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Melodies of Christmas is Back!


melodiescutoutreducedThe excitement is building around the grand return of CBS Albany's Melodies of Christmas! After the COVID-19 pandemic paused the annual benefit concert, the Capital Region's favorite holiday tradition is back for the 2022-2023 season. The concert weekend begins Thursday, December 15, and runs through Sunday, December 18, 2022, on the MainStage at Proctors in Schenectady.

High school vocalists from schools across the region and ESYO's flagship Symphony Orchestra are the heart of the benefit performance, which has raised over $8 million for the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Disorders at Albany Med. In-person vocal auditions for the 2022 Melodies Chorale will take place on Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, 2022 at the Helderberg Reformed Church in Altamont. Rehearsals for the annual tradition begin in October.

Are you interested in singing in the ESYO Melodies Chorale? Auditions are free and open to vocalists in grades 10, 11, and 12 who actively perform in their high school choir. Two excerpts of choral repertoire according to your voice classification and a sight-reading exercise are all you have to do. -->Get Excerpts


Voice Auditions are Saturday. September 24-25, 2022

To join an ESYO Melodies Chorale, you must complete an audition. 

Sign up for an in-person audition today.