Maryland Encore Chorale Offers Free Holiday Concert

The fastest-growing and largest choral program in the U.S. for older adults, Encore Chorale, will perform a free holiday concert in Silver Spring on Dec. 16.


All are welcome to attend The Maryland Encore Chorale Holiday Concert, featuring the nation’s largest choral program for older adults.

The free concert will be held Dec. 16 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring.

The concert will showcase 175 performers from the Maryland Encore Chorales of Schweinhaut Senior Center, Asbury Methodist Village and Washington Conservatory of Music.

The singers will sing mostly secular tunes, including an interpretation of the “Hallelujah Chorus” and “Alleluia Brasileira” by Ralph Manuel. They will also perform “Hanukkah, the Season of Light,” “The Twelve Days After Christmas” and “Christmas Goes Classical,“ a song that combines holiday words with orchestra and opera tunes.

Sponsored by Family and Nursing Care of Silver Spring, guest artists include the East Avenue Ensemble of the National Institute of Health Chorus and NIH Brass, conducted by W. Robert Johnson. Cellist Katie Daughter and pianist Maribeth Gowen will also perform.

Encore Creativity for Older Adults is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide older adults of all skill levels an accessible arts education and performance opportunities guided by a professional artist. 

The Cultural Arts Center is located at 7995 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring. No tickets are needed and visitors are advised to arrive early for free parking.

For more information, contact conductor Jeanne Kelly at 301-261-5747.


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