Founded in 1975 as the Springfield Chorale, the currently named Northern Virginia Chorale is a 45-50 voice ensemble of auditioned singers drawn from the Northern Virginia area. Each year, the Chorale presents a series of innovative concerts in the community, including classical and popular music, as well as specially commissioned new choral works. The Chorale has sung with the NIH Philharmonia, the Fairfax, Alexandria, and Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale symphonies, has toured in Europe several times, and has hosted both French and British choirs in joint concerts in Northern Virginia.
Robert S. Webb, Jr., retired Associate Professor of Music at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), has been the Artistic Director of the Springfield/Northern Virginia Chorale since 1982.
The Chorale is an officially IRS-approved non-profit, tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code. The applicable determination letter from the IRS is included in the Eligibility Documents.
Mission and Goal. The Chorale’s mission and goal is to present programs of high-quality vocal music for public entertainment and personal enrichment, while promoting greater knowledge and appreciation for both classical and modern music among residents of Northern Virginia. This overall enrichment supports Fairfax County’s goal of increasing cultural awareness through the performing arts. Additionally, it is a natural outgrowth of the Chorale’s core values that good music performed well brings joy to both performer and listener, and well-presented performances enhance appreciation of the arts in the local community.