Who We Are

We are the Valley Chorale of Front Royal (formerly the Front Royal Oratorio Society), bringing choral music to the northern Shenandoah Valley since 1962. As the area’s longest-established community chorus, our aim is to put great choral music at the heart of civic and community life and, in so doing, entertain, illuminate and uplift our families, friends and neighbors. The men, women and youth in our current roster of singers come from Frederick, Clarke, Warren, and Rappahannock counties.

We do not have a formal audition process, but our Artistic Director will voice-test potential singers to determine the vocal part and range that best suits each voice. The Valley Chorale welcomes singers ages 15 and above.

Our repertoire covers a wide variety of genres and styles, from popular and contemporary to classical and folk music with an emphasis on 20th- and 21st-century composers.  We strive to include something that will engage our diverse audiences while challenging and enriching our singers.  Our annual Christmas concert is a very popular local tradition of over a half-century. We also present a spring concert and perform at civic events.