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The Northern Virginia Chorale’s Rehearsal & Audition Information
Notices for New Singers:
Thank you for your interest in auditioning with
the Northern Virginia Chorale!
The Chorale welcomes singers with a wide range of musical experience; the only requirement is that you enjoy singing with a group.
Auditions and Rehearsals:
Auditions are generally held in the fall following our rehearsals on Mondays through September and in January after New Year’s Day with the exception of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. For the 2022-2023 season only the fall auditions will take place on August 29 and on each Monday in October. They are informal and do not require any special preparation. Our Artistic Director, Bob Webb, will check your vocal range through a few voice exercises and possibly a short, familiar song.
Rehearsals are normally on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 at St. Mark’s Lutheran located at 5800 Backlick Road in Springfield, just south of I495. For the 2022-2023 season they will be held elsewhere during the month of September in preparation for our performance as a guest chorale with the Fairfax Chorale Society.
Interested singers who are not available at these times can contact us at: email@example.com to arrange for an alternate audition time.
If you are interested in auditioning with the Chorale, please follow the steps outlined under our New Singers’ Information section below, to learn more about how to audition with us.
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The Chorale welcomes singers of all voice ranges. If you are interested in joining us, please read all of the information presented below, to learn more about auditioning and singing with the Chorale.
New Singers will participate in a practice and then meet with our Artistic Director, Bob Webb, for an informal audition. 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 carefully review items 1-3, featured under the Steps to Follow to Audition with the Chorale in the second box below. Auditions are generally held in September, and again in January of the New Year.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
5800 Backlick Road,
Springfield, Virginia 22150
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The Chorale generally conducts three home concerts per season. The first may occur in November, if we hold a concert with the NVCC Annandale Chorale, as we sometimes participate in special concerts with the Reunion Music Society. Our Holiday concert is usually held in early December, followed by our participation in the Kennedy Center’s Messiah Sing-along as an optional choice for singers towards the end of the holiday season.
In the New Year, we may hold a concert in March, April, or May, depending upon our schedule that year. Auditions are usually held in early September, as we also begin our rehearsals on the second Monday of September to prepare for our Fall and December concerts. In early January, we resume practice for the remaining concerts of the performing year, closing out with our home concert program which is held in the late spring.
Chorale rehearsals take place promptly every Monday evening from 7:30 to 9:30, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
During the week prior to a concert’s performance, additional rehearsals may be held. Dress rehearsals occur on Friday evenings, prior to our Saturday performances. (Concert dress is worn only for performances, not at the dress rehearsals.)
For rehearsal questions, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR YOUR AUDITION
Please download a complete version of the Steps to Follow to Audition,
with the Chorale, after reading our instructions, below:
We are delighted you are considering becoming a member of our Northern Virginia Community Chorale. Please follow the steps outlined below, to prepare for your audition with the Chorale:
1.) First, contact us by email at: email@example.com
indicating your interest in joining the Chorale.
2.) Please let us know a little bit about:
a. Your singing experience:
— Have you sung with another group, or have you studied music, or do you have other related experience?
b. Your vocal range:
— Are you a soprano, an alto, tenor, a baritone or a bass?
c. How you learned about the Northern Virginia Chorale:
— 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? Please let us know!
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 our “Sounds of the Chorale“ page, as well as our YouTube Channel, where you may listen to several of our past, live choral performances.
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Thank you for taking the time to audition with our Chorale!
We look forward to welcoming new singers each year, and appreciate your interest in auditioning and singing with us!
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony performance
with The NIH Philharmonia and The Arlington Chorale
— at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, in Rockville
April 27th, 2019
Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
NVC Female Singer Participants
Northern Virginia Chorale singers who performed at Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Arlington Chorale. The performance also featured talented soloists as special guests.
Pictured above, from left to right: April Isla, Jessie Tannenbaum, Sarah Bachman,
Terri Anderson, Kimberly Amenabar, and Tanya Hoffman
Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
The Chorales performed with distinguished soloists.
Pictured above, a featured soloist with the NIH Philharmonia, and
the two Chorales assembled onstage after the concert.
“Selections from Handel’s Messiah”
— NVC Holiday concert of December 2017
“Joyful Spring Delights”
— NVC Spring Dessert Concert of April, 2018:
Please visit our “Joyful Spring Delights” Concert photo gallery, by clicking above.