credit: Dean Beasom
The Northern Virginia Chorale performs “A Celtic Celebration”
— concert of March 2012, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
The Northern Virginia Chorale —formerly known
as the Springfield Chorale— is celebrating its 44th Performing Season this coming year, 2019–2020. Please read the Letter from our Artisitc Director, to learn more about our upcoming concert performances this year.
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, Austria; and in 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; at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the
National Cathedral, and the French Embassy, as well as in the
Pageant of Peace on the National Mall. Each year, we also have 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 have also received college
credit for singing with us at both our holiday and spring concerts, in the past.
return for generous support from our audiences and community,
the Northern Virginia Chorale strives to provide you
with quality, memorable performances, alongside rich and varied programs of musical choices. Please review our upcoming Concert Season on our Performance Schedule page, and if you are interested in auditioning to sing with us, check the information provided below for audition schedules.
» Visit our Performance
Schedule page for more
on our concert performances.
» Read the 2019-2020 Letter from Our Artistic Director, Bob Webb.
for our upcoming Concert Season:
Fall 2019 Rehearsal-Audition Information:
The Chorale held auditions on the
following three dates in September for the Fall 2019 Season:
September 9th, 16th, and 23th
Prospective new singers should check our Rehearsal information on the: Rehearsals & Auditions page for details on auditioning with the NVC. We will hold more auditions for our spring
season, in January of 2020.
Both rehearsals and auditions are held in the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Auditions will be held after the Rehearsals on the dates above.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is located at 5800 Backlick Road, in Springfield, Virginia 22150.
Learn more about auditioning with the Chorale
by visiting our:
Rehearsals & Auditions page.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions. We look forward to welcoming new singers this season, and thank you for your interest in singing with the Northern Virginia Chorale!
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.