Traveling with Encore!!!
We invite all interested Encore singers to join us for one or both of our travel options this year. Please don't delay in letting us know of your interest in these two unique experiences. Email, Jeanne at Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list. You will be contacted separately with additional trip details.
For national travel:
A three day musical retreat at the gorgeous
Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
February 24 to 26, 2017
This will be our first weekend getaway for Encore!
The historic and grand Omni Homestead Resort will be celebrating their 250th anniversary and Encore will be celebrating our 10th anniversary!!!!! So it is fitting that we visit the Homestead for a grand weekend of fabulous song, food, drink, lodging and friends. Let’s celebrate!!
We will stay in beautiful rooms, enjoy scrumptious meals, and participate in Encore Chorale rehearsals, Encore ROCKS rehearsals, vocal technique classes, and sight reading classes.
Jeanne Kelly and Jeff Dokken will keep you amused and singing beautifully! Bus transportation will be offered for those who are interested.
We will leave Friday, February 24 at 8am and arrive at noon for lunch. We will work musically for about three hours and then enjoy lots of fun. You can relax in the hot springs of the hotel or enjoy their wonderful indoor pool! The meals will be fabulous and the socializing will be marvelous.
Saturday, we will work musically from 10am to noon and in the afternoon you can enjoy the hotel and all it has to offer. And, we have been invited to perform for their tea! Sunday, we will do a little rehearsing, and then do a short performance. We will arrive back in DC at about 6:30pm.
Spouses, partners, and guests are warmly welcomed.
Check out the Omni Homestead Resort here:
Single rate approximate cost : $755.00 including room and all meals, resort fees, taxes, choral rehearsals and classes.
Double rate approximate cost: $1,115.00 including room and all meals for two, resort fees, taxes, choral rehearsals and classes.Please note that a double rate includes either one couple or two friends sharing a room with two beds!
Bus transportation will be $110.00 per person and is non-refundable.
If you would like to join this new Encore weekend adventure we need to immediately hear from those that wish to do this trip. Please email Jeanne Kelly at Jeanne.email@example.com
For international travel:
Spain and Portugal in Depth
May 25 – June 8, 2017
Madrid, Granada, Torremolinos, Seville, Lisbon
We will travel by coach to tour these magnificent cities rich in culture and history. On our Grand Circle journey we will visit 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including El Escorial, Historic Center of Toledo, Historic Center of Cordoba, The Alhambra, Gothic Cathedral of Seville, Lisbon’s Belem Tower and The Palace of Sintra. There are five hotels, one for each city we will visit. Hotels are centrally located. The tour includes 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners. The longest coach connection is on day 5: one and one half hours to Toledo from Madrid, and then 3 three and one half hours to Granada.
Grand Circle tour directors will present excellent in-depth tours of each city. Grand Circle is known for their Home-Hosted visits and we will enjoy lunch with a family in the village of Salinas. So practice your Spanish! And you can travel to Africa! There is an optional full-day tour to exotic Morocco. Our plan is to present two concerts along our journey. This trip is limited to 42 travelers. There are 10 single rooms available.
Click here to view this exciting trip in detail!
Cost of Spain and Portugal in Depth - $2495.00
Air fare from Dulles or BWI - $ 1500.00
Pre-trip to Barcelona leaves May 21. Cost is $995.00 per person
In order for us to present concerts, I will have to know who is planning to travel. We need to have a balanced chorale. Please contact Jeanne Kelly to be placed on the list at Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.