About the Chorale


The Northern Virginia Chorale at  A Celtic Celebartion - March 2012

Photo credit: Dean Beasom
The Northern Virginia Chorale performs “A Celtic Celebration”
on March 24th, 2012 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.


The 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.

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, 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.

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. 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.

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 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.

Audition Information:

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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 January 8th
and 22nd, 2018.

Our Spring concert, the Dessert Pops Concert will be held on
April 14th, 2018.

We will hold our rehearsals on each of those evenings at 7;30 p.m., and the auditions will take place both before and afterward the rehearsals in the sanctuary of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

* To learn more about auditioning with the Chorale, please visit our
Rehearsals & Auditions page.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at: info@northernvirginiachorale.org.


» Read the 2017-18 Letter from Our Artistic Director, Bob Webb
for our 2017–18 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, or to join as a member.

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