Melodies of Christmas Chorale

The Melodies of Christmas Chorale is formed annually through competitive auditions in the summer to perform with the ESYO Symphony Orchestra at the annual Melodies of Christmas concerts at Proctors in Schenectady. Melodies of Christmas, CBS 6′s popular holiday program, has raised more than $8 million to date for the pediatric oncology program at Albany Med. 

Deadline for applications: May 20, 2019

  • Must be in grades 10, 11 or 12 in September 2019.
  • Prepare all the excerpts. The audition will include a NYSSMA level 5 sight reading selection.
  • Must be able to attend all performances (December 19-22, 2019)
  • Must be able to attend Tuesday evening rehearsals beginning in October through December.
  • Teacher evaluation required by May 20, 2019. 
Audition Dates & Location

2019 Melodies of Christmas Chorale auditions will take place on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 at the Helderberg Reformed Church in Guilderland Center located at 435 NY-146.

Rehearsals & Performances
  • Rehearsals: TBA Tuesday evenings beginning in October through December.
  • Performances: December 19-22, 2019
Teacher Evaluation (Choral Directors Only)

Please submit an evaluation for your student by May 20, 2019. Click here to access the form.