Russell Weismann has been appointed Director of Music and Liturgy at Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Bethesda, Maryland. He leaves the post as Associate Director of Music at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. At St. Jane’s Russell will oversee the installation and tonal finishing of the church’s new Lively Fulcher pipe organ and direct a number of choral and instrumental ensembles. This past year, Russell played numerous recitals, including one at the Kennedy Center, where he was the third organist to play the Center’s new Casavant pipe organ in public recital and received critical acclaim in the Washington Post. He continues his role as sub-dean of the Washington, DC chapter of the American Guild of Organists.