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October 2017 Newsletter
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Thank you for sharing your love for Encore !  
Hello Singers!
What an incredible start to our 2017 fall semester!   We have over 100 new singers and 1,000 returning singers. You love Encore! Word of mouth has certainly helped our Encore program to grow. When we ask new singers how they heard about Encore, they almost always say, "from a friend." So, a huge thanks to our singers for spreading the word about Encore. Our singers love the way Encore celebrates our singers.  Our excellent conductors guide you through challenging and fun rehearsals.  And you all gain physical, mental and social benefits.  We have many singers who sing both Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS!  
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Every week I have someone tell me that Encore is the highlight of their week. That is music to the ears of our dedicated and passionate conductors and  office staff.  Every day we brainstorm how to make our program better.  We always have you in our brain!
Speaking of singing……….you have to watch this incredible video of a visualization of voice mechanics sent to me by Larry Halloran, Glen Echo Chorale and Glen Echo ROCKS tenor.  It will blow your mind!!!!!!
I can’t wait for our December concerts. You will be spectacular!!!!
Jeanne Kelly
Founder and Artistic Director

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From the desk of Mary Spencer

Please join us as we honor Encore's Founder Jeanne Kelly at the Annie Awards this coming Wednesday! 

As you may know by now, Jeanne Kelly has been awarded the 2017 Performing Arts Annie Award given by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  The official award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John’s College in Annapolis. The ceremony is free and open to the public and we hope to have a great turnout of Encore singers to come and support Jeanne as she accepts this award. 
The purpose of the Annie Awards is to highlight the accomplishment of artists, educators, and art supporters to inspire and to promote the arts and historic preservation in Anne Arundel County. We are delighted for Jeanne! 

Happy singing,
Mary Spencer
Executive Director
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A Few Spots Left to Travel with Encore!
We invite all interested Encore singers to join us for one of our upcoming travel opportunities! We have only a few spots left for both the December trip to The Homestead from December 1 - 3, 2017 and the Canadian Concert Tour in May 2018.

 A three-day musical retreat at the gorgeous
Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia
December 1 - 3, 2017

This will be our second weekend getaway for Encore!

Check out the Omni Homestead Resort here
Single rate cost:  $775.00 including room and all meals, resort fees, taxes, choral rehearsals and classes.  Double rate cost:  $1,155.00 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. Bus stops TBD later.
If you would like to join this Encore weekend adventure, we need to hear from you immediately. Please email the Encore Office at info@encorecreativity.org or call 301-261-5747.
May 2018 Encore Canada Trip!

Encore is pleased that 147 Encore singers, family and friends have already signed on to travel for this special Classical Movements Concert Tour through Eastern Canada in May 2018. Encore will be performing 3 large concerts on our concert tour!! The tour is scheduled to depart on May 29, 2018 and runs through June 4, 2018.

 If you are interested in being added to the list, email us at info@encorecreativity.org or call 310-261-5747. We have a very small number of seats left so don't delay. 

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A big thank you to Encore's Donors!

Thank you to all of our tremendous donors who contributed to last fiscal year's Annual Fund, the newly named Jeanne Kelly Founder's Fund, and the Matching Challenge to support our fabulous DAR concert. It was an amazing year and Encore received over $200,000 in support from individuals, families, corporate sponsors, and granting organizations. This support has strengthened Encore in Myriad ways.  Encore's Annual Fund began anew on September 1st. It is never too early in the season to make your Annual gift to Encore. Your gift will be put to work right away to support Encore!

 20% of our operating budget is provided through donations. Our fiscal year runs from September 1st through August 31 each year. A gift to the Annual Fund is the first and most important gift you can make to Encore. It is what keeps us going day after day! Your generous donation is tax deductible.

Click here to make your gift! or the Encore Office at 301-261-5747.

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AARP Partners with Encore!
Encore is thrilled to have AARP as a 10th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor. We are so grateful for this partnership for many reasons.  AARP’s financial support funds annual operating costs, tuition scholarships, professional conductor fees, equipment costs, and staffing.
Most importantly, this sponsorship ensures that Encore will continue to provide free concerts to the community.  AARP advocates new discoveries and new possibilities at any age -- in perfect sync with Encore's mission to provide an excellent and artistic environment to older adults. 

Encore Sponsorship Opportunities

We thank the following organizations and businesses who have decided to support Encore through their financial sponsorship. If you'd like to know more about these sponsors, click here to be directed to the Encore Home page. Click on their logos on the left-hand side of the page to find out about each of these sponsors.  

Presenting Sponsor

Gold Sponsor
Kure Pain Management
Ginger Cove
OBXtek, Inc

Silver Sponsor
Maryland Capital Advisors

Bronze Sponsor
Chautauqua Institution
Foxes Music
Goodwin House
The Woodlands Retirement Community
Sponsorship helps Encore continue to offer free community concerts, presenting polished, highly professional performance to appreciative audiences. Being a sponsor this year will provide a wonderful opportunity for organizations and businesses to be highlighted to thousands of singers and their family and friends.  Sponsorships are also critical in supporting financial aid for those who would not otherwise be able to sing with Encore Chorale and Encore ROCKS.
If you have a business or organization that might be a good fit to sponsor Encore, the office staff can put the right package together for you. All sponsorship benefits are offered for a full year after Encore receives a sponsorship, so it is never too late in the season to become a sponsor of Encore! Click here to download and review Encore Sponsorship opportunities and benefits.
Have fun with Encore all year long!

Great music never gets old.
Singing great music keeps you young! 

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Encore's office address is 5419 Deale Churchton Road, Suite 102, Churchton, MD 20733.
You can reach us by phone at 301-261-5747.

Encore Chorale is a 501c3 non-profit organization that relies on tuition fees and the donations of friends and supporters to maintain the program. Your tax-deductible donation will be used to continue to enhance the program, offer scholarships to those who cannot afford tuition, and continue to offer free concerts for the community. Donations may be made securely online with a credit card here. Encore also is set up to accept gifts of stock and IRA distributions. Please help keep Encore available to all who want to keep singing throughout their lives.
Donations may be sent to:
Encore Creativity for Older Adults
 5419 Deale Churchton Road
Suite #102
Churchton, MD 20733
Thank you for your support!