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Information for New Singers



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July 2018 Notice for Auditioners & Singers:

Our first Rehearsal for the Fall Season
will be held on:

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

* Please check our updated Rehearsal Dates,
provided in the schedule box with the green
header, below.

Auditions for the Fall 2018 Season
will be held on:

Mondays, September 10th, 17th, and 24th
at 7:00 p.m.

—in the sanctuary of
St. Mark's Lutheran Church at
5800 Backlick Road in Springfield, Virginia.

For directions to the church and more information on auditioning, please read below.

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The Chorale welcomes singers of all voice ranges.

If you are interested in joining us, please read below
to learn more about auditioning and singing with the Chorale. Auditions typically take place in the sanctuary of:

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
5800 Backlick Road, in Springfield, VA.

* Directions to St. Mark's

We will meet upstairs in the church. You'll be asked do an informal audition with our Artistic Director, Bob Webb. There is no need to prepare music in advance for the audition.

To learn more about how to audition with the Northern Virginia Chorale, please read and follow items #1-3 in the New Singers Information section below, for details. You may also contact the Chorale at info@northernvirginiachorale.org
with questions.

Our Upcoming Fall 2018 Rehearsal Schedule
will be posted below:

Upcoming Audition & Rehearsal Dates:


Monday, September 10th

7:-00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.



Monday, September 17th

7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.




Monday, September 24th

7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m




* Rehearsals in the fall, will be held every
Monday night until December 1st, our concert date.

* Upcoming Dates for our
Dress Rehearsal & Concert

— Dress Rehearsal date:




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Typically, the chorale conducts three home concerts per season. The first occurs in early December, followed by a March and a May concert. Typically we begin rehearsing in late August to prepare for our December Holiday Concert. Then, in early January, we resume practice for our remaining two concerts of the year, closing out our home concert program in May.

Chorale rehearsals involve a two-hour weekly rehearsal when the chorale is in session. Rehearsals take place promptly every Monday night from 7:30 to 9:45 in the Fellowship Hall located in the basement of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, located at 5800 Backlick Road, zip code 22150, in Springfield.

During the week prior to a concert’s performance, additional rehearsals may be held as well as a dress rehearsal on Friday evening, prior to the Saturday evening full performance.


Please visit our Contact Us page for directions
to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

New Singers' Information

Steps for new singers who are interested
in joining the Northern Virginia Chorale:

We are delighted you are considering becoming a member of our Northern Virginia Community Chorale. Here are the steps to follow to become a member:

1.) Contact us by email or telephone, indicating your interest in joining. Our email address is: info@northernvirginiachorale.org. Additionally, you may contact us at the following phone number: 703-239-1980.

2.) Please let us know a little bit about:

a. Your singing experience — For example, do you have three years in a local church choir, or other related experience?

b. What your vocal range is — Are you a soprano, an alto, tenor, baritone or bass?


c. How did you learn about the Northern Virginia Chorale — For example, did you learn of the NVC through our website or elsewhere online; by word-of-mouth, or perhaps through a recommendation from another local musical group?

Thank you for taking the time to audition with our Chorale! We look forward to adding and welcoming new singers to our chorale each year, and appreciate your interest in auditioning with us.

3.) Audition Information:

Fall Auditions
will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the dates provided in the schedule box above.
In general, auditions are also held on the second Monday in January, and/or on other designated dates. Auditioners will meet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, in Springfield, Virginia, prior to rehearsals on the dates provided above.
You will meet with our Artistic Director, Bob Webb, for a brief audition in the sanctuary area of the church, which is located in the basement of

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, at:
5800 Backlick Road in Springfield, Virginia 22150
. (Please refer to our Directions page, for convenient directions and a map.)

Our Musical Director, Mr. Robert Webb, will check out your vocal range by having you sing some basic scales and melodies in the privacy of a one-on-one setting. He may also ask you to select a song from an American song book such as, My Country ’Tis of Thee, and sing a portion of it.

Please note, we have a wide range of musical experience among our Chorale members. Some singers were past music majors in college, while others have taken up choral singing later in their lives. To give you a feel for the concert standards our director expects of us, please visit the Audio pages and the YouTube section of our website, where you can view and/or listen to some of our past, live choral performances. It should also be noted that our director enables us to reach the high standards of excellence in our concert performances by teaching us “how to sing effectively in a choral setting.”

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