We welcome you to join 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 at the conclusion of each semester. The highlight of the holiday season has been the December concert at the Kennedy Center featuring more than 200 Encore singers on the Millennium Stage.
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 the 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 moves to a larger rehearsal space for Fall 2017.
We are excited about this opportunity to attract many new singers! We welcome singers from neighboring communities beyond the borders of Reston. We will rehearse at United Christian Parish of Reston on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. The first rehearsal is September 5, 2017.
Fall 2017 Session: September 5 through December 19
No auditions are required. Singers may be seated for rehearsals and performances.
TUITION: $175 fee includes fifteen 90-minute rehearsals, expert instruction, sheet music, rehearsal CD in your voice part, and concert performance(s) in December. Tuition fee is the same for Reston residents and for non-residents.
ADDRESS:United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190 MAP: Click here for a map and directions to UCP
REGISTRATION: Click here to register online