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The Fourth Annual Encore Chorale Institute Comes to St. Mary’s

April 8, 2011
Press Release #11-086


The Fourth Annual Summer Encore Chorale Institute will be held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland from June 21-25 for adults aged 55 and older of all singing levels. The institute will offer choral rehearsals, voice classes, and professional recitals. Also offered will be daily movement/Yoga classes. Students will eat and live on campus, and attend a River Concert. For more information, visit or contact Jeanne Kelly, founder and director of Encore Creativity for Older Adults, at or (301) 261-5747.

 “Encore is the largest and fastest growing choral program for older adults in the country,” said Kelly, “and we are pleased to be returning to St. Mary’s College.”

 Previous institutes have attracted singers from ages 55-94. It will conclude with a choral concert, open to the public, at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at Auerbach Auditorium in St. Mary’s Hall.  Registration deadline is May 15.

Encore Creativity, Inc. aims to provide an accessible artistic environment for older adults at all levels, who seek educational art and performance opportunities under a professional artist. 

 St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.

Category: Music, Other