Artistic Director Bob Webb leads the Chorale and orchestra in“We Remember Them,” Fall Concert of 2017. | Photography by Dean Beasom


The Northern Virginia Chorale at  A Celtic Celebartion - March 2012

Photo credit: Dean Beasom

The Northern Virginia Chorale performs “A Celtic Celebration”
— concert of March 2012,
at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

A History of the Northern Virginia Chorale

The Northern Virginia Chorale formerly known as the Springfield Choraleis celebrating its 43rd Performing Season this coming year, 2018–2019. Please read our Letter from our Artisitc Director to learn more about our 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.

In 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 Marco’s Cathedral in Venice. In previous years, we have performed in Varna, Bulgaria; Salisbury, England; Munich, Germany; Vienna, Austria; 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.

Closer 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. 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.

As 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.

In return for generous support from 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.

Director Bob Webb conducts the Chorale beneath a stained glass window at St. Mark's Luteran church.


2018-2019 Rehearsal and Audition Information:

Our first rehearsal of the Fall 2018 Season
will be held on:

Monday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m.
at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Auditions for our upcoming season will be held
on the following dates:

September 10th, 17th, and 24th
at 9:30 p.m., after the rehearsals on those dates

— Both rehearsals and auditions are held in the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

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:, with questions. We look forward to welcoming new singers this season, and thank you for your interest in singing with the Northern Virginia Chorale!



» Read the 2018-19 Letter from Our Artistic Director Bob Webb
for our upcoming Concert Season.

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» Visit our Performance Schedule page for more information
on our concert performances.

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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.

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