Join The Reston Chorale

The Reston Chorale's 55th season will include The Wonder of the Season holiday concert with Brass of the Potomac (December 11, 2021); Music of Czech Composers, featuring Antonin Dvorak's Mass in D Major (March 13, 2022), and Appalachian Spring sharing the beauty of the region through music and visual art (May 7, 2022).

Audtions

We invite singers of all voice parts to audition for The Reston Chorale. Auditions take place by appointment throughout the season.

The Reston Chorale auditions are designed to provide the artistic director with information about the applicant's understanding of music and singing. Prepared excerpts (see below), a short sightreading exercise, and a vocal range assessment constitute the audition.

The musical excerpts to prepare for your audition are:

To request an audition, contact us at Membership@RestonChorale.org

Singing Safely

For the health and safety of our members, the Board of The Reston Chorale has established guidelines regarding COVID-19.

  • For the 2021-22 Season, the Board requires those members singing in person to show their vaccination card when they audition or register for the season.
  • Those who are not fully vaccinated (including recommended time after inoculation), are welcome to join as Associate Members. Associate Members will have access to rehearsal recordings through Zoom or YouTube, but will not participate in person in rehearsals or performances unless subsequently fully vaccinated.

Rehearsals

The Chorale rehearses on Tuesday nights from 7:00 - 9:30 pm at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Members are expected to attend all regular rehearsals, as well as dress rehearsals. Limited absences will be granted for business travel and/or illness.

Membership Dues and Other Fees

Annual membership dues for both new and returning members are $250, but for new members joining in January, the fee will be prorated to $125.

For those who join in January as Associate Members, the prorated fee is $75. If an Associate Member subsequently is fully vaccinated and wishes to sing in a concert, an additional fee of $50 per concert will be assessed.

Music for each concert is available for purchase at rehearsals. The cost of music usually runs between $20 and $40 per segment.

Concert Attire

The Reston Chorale women's formal concert gown and jacket can be purchased from our costume coordinator for approximately $120. Women also wear black hosiery and black shoes. Men are responsible for their own tuxedos with two bow ties and cummerbunds (one black and one red), and white wing-collar tuxedo shirt. (For pops and other concerts, attire may vary, such as all black or black pants/skirts and jewel-toned shirts/blouses.)

Questions?

Please contact us at membership@restonchorale.org or at 703.834.0079. We look forward to hearing from you!


Upcoming Events

The Wonder of the Season

Experience the wonder of the season when The Reston Chorale presents a concert of holiday favorites, with guest artists Brass of the Potomac. It's a musical holiday treat for the entire family!


Handel's Messiah Sing-along

Enrich your holiday season by singing the glorious Christmas portion of G.F. Handel's Messiah, featuring soloists Margo Rood, soprano; Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo soprano; Jacob Perry, tenor, and James Shaffran, bass, accompanied by strings and organ.



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