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:
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- 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
- '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.'
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