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The Choral performing Westside Story Suite at “Joyful Spring Delights,” Annual Dessert Concert of May 2018. | Photography by Dean Beasom

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New Singers’ Information about
Rehearsals and Auditions

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Notices for New Singers about Rehearsal Times:

View our Calendar below,with upcoming dates
and times for the Spring 2019 Rehearsals.

Audition questions?
contact us at:

Rehearsal questions?
Contact us at:


Note to All singers:
Please download a copy of our full,
2018-19 Auditions and Rehearsals Schedule:

Full-year 2018-19 Rehearsal Schedule in PDF format.

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Spring 2019 Audition/Rehearsal Schedule:

Remaining April and May Rehearsal Dates:
April 8th
7:30 p.m.
April 15th
7:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, April 23rd
Special rehearsal for Beethoven's 9th Symphony at St. Mark's

Dress Rehearsal:
Friday, April 26th
at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

7:30 p.m.



7:30 - 9:30 p.m.




April 26th & 27th

April 29th
7:30 p.m.
May 6th
7:30 p.m.
May 13th
7:30 p.m.
May 17th
Dress Rehearsal for
Dessert Concert
7:30 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal

* (For the full 2018-19 Season Shedule please
download the PDF file above this calendar.)

Upcoming Concert Dates:

"A Little Light Music"
May 18th, 2019 (Dessert Concert)

Join the fun!
Chorale members had a fantastic evening singing Beethoven's 9th with the NIH Symphony Orchestra

Photo of smiling NVC female singers pictured at the Beethoven's 9th Symphony performance with the NIH Philharmonia in April of 2019.

NV Chorale Singers who performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony
along with otherVirginia choral members, and the NIH Philharmonia
at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church in Rockville, Saturday April 27th

From left to right:
April Isla, Jessie Tannenbaum, Sarah Bachman,
Terri Anderson, Kimberly Amenabar and Tanya Hoffman

The Northern Virginia Chorale and the Arlington Chorale performing with the NIH Philharmonia

The NIH Philharmonia with the NV Chorale and the Arlington Chorale, after the performance.

Second photo showing soloists in center, performing with the NIH Philharmonia, NVC and Arlington Chorales

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A soloist performs at the Joyful Spring Delights concert

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
located at:
5800 Backlick Road, in Springfield, VA.
* Directions to St. Mark's

We will meet upstairs in the sanctuary. 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. Auditions generally occur during early September, and again in January of the new year. You may contact the Chorale by email regarding auditions at the following email address below, and the rehearsals email address will be used specifically for questions regarding rehearsal information.

with relevant questions.


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The Chorale conducts three home concerts per season. The first occurs in early December, followed by a March and a May concert. We begin rehearsing on the second Monday of September 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 take place promptly every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:45 in the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150.

During the week prior to a concert’s performance, additional rehearsals may be held. Dress rehearsals are on Friday evenings, prior to the Saturday performance. Concert dress is worn only for performances, not dress rehearsals.


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 at: indicating your interest in joining the Chorale.

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 following rehearsals 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 with our Artistic Director Bob Webb, for a brief audition in the sanctuary area of the church. Bob Webb will check out your vocal range by having you sing some basic scales.

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

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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