Reston Chorale Staff

David Brian Lang, Artistic Director

David Lang - The Reston Chorale David Brian Lang is a prominent choral conductor, vocal coach, professional accompanist and concert organist throughout the greater Washington, DC area. He has prepared choruses for performance in numerous concert halls working with such notable conductors as Emil de Cou, Placido Domingo, Marvin Hamlisch, Kurt Masur, and Leonard Slatkin. Mr. Lang is now in his thirteenth season as artistic director for The Reston (Reston, VA) Chorale. He also serves as director of music at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, VA, keyboard artist for Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, DC and staff conductor for Encore Creativity for Older Adults in Annapolis, MD.

A native of Burlington, NC, Mr. Lang received the Bachelor of Music degree in choral music education (K-12) and sacred music from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and the Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Louisville. He has studied under such keyboard luminaries as H. Max Smith, Melvin Dickinson, Marilyn Keiser, and Bruce Neswick. Mr. Lang has been a featured performing artist and guest conductor for conventions of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and National Pastoral Musicians (NPM).

Jay Tuttle, Associate Director

Jay Tuttle - The Reston Chorale Toronto native Jay Tuttle is passionate about choral music. He became a professional chorister at the age of seven, and never looked back. While completing his “formal” voice training at Wilfrid Laurier University, Mr. Tuttle sang with the Elora Festival Singers and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

In 2001, he moved to Los Angeles and was a featured soloist with ensembles including: the Horizon Music Group, the Los Angeles Chamber Singers (and Capella), Musica Angelica, Tesserae, and Bach Collegium San Diego. His Sundays were always filled with the offices of the Anglican tradition at various sanctuaries in the Los Angeles area. From 2009 to 2014, he held the position of assistant director of music at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, under the direction of Craig Phillips. JMr. Tuttle was the cofounder/director of the Early Music ensemble: LASchola. The group’s mission was to reintroduce sung masses within the context of the liturgy.

In 2014, Mr. Tuttle moved to Middleburg, Virginia. Since then, he has been a section leader at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown, toured with Cathedra, performed as a founding member of His Majesty’s Men, a Chicago-based ensemble, and sung throughout the Washington, DC area. He is thrilled to be serving as the associate director of the Reston Chorale.

Michael Langlois, Keyboard Artist

Michael Langlois - The Reston Chorale Michael Langlois has made a multifaceted career collaborating with other musicians. As a choral pianist, he has served Kol Shirah (Reston, VA), Kolot HaLev (Chevy Chase, MD), the Indiana University Singing Hoosiers, and others. As a chamber musician, he performs regularly with his wife, mezzo-soprano Tanya Ruth Langlois; he has also shared the stage on multiple occasions with soprano Carmen Balthrop (Metropolitan Opera) and cellist Dariusz Skoraczewski (Baltimore Symphony). As a theatre pianist, he performed at many Chicago-based theatres including Marriott Lincolnshire, the Cadillac Theatre, and Navy Pier's Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. In Jewish music, he has worked regularly with several cantors, including Cantor Susan Caro (Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation), Hazzan Arianne Brown (Adas Israel Congregation), and Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat (Shirat HaNefesh).

Dr. Langlois holds degrees from the University of Maryland (D.M.A., M.M.) and Indiana University (B.M.), where he studied with Rita Sloan and Émile Naoumoff; he previously studied with Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago. Additionally, he held the Aspen Music Festival’s Orchestral Piano Fellowship in 2011 and 2012 and earned the Graduate Certificate in Church Music from Shenandoah University, where he worked with Dr. J. Thomas Mitts.

In addition to serving as Keyboard Artist for Reston Chorale, Dr. Langlois is Director of Music at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church (Leesburg) and Choir Director/Pianist for Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (Reston).

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

President
Vice-President, Membership
Vice-President, Development
Vice-President, Patrons
Secretary
Treasurer
Member-at-Large
Member-at-Large
Music Librarian
Stage Manager
Stage Manager Emeritus
Past President
Ruth Ann Pinkman
Marjorie Brown-Holsing
Harlie Sponaugle
Kristen Wolfe-Hall
Melissa Cyrulik
Michael Lester
Shyamali Roy Hauth
Patricia Macintyre
Katie Freeman
Danny Chapin
James Morris
Ruth Overton

Emertus Staff

Frederick Wygal, Artistic Director Emeritus
Tordis Fahringer, Keyboard Artist Emerita

Honorary Board Members

The Honorable Gerald Connolly
The Honorable Janet Howell
The Honorable Catherine M. Hudgins
The Honorable Kenneth R. Plum
The Honorable Walter L. Alcorn
Cheryl Terio-Simon
Gloria Sussman

Upcoming Events

Gardens of Note

Combining two of the joys of life: gardening and music, Gardens of Note features self-guided tours of five beautiful residential gardens in Reston, with pop-up musical performances offered by members and friends of The Reston Chorale.


A Star-Spangled Salute

Join The Reston Chorale and Brass Band of Northern Virginia for a free, patriotic concert honoring those who serve and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.


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