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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 Audition and Rehearsal Times:

~ Thank you for auditioning with the Chorale!

Please view our Calendar below,with upcoming dates
and times for our January/Spring 2020 Rehearsals
and Audition times.

Audition questions?
contact us at:

Rehearsal questions?
Contact us at:

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* If you are planning to audition with the Chorale, please take the time to read the section at the bottom of this page titled, "New Singer Information" about auditioning with the NVC, by clicking here.


12/10/2019 Note to new and established singers:

Our complete Rehearsal and Audition Schedule for the 2019-2020 Season is available for download below and will be updated from time to time.

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Rehearsal and Audition Dates:

Thank you for Auditioning with the Chorale!

Auditions were held on these dates:
January 13th, January 27th
February 3rd

(immediately after the rehearsals on these dates)

* If you have previously downloaded the schedule,
please re-download the most up-to-date version as of:

Please be sure to hit the "refresh" button in your browser, before saving it, to download the latest version of this PDF file.

NVC 2019-2020 Rehearsal Schedule

* Use the Calendar below for quick, online
reference for rehearsal dates:


January 2020 Audition/Rehearsal Schedule Calendar:

January Rehearsal and Audition Dates:

(To be completed - check the PDF file for complete schedule)

* Denotes January and February audition dates.

* January Audition Dates:

* January 13th
* January 27th
* February 3rd

First Rehearsal:
January 13th

Rehearsal times:
7:30 - 9:45 p.m.

* New singer auditions will be held immediately following the rehearsals on these dates.

No Rehearsal:
January 20th
Martin L. King Day
*January 27th
R: 7:30- 9:45 p.m.
*Auditions will be held immediately following rehearsal on this date.
February * 3rd, 10th, 17th
R: 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.
* February 3rd: Auditions
will be held immediately following the rehearsal.
March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
R: 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.
April 6th, 13th and 20th
R: 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.


April 24th
R: 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal

“American Landscapes”
Annual Dessert Concert

April 25th

7:00 p.m.
Concert Performance

No Rehearsal:
April 27th


May 4th and 11th
R: 7:30 - 9:45 p.m.

* (Please be sure to download a copy of the full, 2019-20 Season Rehearsal Shedule, available above).

Upcoming Concert Dates:

April 25th, 7:00 p.m. Concert:

"American Landscapes"

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

Photo of male soloist performing  close-up at Joyful Spring Delights concert.

A soloist performs at the Joyful Spring Delights concert

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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.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
is located at:
5800 Backlick Road,
in Springfield, Virginia

Click here for 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. Auditions generally occur during early September; and again in January of the New Year.

You may contact the Chorale with questions about auditions and rehearsals at the email addresses below. Each email address will be used specifically for questions regarding the designated information.

For audition questions, contact:


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The Chorale generally conducts three home concerts per season. The first occurs in early December, followed by a March, April or May concert. We also join the NVCC Annandale Chorale to perform special concerts in November. We begin rehearsing on the second Monday of September to prepare for our Fall and December Holiday concerts. Then in early January, we resume practice for our remaining concerts of the year, closing out our home concert program in the late spring.

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.

For rehearsal questions, contact:

New Singers' Information

Audition information and 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?
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!

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

3.) Audition Information:

Auditions will be held following rehearsals on the dates provided in the calendar schedule box (back at the top of this page).

In general, auditions are held in early September, as well as on the second Monday in January, and two other Mondays of the New Year, following that date. (They may also be scheduled on other specially 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. Auditions are informal and do not require any special preparation. An audition usually involves running through a few vocal exercises, and possibly, a short, familiar song. It provides our Director an opportunity to hear new singers and decide which section he’d like them to join. Potential new singers who are not available at the first rehearsal can contact us at:, to arrange an audition time.

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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