Highlands Ranch Encore Chorale

One week in the summer of 2013, Brian Leatherman directed a choir for the Road Scholars program in Ft. Collins. His long-time colleague, Cindy Runkel served as accompanist. As the week of rehearsals and performance closed, Brian suggested that he and Cindy should pursue something like this in Denver, as Brian was due to retire from public education in June 2014.


During the fall and spring of 2014-2015, they discussed and explored the possibility of a day-time, non-auditioned choir for folks 55 or better. A member of the Ft. Collins choir suggested contact with Jeanne Kelly of Encore Creativity in Washington D.C.


Shortly thereafter, 5280+ Encore Chorales became the first Colorado affiliate of Encore Creativity. When Cindy and Brian approached Jamie Noebel, Director of Community Relations, Marketing & Events for the Highlands Ranch Community Association, her response was overwhelmingly positive and has been a crucial part of their success.


The Highlands Ranch Encore Chorale was founded in September 2015 with an almost immediate growth to 70+ members. Currently, we have 115+ members.


The choir performs concerts of its own and joins the South Suburban Encore Chorale for joint concerts as well.


Come sing with us!!!!




We rehearse Friday mornings from

early September to early December and

early February to early May

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Recreation Center at Southridge

4800 McArthur Ranch Rd

Highlands Ranch, CO 80130


Upstairs in the Wildcat Mountain Auditorium


You are WELCOME and ENCOURAGED to attend one of our rehearsals, to see us in action and meet our wonderful singers!