Imagine a world in which choral music uplifts and inspires all people, and unites communities in a shared love of music. With ten ensembles and eighteen musicianship classes, Fairfax Choral Society is doing just that. Offering opportunities to nearly 400 choral singers from preschoolers to adults it has provided, for more than 50 years, a place for entire families to learn, perform, and appreciate choral art. Early childhood classes for three to four year-olds start children (and parents) on a musical journey. Youth Choruses provide singers ages 5 to 19 the opportunity to expand their vocal experience in an auditioned choral program where they learn teamwork, patience, self-discipline, commitment, confidence, and pride. Advanced music theory seminars are available for committed high school students and an Adult Symphonic Chorus brings together singers who volunteer their time to enrich the community through music. A contest for young composers, music literacy classes for adults, and guest workshops for all, enrich and educate the community. You can help bring joy to singers and audiences of all ages.

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax

Age Groups Served: Infants (0-2); Pre-K (3-4); Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+); All

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American; Other

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students

Schools They Work In: Fairfax County Public Schools


  • Audience members served annually:   20,000
  • Community financial impact annually:   Over $850,000
  • Number of Singers Participating Annually:   Nearly 400 - Over 250 Youth & 120 Adults

Awards & Recognition

June 2015 Greater Washington DC Area Coral Excellence Ovation Award for Youth Programming

June 2013 Greater Washington DC Area Choral Excellence Ovation Award for Educational Outreach

April 2014 Heritage Festivals New York City Gold & Adjudicators Awards

January 2012 Joint Resolution by the Virginia General Assembly recognizing the Fairfax Choral Society's Commitment to Northern Virginia for 50 years

Press

  • 'Carmina Burana' at Mason Stage
    Thu May 1 2014, Connection Newspapers  
    Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and Fairfax Choral Society join forces to present 'a compelling piece of music.'

Budget (FY2013)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for Fairfax Choral Society is: Less than $500k

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