On May 21st, The Merion will host Evanston Encore Chorale’s debut concert, Sounds of Spring. An affiliate of the national Encore Creativity organization, Evanston Encore is a non-auditioned chorus comprised of older adults. More than 30 singers from Evanston and the surrounding area will perform at the concert, which is free and open to the public.
The concert is the culmination of the first six-week pilot session of the Evanston Encore Chorale. Jonathan Miller, director of Chicago A Cappella, launched the initiative as an opportunity for older adults to perform with their peers in a professionally conducted choral group. The Merion hosts the weekly rehearsals.
The Merion is the perfect venue for Evanston Encore Chorale. The luxury rental senior community located in the heart of downtown Evanston is well known for hosting the finest musical talents. “Music is essential to The Merion; it’s such an important part of who we are,” said Margaret Gergen, director of leasing at The Merion. “We host many musical performances and draw large audiences. Now we’re excited to facilitate an opportunity for our own residents, as well as other seniors in the area, to actually be the performers. This is especially fitting in May, Older American Month, during which time we celebrate the talents and passions of seniors.”
Sounds of Spring, which will feature a light and diverse repertoire, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st at The Merion. It is free and open to the public. Evanston Encore Chorale is being co-sponsored by The Merion and North Shore Village. For additional information about Evanston Encore, visit www.EncoreIllinois.org or www.tinyurl.com/EncoreIllinois.
As Read in the Chicago Tribune