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

About the Chorale header image with quote - Since 1975, enriching the community with the joy of choral music.

photo of The Northern Virginia Chorale performing with harpist, at A Celtic Celebartion - their March 2012 concert.

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 44th Performing Season this coming year, 2019–2020. Please read the Letter from our Artisitc Director, to learn more about our upcoming concert 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 in 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; at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the National Cathedral, and 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 have also received college credit for singing with us at both our holiday and spring concerts, in the past.

In return for generous support from our audiences and community, the Northern Virginia Chorale strives to provide you with quality, memorable performances, alongside rich and varied programs of musical choices. Please review our upcoming Concert Season on our Performance Schedule page, and if you are interested in auditioning to sing with us, check the information provided below for audition schedules.

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


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

Read the 2019-2020 Letter from Our Artistic Director, Bob Webb.
for our upcoming Concert Season:

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Spring 2020 Rehearsal-Audition Information:

The Chorale held auditions on the
following three dates in January of 2020:

January 13th, 27th, and Februray 3rd

Prospective new singers should check our Rehearsal information on the:
Rehearsals & Auditions page for current and complete details on auditioning with the NVC.

Both rehearsals and auditions are held in the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Auditions will be held after the Rehearsals on the dates above.

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!

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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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