David Allen, conductor of the new ENCORE ROCKS Reston was born and raised in Manchester, England.
As a professional musician he found his way to London where he spent many years as a music director, composer and conductor. He conducted the BBC Radio Orchestra and later entered the world of music theatre. David has conducted at many "West End" theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and The Prince of Wales, Leicester Square. He has been the music director for many European tours including "West Side Story", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Hair", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Oklahoma!".
David is currently the music director at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Reston VA. He also teaches piano and voice. He is married to Susan, whom he met in New York when he cast her in the role of Laurie in "Oklahoma!" They have three very musical children.