ESYO Chorale


JulieTaylorConductor: Rae Jean Teeter
Membership: 75 High School Vocalists
Auditions: Early June
Rehearsals: Weekly on Wednesday evenings

ESYO Concert Chorale is ESYO’s flagship choir for experienced high school vocalists. Members of ESYO’s Concert Chorale perform and explore a wide variety of of challenging repertoire from classical masterworks and symphonic masterpieces to traditional folksongs, and contemporary choral works by living composers.  The Chorale receives regular coaching from professional musicians and performs on great choral stages throughout upstate NY, including the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and Proctors. ESYO Concert Chorale is featured alongside ESYO Symphony Orchestra in Melodies of Christmas, CBS’s popular holiday concert that has raised more than $8 million for The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancers & Blood Disorders at Albany Medical Center. 

Starting in the 2022-2023 season, ESYO is proud to extend the stage beyond the Melodies of Christmas and provide a year-round ensemble experience for the area's most advanced high school choristers.  Musicians placed in ESYO Concert Chorale may choose to perform in just the Melodies of Christmas or register for the full year and take advantage of everything that ESYO Chorale has to offer.