Anne Keiser has sung with The Choral Arts Society since 1975 and has served on its Board of Directors since 1988, twice serving as the Board Chair. For twenty-seven years she was a member of the Senior Choir at St. Alban’s Church under the direction of Norman Scribner who was also the Founding Artistic Director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington. She received her BA in Music from Middlebury College in Vermont.
When not singing, Anne is a freelance travel photographer based in Washington DC. She worked at The National Geographic Society as a photographer in the Society’s Television Division. Over many years, she documented the humanitarian efforts of famed Mount Everest climber, Sir Edmund Hillary and his work with the Sherpa people. She produced several books on this subject including Sir Edmund Hillary & The People of Everest that tied in with the fiftieth anniversary of the famous climb. Anne’s photography has focused on public health and conservation in third world countries.
As well as Chorus America, Anne serves on boards that relate to her interests in life, including The Choral Arts Society of Washington, The Greater Himalayas Foundation, The Middle East Institute, The Smithsonian Women’s Committee, the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund US and is currently a board member of The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. She resides with her husband Doug Lapp, also a singer, in Washington DC.