The Chancel Quartet serves as section leaders to the Chancel Choir, providing vocal leadership. They also help lead Taize worship the first Sundays of the month.
Kathryn Morgan, Soprano
Kathryn Morgan is currently a General Music Teacher and Music Therapist at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia. Kathryn is currently in her first year singing with the Voce Chamber Singers. Kathryn graduated from James Madison University in 2020 with a bachelors degree in Music Education with a minor in Special Education. While at JMU she was a member of their premier choral ensemble, The Madison Singers and served as the soprano choral scholar at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Kathryn is so excited to be joining the Lewinsville Presbyterian Church’s Music Ministry.
Jeannette Mulherin, Alto
Jeannette has served as the Chancel choir’s alto section leader since 2001. She holds an undergraduate degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a graduate degree in Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations from Georgetown University. Jeannette is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Writing and Rhetoric program at George Mason University. She works as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. In her spare time, Jeannette writes for the Maryland Theatre Guide, handcrafts her own soap, and plays a mean Irish fiddle.
Evan Ayars, Tenor
Evan Ayars was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, but moved to Virginia not long after. He grew up in McLean and graduated from Langley High School in 2001. While at Langley, Evan was in the Madrigals all four years. He also was active in the Drama department and was nominated for a Cappie Award for his role as the Teen Angel in Grease in 2000. Evan graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education from James Madison University in 2005. Currently, Mr. Ayars is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Education at George Mason University.
Evan has been teaching general music, chorus, and piano in Fairfax County Public Schools for 13 years. Evan is an avid performer; singing at weddings, performing in choral groups in the DC area.
Zachary Gutierrez, Bass
Zachary Gutierrez, our new bass section leader, received his B.M in Voice Performance and Choral Conducting at The Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, CT. Opera performance credits include Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, David in Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and George Jones in Weill’s Street Scene. Choral soloist credits include Bass Soloist for Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Paukenmesse. He was also featured as a conductor for a performance of Bruckner’s Ave Maria with the Hartt School Chamber Choir at the Connecticut Music Educator’s Association Conference in 2016 and as an opera scenes conductor with Hartt Opera Theatre.