Diane B. Warner (Founder/Director) 

Lynn Reynolds Makrin (Assistant Conductor)

Jim McGarvey (Accompanist)

Karen Houlahan (Music Instructor)

Now in its 36th 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.

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 19, 2019

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 

Spring 2019 rehearsal schedule 

Saturdays at Farnsworth Middle School

1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:30-8p @ Farnsworth

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:30-8p @ Farnsworth



Spring 2019 performances include:

Sunday March 3 @ 3:00PM First Reformed Church of Scotia

To benefit Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless Children’s Programs


Sunday March 31@ 3:00PM Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy


Fifth Choral Invitational Concert

 Sunday May 19 @ 3:00PM First Reformed Church of Scotia

Annual Talent Gala


Sunday June 2 @ 2:00 PM Festival of Young Artists II

 Saratoga Performing Arts Center

With ESYO and Northeast Ballet

Memorable performances

2018   Festival of the Young Artists at SPAC, Saratoga Springs, NY
2018   Thirty-fifth Anniversary Talent Gala & Dinner
2018   Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, QUE
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