Started in 1962, the Fairfax Choral Society's mission is to enrich the lives we touch through the performance, education, and appreciation of choral art. With nine ensembles and sixteen musicianship classes, FCS is one of the largest choral groups in Northern Virginia providing opportunities to choral singers from preschool through adult.
The Adult Symphonic Chorus, comprised of about 120 volunteers who audition annually, is conducted by Artistic Director Dr. Douglas Mears. The Adult Chorus has received rave reviews for its performance of choral masterworks in collaboration with arts organizations throughout the Washington region.
The FCS Youth Choruses, under the direction of Patrick Vaughn and Caroline Crocker, provide singers in grades PreK-12 the opportunity to expand their vocal experience in an auditioned choral program. The FCS Youth Choruses have sung for choral festivals, schools, church concert series, and other special events.