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Artistic Staff

Jane Alcorn

A native of Nova Scotia, pianist Jane Alcorn attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and later completed an Artist and Licentiate Diploma in Piano Performance at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. During the twenty-four years that she and husband Michael lived in Connecticut, Jane taught piano privately and enjoyed experience as an accompanist and chamber player. In those years she served as both Registrar of the Young Musicians Festival of Fairfield County and as Coordinator for practical and theoretical examinations sponsored by the Royal Conservatory of Music. She joined the Williamsburg Choral Guild as Staff  Accompanist in the Fall of 2011.

Rebecca Davy

A native of Washington State, Rebecca Davy, organist, completed her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance at the University of Puget Sound under Edward Hansen. While an organ student of Ladd Thomas, she earned two masters degrees from the University of Southern California, in organ performance and music history, and completed additional theory and history studies, concentrating on early 20th-century music.

Organ lessons under Robert Kee began at age 10, and by age 11, Mrs. Davy was playing for services in her home church. She has concertized widely during her career, plays more than forty organ and harpsichord Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church each year and is in demand for additional solo, choral, and orchestral engagements in the local community and beyond.

 

Williamsburg Youth Chorale Co-Directors

Ann Porter

Ann is enjoying the world of choral music with young people, presently directing the Bruton Cantores Children’s Choir and co-directing the Williamsburg Youth Chorale. She is grateful to the Guild for its enthusiastic support and leadership in providing opportunities for young singers in our community. She presently sings in the Pelham Choir at Bruton Parish Church.

 

 

 

Genrose Lashinger

Genrose is a retired elementary music teacher at Matthew Whaley School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she taught for thirty- four years. In 1992 she was named Outstanding Music Educator of Virginia by the Virginia Music Educators Association. Mrs. Lashinger has been the assistant choirmaster at Bruton Parish church as well as soprano soloist and section leader.  She also serves as a lecturer in music at the College of William and Mary. She was the founding director of the Rainbow Connection, a select children’s choral group who served as the goodwill ambassadors for the Williamsburg-James City County Schools. In retirement Genrose directs the Joyful Noise Choir at Bruton Parish Church and the Colony Chorus at Patriot’s Colony Retirement Community and sings with the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus. She is an active James City County-Williamsburg Master Gardener serving as volunteer manager for Mattey’s Garden at Matthew Whaley School.