Current Open Sessions

Encore Illinois combined choirs at Fourth Presbyterian Church, August 11, 2016


To see the current Winter/Spring Chorale schedule, click here.

To see the upcoming Summer 2017 “Encore Rocks” choirs (10 weeks, mid-June to mid-August), click here.

There are six (6) Encore Chorale locations currently running in the Chicago area in the winter/spring of 2017. Winter/Spring Chorales are full 15-week sessions, including weekly rehearsals and culminating in performances in each Chorale’s neighborhood as well as a combined concert downtown.

You will meet incredible people with wonderful stories to share, all united by a love of singing and of the community that choral music creates. It’s a full-immersion, total mind-and-body experience as singers bring their warmth, humor, perspective and personal histories to the Chorale.

Tuition includes musical direction for all rehearsals, sheet music to keep, a practice CD for your voice part, the ability to make up or add rehearsals at any Encore location in the area (since we all are preparing the same music at the same time), and the option to participate in any Encore performance at the end of the 15-week session. Winter/Spring ‘17 Chorales will include locations in Evanston, Hyde Park, Hinsdale, Gold Coast, River Forest and Arlington Heights. In addition to receiving an e-mail confirmation when you register, you’ll also receive by e-mail (about a week before your first rehearsal) a detailed description of what to bring, how to enter the building for your Chorale location, parking advice, and so on. We look forward to singing with you!