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News for you: Encore concerts coming up! December 2017 is full of performances. Click here for a complete schedule of our free public performances.


More news for you: Spring 2018 Encore Chorale registration is now OPEN!

Click here to view our repertoire, and click here to register for a choir near you!

Gold Coast Encore Chorale finishing up “Si no me dan de beber lloro,” 12-19-2016

Welcome to Encore Illinois!

Encore Choir Chicago:

Under the name Encore Illinois, the Encore Choir Chicago team provides choral singing opportunities for older adults (55+) in the Chicago area under the direction of a professional artist. Singing with Encore in Chicago is fun, challenging, and rewarding. We currently run seven choir locations, spanning from Chicago to the suburbs. Encore Illinois has served more than 400 lively and enthusiastic singers since our founding in early 2016.

Click here to register for a Chorale near you and to start singing with us!

The Encore movement was begun by Jeanne Kelly in the Washington, DC area as part of the groundbreaking study, “Creativity and Aging.” The study was conducted by the late Dr. Gene Cohen for the NEA, NIH and George Washington University. Encore in the DC area alone serves more than 1,000 singers in 19 neighborhood Chorales.

Encore dedicates itself to provide an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. All are welcome, regardless of experience or ability. We are an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization.

All Encore programs are conducted by professional artists who will know how to get the most from their members. All rehearsals begin with physical and vocal warm-ups. So come join the excitement, either as a beginner or at an advanced level. This is an excellent way to learn how to develop or improve your musical abilities, meet new friends, and look forward to an exciting performance schedule. Our concerts are always free of charge to the community.

Explore our website and read about our story, our staff, and what we bring to local communities.

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You can click here to check out our YouTube channel!