Encore Chorale

Come Sing with Us!

Encore Chorale is for anyone age 55 and older who enjoys singing or making new friends. Men and women of any skill level are welcome! Directed by Matt Gaunitz, NISOM's Encore Chorale features a fun, social atmosphere and songs you know and love. No experience or audition is required. The group gives frequent informal performances plus community concerts. 

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NISOM's Encore Chorale was established in 2014 and is a member of the national organization Encore Creativity for Older Adults. Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. NISOM's Encore Chorale Director Matt Gaunitz has previously served as Choral and Musical Director of United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa.

Registration Form

Join Encore

Sign up today! To join, simply submit an Encore registration form with payment to NISOM. Each semester is only $25 to participate. Join at any time! There is no registration deadline. Returning members from the past year do not need to fill out a new registration form and can bring payment to the first rehearsal. Contact NISOM at (563) 690-0151 or admin@nisom.com with questions.

All Rehearsals: Fridays 10:00-11:30AM at Christ Church, Fountain Park

Spring 2017 Semester: Begins January 10



October 15, 2016: Music of the British Isles, NISOM's 15th Anniversary Concert
7PM at Clarke University, Jansen Hall

December 13, 2016 Holiday performance 
1-2PM at Oak Park Place

December 20, 2016 Holiday performance
1:30PM at Sunset Park Place

April 23, 2017: Spring concert with DCSO and New Horizons Band
2:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church



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