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Sing Joyfully with ESYO Chorale, Audition Today!

Auditions take place June 18-19 at Helderberg Reformed Church In Guilderland Center

What is ESYO Chorale?

ESYO's Concert Chorale is an after-school choral ensemble for high school musicians that performs and explores a wide range of challenging choral repertoire, including classical and symphonic masterworks, contemporary, traditional, and a capella selections.

How do I Audition?

Auditions for the Fall/Winter concert cycle are open to high school vocalists in grades 10, 11, and 12. Audition videos are due October 10, 2021.

Young musicians interested in ESYO Concert Chorale must prepare, record, and submit required excerpts. Excerpts include measures 78 to 94 of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus and Grüber's Silent Night. A music teacher recommendation is also required. Excerpts and video submission guidelines are available online at

You may choose to submit an optional recording of a NYSSMA Level V or V1 solo.

How do I join?

If selected, members register online for ESYO Concert Chorale and pay a $300 tuition for the term. Economic hardship should not be a barrier. Since our founding, ESYO has upheld a promise to our musicians— anyone who successfully auditions for an ESYO Ensemble can participate, regardless of their family's ability to pay.

When are the rehearsals & performances?

ESYO Chorale rehearses on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm from October through mid-December. ESYO's great holiday spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, December 19, 2021. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Saturday, December 18, 2021.