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 deadline for 2019 applications has passed. Please check back in the spring for 2020 application information.

2019 Chorale Members Only

Please complete the registration form by July 15 and mail a signed, hard-copy of the consent forms by August 1. 

  • 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 29, 2019. 
Audition Dates & Location

Applications for the 2019 Melodies of Christmas Chorale auditions have passed.

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