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: firstname.lastname@example.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 you found out about the NVC — For example, did you learn of the NVC through the Internet, such as from our website; by word-of-mouth; or a perhaps a recommendation from another local musical group?
3.) Audition Information:
Auditions this year, will be held at 9:30 p.m. on the 11th and 18th of September, 2017. In general, auditions are also held on the second Monday in January, or on other designated dates. Auditioners will meet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, in Springfield, Virginia.
You will participate with us in the rehearsal, then meet with our Artistic Director, Bob Webb afterwards, 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.”