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Singing As We Age; “The Nutcracker” In Charm City

Nov 27, 2019

The Towson and Columbia Encore Chorales perform a concert under the direction of Stephen Harouff at the Towson Presbyterian Church in May 2019.
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Singing is a lifelong joy, and joining a choir can stave off isolation and build friendships--big reasons why Jeanne Kelly founded Encore Creativity for Older Adults. It’s a national network of choirs where singers over 55 learn and perform rigorous choral music. Soprano Esther Layton tells us what's kept her coming back for over a decade.

Encore's free holiday concert series begins December 1st. View the schedule of concerts here. See videos of Encore performances here.

Performing "The Nutcracker" is an annual tradition at the Baltimore School for the Arts.
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And we preview the new production of “The Nutcracker” at the Baltimore School for the Arts with Laura Halm, head of the dance department, and senior Christopher Owens. Performances run December 12-14th. Information here.