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, CBS6′s popular holiday program, has raised more than $8 million to date for the pediatric oncology program at Albany Med. 

The Audition Process

The deadline to apply for auditions for the 2019 Melodies of Christmas Chorale has passed. Please check back in Spring 2020 for audition information.

Requirements
  • 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. 
Audition Dates & Location

The deadline to apply for auditions for the 2019 Chorale has passed. Please check back in Spring 2020 for audition information.

Rehearsals & Performances
  • Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings beginning in October through December.
  • Performances: December 19-22, 2019
Teacher Recommendation Form

An evaluation from your choral director is required as part of the application process. 

2019 Chorale Members Only

Please register only if you've been accepted into the Melodies of Christmas Chorale. Complete registration by mailing a signed, hard-copy of the consent forms.