Diane B. Warner (Founder/Director) 

James McGarvey (Asst Conductor/Accompanist)

Lynn Reynolds Makrin  &  Cory Moon (Musical Assistants)

Now in its 35th 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....

Listen to our voice change boys singing "Kiss the Girl"....

"Johnny I Hardly Knew You".  CDYC concert October 22, 2017


Auditions & Rehearsals start

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Rehearsals  Saturdays 9:30 AM - 12 PM

 Farnsworth Middle School, Route 155, Guilderland, NY

For more information or to schedule an audition contact 

Mrs. Redmond at

Audition Requirements 


2017 - 2018  CONCERT   SCHEDULE

CDYC Concert

SUNDAY October 22, 2017, @ 3:00 PM,  St Paul’s Episcopal Church,  Hackett Blvd,  Albany, NY

Albany Symphony Orchestra "Magic of Christmas"

SUNDAY December 3, 2017, Palace Theater. Albany, NY

CDYC Holiday Concert

WEDNESDAY December 20, 2017, Union College Memorial Chapel, Schenectady, NY

CDYC Invitational Choral Festival with Nick Page.

World premiere of a choral work commissioned for CDYC's 35th Anniversary

SUNDAY.  March 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM, , Troy Savings Music Hall, 22 Second Av, Troy, NY

Voices of Hope

SUNDAY in March @ 3:00 PM, Delmar First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Av, Delmar, NY

"Rutter's Mass of the Children" with Octavos

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018.  Proctor's Theater, Schectady, NY

35th CDYC Talent Gala

SUNDAY May 20, 2018. 

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
2006-2016: "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
1991-2017: 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