At the Hop: Those Fabulous Fifties!|
Bop to the beat of the fabulous 1950s as The Reston Chorale steps back in time to the days of sock hops, soda fountains and rock and roll.
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Reston Chorale Staff - The Reston Chorale.
David Brian Lang, Artistic Director
Since his 2000 arrival in the Washington, D.C., area, David Brian Lang has gained prominence as a leading professional accompanist, vocal coach, concert organist and choral conductor. He has prepared choruses for such venues as The Kennedy Center, George Mason Center for the Performing Arts and Wolf Trap. He has also worked with notable conductors, including Emil de Cou, Placido Domingo, Rodney Eichenberger, Marvin Hamlisch, Kurt Masur and Leonard Slatkin.
Now in his seventh season as the artistic director for The Reston Chorale, Lang also serves as director of music at Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church in McLean and as keyboard artist for Washington Hebrew Congregation. In addition, he is sales director for Rodgers digital organs, Roland instruments and Ruffatti pipe organs through R.A. Daffer Church Organs, Inc. of Jessup, Md.
Previously, Mr. Lang served as the director of music and master of the choristers for Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, as director of music for Saint Catherine of Siena in Great Falls, and as principal organist for Saint John's Episcopal Church-Lafayette Square (Church of the Presidents).
Mr. Lang received his Bachelor of Music degree in choral music education (grades K-12) and sacred music from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He attained his Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Louisville.
Allan Laino, Associate Director
Allan Laino is emerging as a versatile conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral repertoire. As Associate Director of The Reston Chorale, he conducts Camerata, the Chorale's chamber ensemble. While earning his doctorate at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, he was entrusted to prepare ensembles for collaborations with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra.
From 2012-14, he served as assistant conductor (La Bohème & Die Zauberflöte) and chorus master (Idomeneo, La Bohème, & Die Zauberflöte) for the Maryland Opera Studio. He also directed the East Coast premiere of Jack Perla's Love/Hate.
He is currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Michael Poplar Springs, and enjoys an active career as a professional chorister in the D.C. area. He earned his D.M.A. in Choral Conducting at UMD (2015), and his M.F.A. in Choral Conducting (2009) and B.A. in Voice (2006) at the University of California, Irvine.
Tordis Fahringer, Keyboard Artist
Tordis Fahringer began studying piano at the age of five. She received her Bachelor of Arts, with a major in music, from Douglass College (Rutgers University) in New Brunswick, N.J. Following graduation, she lived and worked in New York City, where she studied piano with Jascha Zayde.
Ms. Fahringer is the organist and accompanist at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Falls Church. Prior to joining The Reston Chorale in 2004, she was the accompanist for the Master Singers of Virginia for nine years. She also accompanied The Reston Chorale for rehearsals and the performance of Carmina Burana for two pianos and percussion in 2003.
Ms. Fahringer has performed piano duet concerts on several occasions with David Lang as part of the Meet the Artists program under the auspices of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University.
Susan Meeks-Versteeg, Managing Director
Susan Meeks-Versteeg brings extensive marketing, communications and management experience in nonprofit, association and business arenas to her role with The Reston Chorale. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, Ms. Meeks-Versteeg oversees the Chorale's annual concert performances and coordinates publicity and community outreach for the Chorale. Ms. Meeks-Versteeg is also the founder and principal of Cadenza, providing communications and event management services for the nonprofit sector and corporate social responsibility programs. Prior to founding Cadenza in 2000, Ms. Meeks-Versteeg held marketing, communications and event management positions with C.C. Pace Systems, Freddie Mac and United Way of America. Her work has earned accolades from clients and awards from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the International Association of Business Communicators, and PR Casebook. Ms. Meeks-Versteeg studied voice at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She has served in volunteer leadership positions with local arts organizations, including Youth Orchestras of Prince William and the Asaph Ensemble. While at Freddie Mac, she also served as a corporate liaison and volunteer with the Arts Council of Fairfax County's International Children's Festival.
Board Of Directors
Vice-President, Patrons & Development
Member at Large
Ruth Ann Pinkman
Honorary Board Members
James and Karen Cleveland
The Honorable Gerald Connolly
The Honorable Janet Howell
The Honorable Catherine M. Hudgins
James and Susan Jones
John T. Morris, Jr.|
The Honorable Kenneth R. Plum
Robert E. Simon, Jr.
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