About Us

The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) attracts many passionate, devoted vocalists from communities across the Greater Capital Region. These singers represent all age groups and vocations. BHOS strives to present authentic performances of major choral works and discover challenging contemporary pieces.  Membership in BHOS is open to singers without audition. Our mission is excellence in presenting public performances of choral masterworks.

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Call for Singers: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 7:00 PM, BHOS will hold its first rehearsal for Mozart Requiem at Immaculate Conception. Registration starts at 6:30.

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BHOS announces its 2016/2017 season!

Lose yourself in the powerful and transcendent genius of Mozart’s immortal Requiem Mass. 11 November 2016

Experience the fun of New-York style cabaret dinner theatre as we present the immortal songs of George Gershwin. 4 February 2017

Thrill to the drama of a fiery and dynamic performance of Mendelssohn’s masterpiece Elijah! Late Spring 2017

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Welcome William Jon Gray
New Artistic Director

The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) is pleased to announce the appointment of William Jon Gray as its new Artistic Director.

Dr. Gray brings a rich background in vocal performance, choral and orchestral conducting.

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Rehearsals on Tuesdays 7 PM
Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School

BHBL High School

88 Lake Hill Road
Burnt Hills, NY 12027

The chorus rehearses on Tuesday nights, 7:00, in the choral room of the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School. Parking is available behind the school, right next to the choral room entrance.


Rehearsal time and place are subject to change, due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Please verity by phone or email.

Gray left“William Jon Gray conducted the combined [Carmel Bach] Festival Chorale and members of the Festival Orchestra in a religious masterpiece, not one of Bach’s but the massive Claudio Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 to the largest packed house I’ve seen at Old First in over 35 years of on-and-off reviewing there. It created a sensation, as indeed it deserves when so ably presented. Fine playing and excellent vocal work littered the evening with one peak experience after another…the applause hit like a prolonged tsunami.”

Monteverdi’s Vespers in San Francisco
Heuwell Tircuit of the San Francisco Classical Voice

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