seventy-voice, Northern Virginia Chorale—formerly known
as the Springfield Chorale—will be celebrating its 42nd Season this performance year, 2017–2018. Please read the seasonal, Letter from our Artistic Director below, to learn more about our performances this Season.
From its inception in 1975, the Chorale has sought to
present performances of distinguished choral music from a variety
of genres. With a vast repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary music,
the Northern Virginia Chorale has achieved a well-earned reputation
for providing its community with high quality performances, under
the leadership of its talented artistic and musical director, Mr. Robert S. Webb Jr.
addition to its three local concerts each season, the Chorale
has also performed in several European venues. In July of 2008, we participated in a musical festival in Northern Italy consisting
of nine chorales. We conducted seven concerts near Verona and
Lago di Garda, culminating our tour by singing at San Marcos
Cathedral in Venice. In previous years, we have performed in Varna,
Bulgaria; Salisbury England; Munich, Germany; Vienna, Autsria; and Paris, France. The Chorale also developed an exchange program with the Claye Vocale in Claye-Souilly, France giving concerts there in 1999, and
again in 2002. In 1988, we participated in the First International Warwick
Choral Festival, in Warwick, England led by the world-renowned
composer John Rutter, whose works the chorale has frequently performed at home.
to home, the Chorale has sung with the Washington, Fairfax,
and Alexandra Symphony orchestras; and at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; the
National Cathedral; the French Embassy; as well as in the
Pageant of Peace on the National Mall. More recently, we have also had the honor of singing with the distinguished Metropolitan
Chorus, for the Handel’s Messiah Sing-along concert at the Kennedy Center.
part of its outreach program, the Chorale gives numerous concerts
each year at area retirement and nursing homes, for veterans
organizations, and for civic and business events. It has
benefitted from its association with the Annandale Campus of the
Northern Virginia Community College, whose students also receive college
credit for singing with us, at both our holiday and spring concerts.
return for generous support from our our audiences and community,
the Northern Virginia Chorale strives to provide you
with quality, memorable performances, along with rich, and varied programs. Please review our upcoming Concert Season on our Schedule page, and if you are interested in auditioning to sing with us, check the information provided, below.
The Northern Virginia Chorale holds auditions at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at 5800 Backlick Road, in Springfield.
* Our next auditions will be held on September 11, and 18, and 25th, 2017.
We will hold our rehearsals on each of those evenings at 7;30 p.m., and the auditions will take place afterwards, at 9:30 p.m.
* To learn more about auditioning with the Chorale,
please visit our
Rehearsals & Auditions page.
Auditioners will meet downstairs in the Fellowship hall, and the audition itself will take place in the sanctuary area of the lower level. If you have any questions, you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check our website again in January, for future dates and times,
If you would like to support the Northern Virginia Chorale during the Season, please
visit our Support the Chorale page for further instructions on how to make a donation, place an advertisement in our brochures, purchase tickets to any of our upcoming concerts, or to join as a member.