Dumbarton's chorus is led by A.J. Welch, who jonied us in spring, 2015. In addition to serving as Director of Music Ministries at Dumbarton, A.J. is an active pianist and conductor in the Washington D.C. area.
As a performer, he has played at the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the U.S. Congress and at numerous area embassies and universities. He is the resident keyboard artist with the Georgetown Chorale, conducts a Chevy Chase-based singing group, and teaches piano lessons both in a private studio and at the Wolf Trap Education Center. He is pursuing a master's degree in music at the University of Maryland.
The choir rehearses on Thursday nights, with some optional brush-up sessions on Sunday afternoons. Expect a choir piece at the service about every third Sunday in season.