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.

Up Next

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3PM, BHOS will be performing Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Messiah Part Two 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 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

Support BHOS

Make a donation to the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society.

"New Beginnings" Fundraiser

We’re running a Pepper Fundraiser and we need everyone’s help to make this a success – every order counts! Make a donation to the Burnt Hills Oratorio Society.

Help us raise money for our Spring 2016 fundraiser. Ask for support from your friends and family. With a wide variety of products to choose from, they are sure to find something.

And Pepper Fundraising will deliver the orders directly to your family and friends.

When placing an order, Pepper Fundraising requires a First and Last Name associated with the organization. For "First Name" enter "Burnt Hills". For "Last Name" enter "Oratorio Society".

"Flower Power" Fundraiser

Flower Power offers top-quality flower bulbs for our friends and family members to purchase. All orders ship directly to you homes and come with a 100% money-back guarantee. And the best parts — BHOS gets to use 50% of every dollar sold to cover the cost of our Spring “Brilliant Baroque” concert.

Start now by sharing this link and/or ordering your flower bulbs for the spring.

Amazon Smile

An easy way to support BHOS is through the Amazon Smile program. Click on the link below and make your purchases on Amazon. It costs you, the donor, nothing and BHOS will receive a percentage of your purchases. An easy and free way to support your community chorus.