• Sing with Encore! Fifteen Chorales in the Baltimore-Washington Area
  • Rock On with Encore! Join Encore ROCKS! Now with five locations.
  • Spend the Holidays with Encore! Nineteen Baltimore/Washington Area Concerts, plus Affiliate Chorales Across the Country
  • Contribute to Encore! Encore is a 501(c)(3) NonProfit Organization


  • 2016 Encore Holiday Concert Schedule - Please Join Us! +

    Mark Your Calendar and Join Us for a Fantastic Encore Holiday Concert! After fifteen weeks of intensive rehearsals, our Encore Read More
  • Contribute to Encore! +

    Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults!  Encore is a non-profit organization that has brought joy to many Read More
  • Rock on with Encore! +

    ENCORE ROCKS is taking off! Join us in January at any of our 5 locations. NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria - Convergence Read More
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2016 Encore Holiday Concert Schedule - Please Join Us!

Mark Your Calendar and Join Us for a Fantastic Encore Holiday Concert!


After fifteen weeks of intensive rehearsals, our Encore Chorales & ENCORE ROCKS groups will take to the stage in December and provide audiences with a diverse and exciting holiday concert experience!  Our large public concerts generally have 120+ singers on stage and a full house - so arrive early!  All concerts are free and open to the public except those noted. Come for a wonderful afternoon or evening of great music!



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Join Our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration!

Tenth AnniveraryEncore is the largest choral singing program for older adults in the country - and we invite you to join us in January 2017 as we begin to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary.

With 20 programs in the Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC area, there is surely a chorale near you. Our fifteen Encore Chorale programs will rehearse for 15 weeks and present choral concerts in May featuring music of a variety of genres. The ENCORE ROCKS program will be offered at five locations - in Washington DC, Bethesda, Annapolis, Reston and Alexandria - also for 15 weeks with concerts in May. All singers will participate in our Tenth Anniversary Concert at Washington, DC's DAR Constitution Hall on May 13, 2017..  

Encore also has affiliated chorales across the country and their locations and program details are available on the "Locations" tab on the website.

Encore provides artistic excellence, physical and mental benefits and the chance to socialize with people who love music. Give us a try!

Click READ MORE to see the full listing of all chorales, registration links, schedule and locations.

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Rock on with Encore!

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ENCORE ROCKS is taking off! Join us in January at any of our 5 locations.

NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Alexandria - Convergence in Alexandria - Wednesdays from 11:00-12:30pm

NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Annapolis - Maryland Hall for Performing Arts in Annapolis, MD - Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00pm

ENCORE ROCKS DC - at First Congregational UCC in Washington, DC - Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm

ENCORE ROCKS Glen Echo - at Glen Echo Park in Bethesda, MD - Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00pm

NEW! ENCORE ROCKS Reston - St. Anne's Episcopal Church - Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm

Registration for the Alexandria, DC, and Reston locations is open now - click here for the registration links and more details - and Annapolis and Glen Echo will open soon.

Click "Read More" to see the Winter/Spring 2017 repertoire for ENCORE ROCKS.

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Save the Dates: Encore Summer Camps 2017

KEL 1524-1Save the dates for our annual summer choral institute camps of 2017! Registration information and camp details will be posted after the first of the year.




Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017


Musical Retreat at Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

 Encore offers a three day musical retreat at the gorgeous and historic

Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia       

Feb. 24 to 26, 2017


Many of you have asked for a three day retreat and we are delivering!

The Homestead Resort will be celebrating their 250th anniversary and Encore will be celebrating our 10th anniversary!!!! 

So let’s celebrate and sing!

Beautiful rooms, scrumptious food, fun and challenging Encore rehearsals and classes, and wonderful friends. 

Jeff Dokken and Jeanne Kelly will conduct.

We invite singers from Encore Chorale and ENCORE ROCKS to join us.


  • Single rate approximate: $755. Including room, board, resort fees, taxes, and choral program
  • Double Rate approximate:   $1,115.  Including room, board, resort fees, taxes and choral program

Please note that a double rate includes either one couple or two friends sharing a room with two beds.

Bus transportation will be offered at approximately $110.00 and is non-refundable.

Non-singers invited.


Please reserve by September 15.

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Singing in Spain (and Portugal)!

Spain-Portugal-FlagsEncore presents our next exciting adventure -  Spain and Portugal in depth!  Come join us next May 25th. Visit the fabulous cities of Madrid, Granada, Torremolinos, Seville and Lisbon. And we will sing two concerts along the way!   Let us hear from you by September 30.  Grand Circle is saving the entire trip just for Encore.  Call the Encore office at 301-261-5747 for more details.



Contribute to Encore!

Thank you for Supporting Encore Creativity for Older Adults! 

aKEL 0956-1Encore is a non-profit organization that has brought joy to many in the Baltimore-Washington area and across the nation.  With your help, we can:

  • Strengthen our existing programs and maintain low fees
  • Fund the staff and professional conductors needed to sustain programs
  • Continue to provide program scholarships
  • Provide FREE community concerts at the conclusion of each season in high visibility and quality venues

You TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation, regardless of amount, will make a difference. There are many ways to make a donation to Encore - direct cash/credit, IRA Charitable Rollover, Stock, and more. Please review the information below to determine the method for you.

Thank you for helping bring professionally directed arts programs to our older adults. The Encore Federal EIN number is 30-0420278.


Please consider the following levels of support. Note that gifts are cumulative annually for each level of support.


Giving Levels

10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor $10,000+
Platinum Sponsor $5,000
Gold Sponsor $2,500
Silver Sponosr $1,000
Bronze Sponsor $500
Patron $250
Supporter $100 +
Friend up to $100

You may contribute online via PayPal (click the "Donate" button below) or send your check to:

Encore Creativity for Older Adults

5419 Deale Churchton Road #102

Churchton, MD 20733


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About Encore

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Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

All Encore programs are conducted by professional artists who will 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 an excellent way to learn how 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!

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As of September 2016, Encore has fifteen Chorale locations in the DC/VA/MD area, as well as five new Encore ROCKS locations. Additionally, Encore continues to expand across the nation, with Affiliate Chorales at Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson, OH; Reading, PA; Northeast Iowa School of Music, Dubuque, IA; Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO; Santa Clarita, CA; and six in the Chicago area. With over 1,200 singers, we believe we are the largest choral organization in the U.S.!

If you have sung sometime in your life, want to return to singing, or have never sung outside the shower, join our other music enthusiasts for weekly instructional class/rehearsals with our seasoned and professional conductors.

The Chorale classes, designed for adults 55 years and above, are educational as well as enjoyable. Participants learn proper breathing techniques and how to improve their voice through correct tone production as their conductor guides them through weekly rehearsals in three- and four-part singing. The season concludes with combined performances with other Chorales as well as local concerts at most Chorale locations.

Be a part of a true harmonic convergence-if you can talk, you can sing!