The Encore Chorale invites adults age 55 years and older to join the group for its spring season, starting in January. Encore singers improve their voice, meet new friends, and sing challenging music in four parts in preparation to join other Encore Chorales from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. for community concerts. There are no auditions and singers may sit to rehearse and perform.
The Northern Virginia chorales gather at Langston Brown Senior Center in Arlington, starting Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. for 15 weeks; at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, starting Monday, Jan. 13, from 10:30 a.m. – noon for 15 weeks; and at the Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University in Fairfax, starting Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for 15 weeks.
Singers will rehearse a spring repertoire that includes classical selections as well as the music of Verdi, the Gershwins, and Broadway, in preparation for May performances with combined Northern Virginia chorales.
The Langston and Potomac chorales are conducted by Jeanne Kelly, Encore founder and former conductor of the United States Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club and Georgetown University Concert Choir. The Alexandria chorale is conducted by Jeffrey Dokken, who also conducts the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia and its associated chorale.
For more information, visit encorecreativity.org or call 301-261-5747.