Encore Creativity for Older Adults invites adults age 55+ to join our Encore Chorales for our Fall season of singing. Encore is the nation’s largest and fastest growing choral program for older adults and all chorales are directed by professional artists. Encore has 13 chorales in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.
Encore singers improve their voice, meet new friends and enjoy a great new adventure singing challenging music in four parts in preparation to join other Encore Chorales from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, for exciting community concerts. There are no auditions and singers may sit to rehearse and perform.
The value of choral singing in improving and sustaining the physical, mental and social health of older adults is documented and undeniable. Encore offers the opportunity to explore a new artistic venture for those who have not sung in years, or to continue a life-long passion for others. Singers learn vocal technique, proper breathing and posture, and always come away delighted by the weekly rehearsals.
Singers will rehearse classical and holiday favorites (primarily secular) in preparation for December performances, to include the AACC Pascal Center for the Performing Arts on December 20. Combined Encore chorales will also perform at The Kennedy Center on December 23.