Harouff. Choral music will be a mix of traditional choral music, as well as rocks selections.
Each day will begin with morning movement class, followed by a full choral rehearsal with Brian Isaac and Stephen Harouff, and an opportunity to enjoy the surroundings, including lovely walks of the Institution’s grounds in the afternoons or sitting on the gorgeous porch overlooking Chautauqua Lake. There will be vocal technique classes and sectionals, as well as full rehearsals twice a day. Each evening we will enjoy a relaxing dinner in the beautiful Athenaeum Hotel dining room, followed by evening recitals and programs from artists of local and national reputation, to give participants a flavor of the “in-season” Chautauqua experience.The program will conclude Friday afternoon with a final choral concert. All singers and conductors must show proof of full vaccination, including boosters.
Some of the repertoire you'll sing includes:
Hold Fast to Dreams, André J. Thomas
Come Fly with Me, arr. Kirby Shaw
And So it Goes, Billy Joel, arr. Bob Chilcott
Dance for Love, Z. Randall Stroope
Danny Boy, arr. Joseph Flummerfelt
True Light, Keith Hampton… and more!
- All-inclusive package: $1,590 Single/$1,390 Double
- Non-singing spouse or guest: $990 includes double room with singer, meals, and activities
- Commuter rate: $775 includes all rehearsals, daily lunch, opening and closing dinner & activities
- Round trip bus fare: $200 (pickup locations TBD)
Click HERE to register.
Cancellation Policy for Chautauqua
Registration fee due in full by July 1, 2022
Cancellation before July 1, 2022 – full refund minus $50 administrative/materials fee.
Cancellation between July 1 – July 16, 2022– Registrants will receive a refund minus a $200 cancellation fee and $50 administrative/materials fee.
Cancellation between July 16 – August 16, 2022 – for any reason – Registrants will receive a 50% refund (including bus fare if applicable) minus $50 administrative/materials fee. Commuter campers will receive a full refund minus $200 cancellation fee and $50 administrative/materials fee.
Cancellation after August 16, 2022 – no refund
Encore is the nation's largest choral organization for adults over the age of 55.
Encore's mission is to provide an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist.
All Encore programs are conducted by professionals who know how to get the most from their members. So come join the excitement, either as a beginner or at an advanced level. This is a great way to develop or improve your musical abilities, meet new friends, and look forward to an exciting performance schedule.
You’re never too old to try something new—and have the time of your life!
Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.