Stan Pretty

Stan Pretty has been an ACIS/Encore tour manager for over 15 years. As an actor, he has performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad. He has also directed a number of large-scale community plays and even received an MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for his work in 2004.

  • The Emerald Isle’s Successful Adult Choir Tours

    The Emerald Isle’s Successful Adult Choir Tours

    The performances, sightseeing and very special pleasure of experiencing the famous friendliness of the Irish first-hand made these Encore choir tours absolutely unforgettable for my adult musicians.

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  • Diary of an Encore Tour Manager, April 2015 – Featuring the Saratoga Springs HS Fiddle Club

    Diary of an Encore Tour Manager, April 2015 – Featuring the Saratoga Springs HS Fiddle Club

    Arrival Day on an Encore Tour Easter Sunday morning, Shannon Airport, Ireland, waiting for The Saratoga Springs High School Fiddle Club. Due at 7:00am but, as usual, a tail-wind has made them...

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  • Music Teachers – The Best Gift Givers!

    Music Teachers – The Best Gift Givers!

    Many of us can recall our favorite teacher, or certainly the one that has had the most influential impact on us. Often what they've given to us is the most precious gift of all: the love of music.

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  • Chelsea Pensioners in Attendance for Encore Performance Tours

    Chelsea Pensioners in Attendance for Encore Performance Tours

    As an Encore Tour Manager, I have had the pleasure for many years of taking visiting choirs and other ensembles around the British Isles for performance tours. Encore organizes concerts for these...

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  • College Music Tours in Ireland

    College Music Tours in Ireland

    Céad Míle Fáilte – the traditional Irish welcome. It means “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes”. What could be more welcoming? And what is more – they mean it! I have been traveling Ireland with college...

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