We welcome you to join our 14th chorale, the Encore Chorale of Reston, for singers 55+, under the direction of David Lang, conductor of the well-known Reston Chorale. David is assisted by Chorale Master Lee Lipsey. If you have ever sat in the audience enjoying a performance of the Reston Chorale conducted by David Lang and thought how wonderful it would be to sing in a chorale under his direction, now is your chance. There are no auditions for the Encore Chorale of Reston, singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances, and rehearsals are held during daylight hours.
Encore Chorale attracts singers who have sung their entire life, singers who have not sung in 20, 30 or 40 years, and some who are exploring choral music for the first time. After 15 weeks of rehearsal, all of our Encore Chorales perform free concerts for friends, family and the community, at large, high profile venues. Baltimore/Washington/Northern Virginia chorales will perform more than a dozen community concerts in December 2016. The highlight of the holiday season for the last eight years has been the December 23 concert at the Kennedy Center featuring more than 200 Encore singers on the Millennium Stage, and we expect 2016 to be no different.
David Brian Lang is a prominent choral conductor, vocal coach, professional accompanist and concert organist throughout the greater Washington area. He has prepared choruses for performance in numerous concert halls, and worked with such notable conductors as Emil de Cou, Placido Domingo, Marvin Hamlisch, Kurt Masur, and Leonard Slatkin. Lang is now in his sixth season as artistic director for The Reston Chorale. He also serves as keyboard artist for Washington Hebrew Congregation and is sales director for Rodgers digital organs, Roland instruments, and Ruffatti pipe organs through R. A. Daffer Church Organs, Inc. of Jessup, MD.
Mr. Lang previously served as director of music and master of the choristers for Saint John Catholic Church in McLean (2005-2014); as director of music for Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Great Falls and as organist for Saint John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Square (The Church of the Presidents). A native of Burlington, NC., Mr. Lang served as director of music / principal organist for the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption (1983-2000), and as artistic director for The Louisville Youth Choir.
Mr. Lang received a Bachelor of Music degree in choral music education and sacred music from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and a 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).
UPDATE: Fall 2017
Encore Chorale of Reston will move to a larger rehearsal space for 2017-2018. We are excited about this opportunity to attract many new singers. We will rehearse at United Christian Parish Reston on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 - 4:00. Our first rehearsal will be http://www.ucpreston.org/directions. For map and directions:
Registration for the 15-week Fall session opens on August 1, 2017.
No auditions required. Singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances.
Chorale rehearses Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:00
Fall session begins Tuesday, September 5, 2017
includes 15 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performances for friends, family and the community in December.
LOCATION: United Christian Parish,11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190.