Welcome to CDYC!


The Capital District Youth Chorale, formerly the Schenectady County Community College Children's Chorus, was founded in 1982 by Diane Warner. The singers are drawn from 67 schools in five counties of the greater Capital District of New York State. Entrance into and advancement within CDYC is based upon audition results, experience, and reliability.




Buy a CD of the 2016 Talent Gala Concert

The entire CDYC Talent Gala concert on May 22, 2016 is recorded on a 2-CD set:
Choirs on one CD, and solo performances on the other CD.
Either CD is $15, the set is $25. These prices include shipping.

To order your copy, send a check made out to "Joel Patterson" and mail to 216 Goodell Rd., Petersburgh, NY 12138.
Allow 2 weeks for delivery.



List of Memorable Performances

2016: Old North Church, Boston, MA
2015: St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC
2014: Basilica of Immaculate Conception, Washington DC
2013: 30th Anniversary Talent Gala and Dinner
2012: St. Malachy the Artists' Chapel, NYC
2010: Old South Church, Boston, MA
2009: Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
2008: Toronto Music Festival
2008: CDYC 25th Anniversary, Union College Chapel
2007: National Cathedral, Washington DC
2007: Riverside Church, NYC
2006: ACDA Children's Chorus Festival, Buffalo, NY
2006-2014: "Magic of Christmas" with the Albany Symphony Orchestra
2005: Tomorrowland, Disney World, Orlando, FL
2005: "Judy Collins Christmas Show" Troy Music Hall
2000: National Children & Youth Choirs, Carnegie Hall, NYC
1999: EPCOT, Disney World, Orlando, FL
1996: Shrewsbury Music Festival, Shrewsbury, UK
1995: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Bennington, VT
1994: Heritage Music Festival, Montreal, ON
1993: Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY
1992: Franklin & Marshall College Arts Center, Lancaster, PA
1991: Colonial Williamsburg Festival, Williamsburg, VA
1991-2015: Multiple Albany Pro Musica Concerts
1990: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
1989: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany, NY


"Voices Carrying Over Generations"





"...upstate New York's premiere children's chorus..."






CDYC Singing at the "Broadway Bash"

February 1, 2016
Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY