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Douglas Mears to Retire as Artistic Director Paul Leavitt Named Interim Director

The Fairfax Choral Society to Perform a Celebratory Concert to Honor Dr. Mears, Bravi, Tutti! Sunday, November 12 at National Presbyterian Church Featuring the Symphonic Chorus, Master Singers, Concert Choir, Organist Eric Plutz, Soprano Natalie Conte and Baritone Matthew Irish

Douglas Mears  (full bio here) will retire as Artistic Director of the Fairfax Choral Society after a final celebratory concert at National Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 5 pm, followed by a post-concert farewell reception. For 37 years Doug has been instrumental, through his inspiring musical leadership, in bringing the Fairfax Choral Society to the forefront of Washington choruses. He joined FCS in 1980 as accompanist, shortly thereafter became Associate Director, and was named Artistic Director in 1991. Acclaimed concert pianist, organist, composer and conductor Paul Leavitt (full bio here) has been named Interim Director of the Fairfax Choral Society.

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