Altos of The Doorway Singers
Beverly Taylor (General Manager)
Beverly is a founding member of The Doorway Singers. After receiving her B.A. and J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 1984, Beverly moved to Virginia Beach and has been practicing law and performing in the area ever since. She is also a founding member of the musical group Celtica and currently performs with them on vocals, keyboard, hammered dulcimer, and penny whistle. You may also have seen her solo acts at other local events such as the Neptune Festival, Harborfest, the Portsmouth Seawall Festival, and First Night Williamsburg.
Leanna was excited to join the Doorway Singers in fall of 2022 after returning home to the Hampton Roads area! She completed her B.A. at James Madison University and her M.A. in Music Therapy and Counseling at Drexel University. Leanna has been singing for the majority of her life, including 5 seasons with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She also enjoys dancing and has attended regional and national swing dancing conventions. She currently works as a licensed professional counselor and board-certified music therapist. She is also a certified yoga teacher.
Originally from Upstate, NY, Sarah and her family moved to Hampton Roads in 2015 and have fallen in love with beach life! Sarah holds a B.A. in Music Education from Susquehanna University, and an M.A. in Education from Elmira College. She has been teaching music in the public schools for over twenty years, maintains a private music studio, and regularly sings for churches in the area. Throughout her career she has performed in both vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as in multiple musicals. Her favorite roles include wife to Peter, and mom to adult sons, Chris and Eric.
Kat Sinclair Fenter (Secretary)
Kat joined Doorway Singers in 2020. She completed her B.S. in Biotechnology at James Madison University with a minor in Theater, and her Ph.D. in Microbiology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has always loved music and theater, most recently appearing as Nickie in Sweet Charity at LTN. Other performances include the premiere of Trophy Wife (Susan Shapiro) and Chess at Generic Theater, Guys and Dolls at both LTVB and PCT, and The Melody Lingers On, Parade, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Jewish Family Theater in Richmond. She currently teaches Biology at CNU, TCC, and VWU. In her free time, she is the choir director at Beth Chaverim and a singer in Dimensional Riffs, a nerd rock band that performs at regional sci-fi conventions.
Tara joined Doorway Singers in 2023. She has been singing and dancing most of her life and has performed locally with several theaters including Generic, Little Theater of Virginia Beach, and The Z. When she's not singing (and sometimes when she is) you can find her working as a physical therapist at Restorative Therapy Co in Virginia Beach, walking or SUPing at the beach, or hanging out with her husband and their two very spoiled cats.
Krysten has been a member of Doorway since spring of 2023. She graduated from Regent University in 2021 with a B.A. in Animation, and she loves her current job teaching high school English. Despite having no formal music background, she has always enjoyed singing with her school and church choirs. More recently she has started directing her church choir and continues to broaden her artistic scope. Krysten is thrilled to officially dip her toes into the performing scene with Doorway!
Hannah is a Doorway member as of Spring 2023! She is a graduate of James Madison University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre. Since graduation, she has taught classes at RPM Dance, performed in VMT’s production of Grease, and worked as a kindergarten teacher’s assistant at Nansemond Suffolk Academy. Hannah is excited to perform across the Hampton Roads area!