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In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55

In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55

 

When Jeanne Kelly founded Encore Creativity in 2007, she thought she was starting a choir for adults 55 and older.

Little did she realize she was sparking a movement that is now 10 years in the making and continuing to grow.

Kelly is the executive and artistic director for Encore Creativity for Older Adults, a nonprofit dedicated to providing an excellent, accessible and sustainable artistic environment for adults over 55 that started with the Encore Chorale in Washington, D.C., and now includes 15 professionally directed Encore Chorales and six Encore Rocks choirs across the country. The main Encore Chorale performs annually at the Kennedy Center.

Kelly realized she wanted to found the organization after she led an older-adult choir for the large-scale Creativity in Aging study, which was led by researcher Gene Cohenand funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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nyadrn wrote:

In These Choirs, Singers Needn’t Apply if They’re Under 55

 

Do you sing in a choir?  

 

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Every chance I get.

 

 

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