To share the joy and enhance the appreciation of choral music through high-quality performances that develop our skills, engage our audiences, and grow both our membership and our following.
We are the Loudoun Chorale, a colorful tapestry of voices from across our community, woven into a harmonious whole – one living, breathing expression of song.
We welcome all who revel in the joy of making music together and in the rich texture of diverse genres – sacred and secular, classical and contemporary, simple and grand.
We are committed to excellence, a balance of precision and artistry which we cultivate through the discipline of practice. Our craft is a vibrant gift that we share with our audiences to entertain and transport.
. . . And our song goes on, beautiful.
The Loudoun Chorale is a community-based arts organization which was created to respond to the need of local performers to offer quality music presentations on a continuing basis. The Chorale seeks to serve the community by continuing the long tradition of local vocal-arts groups to keep alive the musical treasures of the past, as well as providing a venue for today's musical experience. The Chorale does not require auditions and welcomes all who share the love of vocal music, either as performers or audience.
Max Nolin is a choral conductor, music educator, and church musician based out Bethesda MD and Northern Virginia. As a music educator Max has a passion for inspiring students to become lifelong musicians. He is currently the Middle School Choir and Handbell Director at Norwood School, located in Bethesda, Maryland where he works with grades 5-8. Previously he was the grade 6-12 vocal music teacher at the Edmund Burke School, in Washington DC where he was responsible for developing and growing the vocal music program. Max is the artistic director of the Loudoun Chorale, a one hundred voice community choir based out of Leesburg, VA. Max has led the chorale in a diverse selection of choral music including major performances of Brahms’ German Requiem and Handel’s Messiah. Max is also the Sanctuary Choir Director at Bethesda United Methodist Church in Bethesda, Maryland where he prepares a volunteer choir in varied repertoire for weekly worship services.
Max received his Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey under the guidance of Dr. Joe Miller. While at Westminster, Max was the assistant conductor of the school's touring and flagship ensemble, the Westminster Choir. He helped prepare the choir for their West Coast Tour and performances at Spoleto Festival USA. He also led them in a performance of the Poulenc Gloria on the Westminster Choir College campus. His choral singing experiences with the school included performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Vienna Philharmonic. Max received his undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace University located outside of Cleveland, Ohio. At Baldwin Wallace, he double majored in voice performance and music history and literature while studying conducting with Dr. Dirk Garner.
Max serves as membership coordinator on the board of the MD/DC chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. He is also in demand as a clinician for school and community choirs. Max is an advocate for diverse and high-quality music prepared and performed with a tremendous sense of joy and community. He believes every person should have a place to sing.
Beverly Clark is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, where she studied both piano and organ. Dr. Marie Beotte, who taught at West Virginia Wesleyan College, was her organ instructor. Graduating from Parkersburg High School, she was granted a music scholarship to West Virginia University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Organ Performance in May, 1958. In May, 1998, she graduated from Shenandoah University with a Masters degree in Organ Performance. While at school and at present, she accompanies numerous college musical groups and has performed solo works during the school’s Bach/Handel weekend. In the year 2000, she passed the American Guild of Organists Colleague Examination.
She has held numerous church Music Director positions: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Morgantown, WV; Baptist Temple and Sr. Paul’s UMC, Parkersburg; Grace UMC, Middletown,
Virginia, and has recently retired after 36 years from the Front Royal Presbyterian Church. She has also served as accompanist for Parkersburg Choral Society, Front Royal Oratorio Society, Piedmont Chorus, Middleburg, VA, and currently is accompanying the Loudoun Chorale, Leesburg, VA. She was invited to play in a memorial concert for her former teacher at West Virginia University, Dr. Clyde English.
She and her husband are the proud parents of three children and six grandchildren. They reside in White Post, VA.