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

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Encore Creativity for Older Adults
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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.

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Performing "The Nutcracker" is an annual tradition at the Baltimore School for the Arts.

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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.