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Jeanne Kelly

Location: Maryland, USA
Encore is a nonprofit arts organization 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 the nation's largest and fastest growing choral program for older adults.   Encore currently has 13 chorales with over 700 singers in the Washington/Baltimore area.  Our partners include the Smithsonian Associates, Goodwin House Retirement Communities, Arlington County, VA Office of Adult  Programs,   Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University, Anne Arundel Community College, Towson Presbyterian Church, Schweinhaut Senior Center, Silver Spring, MD, Asbury Solomons, and Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD.   Encore also has 5 affiliate Encore Chorales in Hudson OH, Reading PA, Salt Lake City UT, Centennial CO (starting September 2015), and Dubuque IA.  Encore offers a five day  Choral Institute at Washington College of Maryland in June  and another at the famed Chautauqua Institution in New York in August, 2015. Encore also offers a Singing at Sea Journey aboard cruise ships, with cruises on Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, QM2 and Grand Circle European River Cruises. Encore presents more than 20 free concerts yearly at high profile venues including the Kennedy Center and American Indian Museum.  
There are no auditions and singers may sit or stand for performances.   
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