Diane B. Warner (Founder/Director) 

James McGarvey (Asst Conductor/Accompanist)

Lynn Reynolds Makrin  &  Cory Moon (Musical Assistants)

Now in its 34th 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.


Auditions & Rehearsals start Saturday, January 7, 2017

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



Concert with Voices Boston

SUNDAY January 15, 2017, @ 3:00 PM,  St Paul’s Episcopal Church,  Hackett Blvd,  Albany, NY

Invitational Choral Concert at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

SUNDAY.  March 12, 2017 @ 3:00 PM, , Troy Savings Music Hall, 22 Second Av, Troy, NY

Voices of Hope

SUNDAY, March 26, 2017 @ 3:00 PM, Delmar First United Methodist Church, 428 Kenwood Av, Delmar, NY

“The Armed Man” (Senior Chamber and Voice Change only)  as guests of Albany Pro Musica 

SATURDAY,  May 6,  2017 @  7:30 PM,  EMPAC  (RPI Campus) Troy, NY

Talent Gala at First Reformed Church of Scotia

SUNDAY, May 21, 2017, 4 pm. First Reformed Church of Scotia, Scotia. NY

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
2006-2016: "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