Encore Creativity’s 15th Anniversary Concert at Strathmore

Encore Creativity for Older Adults
Music Center at Strathmore
Concert
Location: 
5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Event date: 
14 May 2022
Start Time: 
3 pm
Conductor / Keynote Speaker: 
Jeanne Kelly, Founder, will conduct

Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55, will hold its 15th anniversary concert honoring founder Jeanne Kelly at the renowned Music Center at Strathmore.  Singers from many Encore programs will join together to present an uplifting and joyful repertoire featuring an eclectic mix of music in many styles and from many different eras with live musical accompaniment. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. 

For tickets, visit ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­https://www.strathmore.org/what-s-on/in-the-music-center/encore-creativity-15th-anniversary-celebration/ For more information about Encore and upcoming programs, visit https://encorecreativity.org/  or call 301-261-5747.

Celebrate 15 years of music and creativity for older adults. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55, will hold its 15th anniversary concert honoring founder Jeanne Kelly at the renowned Music Center at Strathmore.  Singers from many Encore programs in Washington, D.C., New York City, Maryland and Virginia plus participants in Encore’s online university program will join together to present an uplifting and joyful repertoire featuring an eclectic mix of music in many styles and from many different eras with live musical accompaniment. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. The celebratory weekend also includes a gala at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 13th.

 

The Annapolis, Md.-based nonprofit Encore Creativity for Older Adults was founded in 2007 by Ms. Kelly, who had a vision for a non-audition, professionally run choral program for people over 55, an age group that she felt was underserved in the arts in the country. Today, Encore has more than 1,200 singers in 26 in-person ensembles across the nation, including Chorales, ROCKS - rock & roll choruses - and Sentimental Journey Singers, a choir for those with early Alzheimer’s and memory impairment, plus a vibrant online university, summer camp, winter retreat and travel abroad programs. 

 

Ms. Kelly was named one of twelve “Influencers in Aging” in 2019 by the online  publication Next Avenue, recognizing “her efforts to push beyond traditional boundaries and change our understanding of what it means to grow older.”  She was recently named to the HelpAge USA’s first-ever “60 over 60” list, honoring 60 Americans who are making significant contributions to society at the local, national or international level. 

Encore thanks AARP, Strathmore and the Beacon Newspapers for their support of this concert.

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