chorale1NoVA Lights Chorale is a community-based vocal group based in Northern Virginia. 

Participation in the Chorale is open to all interested performers in Northern Virginia and the National Capital Region. Welcoming all singers without regard to race, gender, national origin, faith, or musical training, this non-auditioned ensemble sings several concerts each year. 

Its free performances include a wide range of musical styles, including popular, jazz, global, sacred, folk, holiday, and classical.

NoVA Lights is an independent corporation, not affiliated with any religious or cultural organization.


chorale2The Chorale's inaugural concert, "The World Sings for Peace," took place on September 11, 2011, and began with handbells tolling four dissonant chords representing the four crash sites on 9/11. 

The program of remembrance included:

  • "Iraqi Peace Song" in Arabic and English, with Darlene Sellars, soloist & Nancy Hardy, cello;
  • "Ose Shalom," in Hebrew, with Chuck Gambrill, violin & Alisha  Coleman, clarinet;
  • "Like Rain Upon the Mown Field," sung in Korean by Gregory & Phidese Song, with Anna EunJoung Ko, piano;
  • "For Peace," composed for the World Council of Churches' Decade to Overcome Violence;
  • "Amani," a Swahili song of peace;
  • plus "Let There Be Peace on Earth" and other songs of peace.


See the Support NoVA Lights page for more information about the Chorale.

Our Music Director

Dr. Stanley Livengood

Doctor of Musical Arts, Choral Conducting
Primarily a music educator and conductor, Stanley Livengood has sung in and conducted numerous school, community, and church choirs. He was a featured soloist with the Fort Smith Arkansas Chorale and the Fort Smith Symphony's performance of Handel's Messiah. With a love of the theater, he has acted in plays and musicals in Illinois, Arkansas, and Maryland.  He has performed and served as music director with the DMV's Wolf Pack Theatre Company.  He currently teaches at a school in Maryland.


Our Accompanist

Anna Eun Joung Ko

Anna Ko began her performance career at 14 as organist for St. Michael's Anglican Church in Korea. She continues to perform as organ, piano, and harpsichord soloist at concerts, recitals, and other events, including a performance of Mozart's Mass and Vivaldi's Concerto at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Anna is currently music director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.