Altos of The Doorway Singers

Laura Oliver

Laura has been a Doorway member since 2017. Beginning with her first solo in church at age 6, she has been hooked on music.  After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Southern Wesleyan University she came back to Hampton Roads and has been singing ever since. She plays keyboard in the worship band at River Oak Church.  When she is not singing, playing piano or doing community theatre she is busy at www.afrugalchick.com.

Ava Stevenson

Ava joined Doorway in 2017 as its youngest member to date! She has been singing ever since she could talk and enjoys performing around Hampton Roads. Her first singing gig was at the oceanfront with her older brother Jaron when she was just 14 years old. She is currently studying finance and business analytics at Old Dominion University while minoring in vocal music. You may have seen her as Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (Hurrah Players), or in the ensemble of Hairspray at Little Theatre of Virginia Beach.

Beverly Taylor

Beverly (General Manager) 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.

Kat Sinclair Fenter

Kat (Secretary) 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 OnParade, 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.

Sarah Fagan

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.