Fairfax County older adults who love to sing can join together again in person when Encore Creativity for Older Adults, America’s largest choral organization for adults over 55, returns to Fairfax, Falls Church, Vienna and Reston next month.
The organization offers its popular Encore Chorales, local groups that sing a fun and eclectic mix of music in many styles and from many different eras; Encore ROCKS, rock-and-roll choruses that take singers back to their favorite hits from the 1950s through the 1980s; and Sentimental Journey Singers, a choir for those with early Alzheimer’s or memory impairments and their care partners.
The 15-week winter/spring season begins the second week in January. All programs consist of 90-minute sessions held conveniently during the day each week and led by well-known professional conductors from the area.
No auditions are necessary. Encore’s mission is to provide an accessible arts education and performance opportunities for older adults regardless of ability or experience.
For those who prefer to sing “virtually,” Encore is also offering its Encore University, a comprehensive online program of singing plus enrichment courses in music history, music theory, dance and movement classes and more. Singers can combine both in-person singing with online classes for a full musical experience.
For information, see the Website at www.encorecreativity.org.