Diane B. Warner (Founder/Director) 

Lynn Reynolds Makrin (Assistant Conductor)

Jim McGarvey (Accompanist)

Karen Houlahan (Music Instructor)

Now in its 37th Year!

New York Capital Region’s Premier Young Peoples’ Choir

Serving Youthful Voices ages 9-18 

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 45 schools in 4 counties of the greater Capital District of New York State. 

Superb vocal training, unmatched musicality, sophisticated repertoire,

 unique performance opportunities, interesting travel, choral singing at its finest

Entrance into and advancement within CDYC is based upon audition results, experience, and reliability.

Our singers say it all....


      "The Armed Man" CDYC senior chamber sings with Albany Pro Musica 2017, "Sanctus".  Such an incredibly powerful piece of music set to a visual backdrop.


2019 Fall Rehearsal Schedule 


First rehearsal for new and returning singers:

Saturday, September 14, 2019

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Farnsworth Middle School

Route 155, Guilderland, NY

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"Voices Carrying Over Generations"

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