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

Singing Grant


Saratoga Voices, a mixed community chorus, encourages the joy, passion, and power of singing for singers at the traditional high school level. We encourage all high school students (public, private, homeschoolers, and non-traditional education) to sing with us. Please refer to our “Sing With Us” page ( for more information, including registration forms.

In this instance, we have the unique opportunity to offer a singing grant, for up to ten public high school singers in Saratoga County, the opportunity to sing with us in our May 13, 2023 concert. Up to a total of ten singers from Saratoga County high schools will have their fees and music costs covered by a grant from Saratoga Arts (grant application currently under consideration). Please see the FAQ section below the poster for more details about the singing grant.

Saratoga Voices Mission Statement

Saratoga Voices embraces the choral arts within a vibrant, collaborative, and skill-nurturing environment, striving for excellence in choral performances, including diverse artists and audiences to share the joy and power of singing.

“If it involves singing, we love to do it”
Dr. William Jon Gray, Former Artistic Director, Saratoga Voices

Singing Grant FAQ and Terms

Who is eligible?

Up to a total of ten singers from Saratoga County high schools will have their fees and music costs covered by a grant from Saratoga Arts (grant application currently under consideration).

How do I apply for the singing grant application?

You may ask your public school music teacher to nominate you.  Interest responses are due by February 13 to or call 518.416.4060 – questions cheerfully answered.

What and where will we be singing?

In a concert of French masterworks, the Duruflé Requiem and the Poulenc Gloria, both sung in Latin, and the Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavane by Gabriel Fauré, both sung in French. The concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs on Saturday May 13. As needed, assistance will be provided for pronunciation of French and Latin texts.

This is an opportunity to sing repertoire seldom covered at the high school level, with a 60-voice experienced and acclaimed chorus under Guest Conductor Dr. Michael Lister.

When and where are rehearsals?

Saratoga Voices meets on Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. with some flexibility for school vacations, usually at the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School chorus room (BHBL). Rehearsals begin February 14, skip February 21, and resume weekly February 28, 2023. There will be an evening dress rehearsal on Friday, May 12 (time TBD).  

What does the grant include?

Membership registration fee and music costs are covered. An additional part of the grant includes each participating student will receive two free tickets for family members. Additional tickets may be purchased at regular rates.

Is there any follow-up?

Participating students will be given a follow-up telephone interview and their school music teachers will receive a brief online survey. Guest conductor Dr. Lister and the section mentors will be asked for their assessment of the students’ participation. Results will guide the organization in pursuing similar youth involvement in the future.

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

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