Previously known as The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society
The Power of Singing

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Burnt Hills, NY 12027

What are people saying about Saratoga Voices!

"I have worked with the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society [now Saratoga Voices] since 1984 from the tenure of Glenn Soellner to its [current] director...

I have been concertmaster of the orchestra for most of that time, as well as contractor. The passion and enthusiasm for singing the chorus displays is both contagious and delightful. Under the leadership of Dr. Gray and Derek Stannard the quality of singing continues to refine, and it's a joy to make music with the group. Dr. Gray's leadership a few seasons ago of Haydn's Creation was one of the highlights of my many years of orchestral playing. Here is wishing BHOS an incredible next 50!!"

Ann Marie Schwartz Director, Musicians Of Ma'alwyck

"Singing with Dr. William Jon Gray and Derek is a thrill, not only because of the programming and level of quality to which we aspire, but because every rehearsal is a music education class. Whether it's the historical events surrounding a piece, something in the life of the composer, or the performance style of a musical period, I don't think I've ever left a rehearsal without learning something new."

Ann Marie Adamick Soloist, Saratoga Voices

"Our desire is to broaden the definition of what we do."

Dr. William Jon Gray, Former Artistic Director, Saratoga Voices

"If it involves singing, we like to do it."

Dr. William Jon Gray, Former Artistic Director, Saratoga Voices

"I discovered a musicality I didn’t know I had. The experience has transformed me as an artist."

Stacey Shinske Singer

"The magic of [Saratoga Voices, fka] the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society is that its mission is not derived from the charisma of any individual, but from its devotion to great music and to coming together as a group to create something which is more meaningful than anyone could produce by oneself. Singing in [Saratoga Voices] allows participants to contribute at their own highest level of personal intellectual commitment, physical control, technical discipline and to gain new strength and self-respect through this common endeavor."

Dr. William Jon Gray, Former Artistic Director, Saratoga Voices

"Every rehearsal with Dr. Gray and Derek is like attending a vocal master class."

Doug Davis Singer

I really appreciate the opportunity the Oratorio Society gives to High School singers through the Spring competition. Music and singing are so important to me and it really was a wonderful compliment to be recognized during this competition. I leave for college on Tuesday to further pursue my acting and singing and I want to thank you again for the scholarship money. The Oratorio Society does great work instilling confidence in young singers.

Zachary Simpson 2020 Winner of Burnt Hills Oratorio vocal scholarship

When open calls came for the group I came running, paid for the entire season. I plan on coming for the next open call... cuz I LOVE singing. I enjoy it. I relish it and it's in me. This is where I want to be.

S. A. Singer

I leave every rehearsal with a song in my heart.

Terry Johnson Singer

Our director continues to amaze me with his knowledge.

Johnine Simpson Singer

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