Encore in Chautauqua: August 28-September 2, 2022

Guests who return to Chautauqua each year describe it as a place for renewal.  Chau 2019

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:       chautauqua institution

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