Reston Chorale Staff

David Brian Lang, Artistic Director

David Lang - The Reston Chorale 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 ninth season as the artistic director for The Reston Chorale, Maestro Lang also serves as director of music for Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church in McLean and Theological College in Washington, DC. He is a conductor for Encore Creativity for Older Adults and keyboard artist for Washington Hebrew Congregation. Through R. A. Daffer Church Organs, Inc. of Jessup, MD, Lang is the DC and northern VA sales director for Rodgers, Johannus, and Makin organs.

Previously, Lang served as the director of music and master of the choristers for Saint John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, VA, as director of music for Saint Catherine of Siena in Great Falls, VA, and as principal organist for Saint John's Episcopal Church-Lafayette Square (Church of the Presidents), in Washington, DC.

Mr. Lang received his Bachelor of Music degree in choral education 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 - The Reston Chorale 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 - The Reston Chorale 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, Membership
Vice-President, Patrons
Vice-President, Development
Member at Large
Member at Large
Member at Large
Music Librarian
Chorale Archivist
Stage Manager
Ruth Ann Pinkman
Ellen Torzilli
Kathleen Gohn
Kerri Kilbane
Teresa Heindel
Nancy Diener
Carol Nahorniak
Patricia Macintyre
Kathleen Driscoll
June Harper
Chris Jones
James Morris
Ruth Overton

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
Cheryl Terio-Simon
Gloria Sussman

Upcoming Events

Gardens of Note

Explore a selection of Reston's beautiful private gardens—and enjoy musical entertainment provided by members of The Reston Chorale—followed by a lovely Garden Party at Hidden Lane Residential Landscapes.

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