Tenors of The Doorway Singers
Tommy joined Doorway in the summer of 2019, but moved out of country briefly. After finishing studies in Japan, he returned to the states and moved from his home state of Minnesota to Virginia Beach to find a fresh start. He has spent much of his life in various choir, theatre and dance groups. He started a few bands during his time in Japan and sang at events and restaurants. He was recently accepted into a music school in Tokyo and hopes that he can return soon to continue his studies there, but until then he is having a blast performing again with his Doorway family.
Dan (Business Manager) has been a Doorway member since 2010. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Journalism from Regent University in 2012 and since then has worked with many theater companies in the area in various capacities. Dan has also worked with several Virginia Beach and Newport News high schools in their creative arts departments, and now works as the Office Manager at Virginia Musical Theater in Virginia Beach. Writing and composing are his passions, and much of his work can be displayed through his own creative company, coLABoration Theater. https://www.facebook.
David (Treasurer) joined Doorway Singers for Dickens' Christmas in 2019 and doesn't plan to retire from the group until his vocal chords give out! He started his musical journey in elementary school with the All City Choir, then he was hooked and couldn't wait for more opportunities to perform. He has been part of groups such as Virginia All-State Choir and Senior Honors Choir in high school, and the advanced chorus while studying Vocal Performance at Virginia Tech. In addition, he was a part of Naturally Sharp, an all male A Capella group when they were selected for the Best of College A Capella CD with a chilling rendition of "Wake Me Up" (Google it!). David later became music director for the group and assisted in arranging and recording their CD. Now, he's back in the a capella and choir world, and he's ready to hit the ground running!
Brent is returning to Doorway after a 2-year break. He studied Vocal Performance at Old Dominion University, and has performed with Lyric Opera Virginia, the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Chorale, Virginia Musical Theatre, Theatrics, and more. His notable roles include Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Adam/Noah in Children of Eden, and you can hear him as a hired soloist at First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach.
Gavin joined Doorway in the summer of 2018. He completed his B.A. in church music and vocal performance at the University of Valley Forge before pursuing his Master’s degree in music education (with a concentration in conducting) at Old Dominion University. He has performed on stage with the Little Theater of Norfolk, Zeiders American Dream Theater & Virginia Musical Theatre. Besides Doorway, Gavin's other musical endeavors include being the choral scholar at Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and directing the Suffolk Center’s Children's Chorus. He enjoys inspiring people and creating an environment for learning and loving through the arts.