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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Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3PM, BHOS will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria and highlights of Handel’s Messiah as an audience sing-in at Arthur B. Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

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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 Start Tuesday, 1/26/16

The first rehearsal for the Spring, 2016, concert is Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7:00 at the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School choral room.

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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