Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral arts organization for adults 55 and older, has launched Silver Spring ROCKS in partnership with Levine Music. Registration is open now. No auditions are required. Interested singers can register on Encore Creativity’s website at encorecreativity.org/register, by emailing [email protected], or by calling (301) 261-5747.
The new Silver Spring ROCKS program is eager to welcome all older adults interested in singing to its inaugural season of rehearsals beginning September 5. No prior experience with singing is necessary to join. Encore ensembles provide singers with a warm, uplifting community that reduces isolation and promotes healthy relationships in an excellent artistic environment. Rehearsals will run through late December, culminating in a holiday performance to light up the winter months. The ensemble will meet each Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring Library Building, 900 Wayne Avenue, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
“Our ensembles are the perfect way to unite in the friendship and community that singing builds,” said Joshua Vickery, CEO of Encore Creativity. “There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits from singing, and we are honored to help create a world where all older adults have a place in the arts.”
The Encore ROCKS program will sing choral arrangements of a fun and eclectic mix of rock & roll hits. The repertoire will traverse the greatest hits from rock & roll history, from Bob Seger’s eternal Old Time Rock ‘n Roll (arr. Kirby Shaw) to Elvis Presley’s hit Blue Suede Shoes (arr. Jeff Funk). Each Encore ROCKS season brings a sprinkling of modern fun, with AC/DC’s Thunderstruck (arr. Anita Cracauer) and Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai (arr. Mark Brymer).
Registration for the entire rehearsal season is $190 per person and includes sheet music and a CD highlighting the singer’s voice part. A scholarship program is available to offset the cost of tuition for those needing financial assistance. For more information and a complete list of all ensembles across the nation, visit encorecreativity.org.
Join us for the Silver Spring ROCKS inaugural season!