Membership in BHOS is open to singers without audition. Our mission of excellence in presenting public performances of choral masterworks is achieved with a couple of key ingredients. They include:

Membership Fee
A concert fee in very small part offsets the considerable cost of staging serious choral works. Professional orchestras and soloists along with location fees represent some of the costs incurred. The membership fee varies with each performance season. See below for current information.

Music and Marked Scores
BHOS provides musical scores that are carefully marked by the Artistic Director. The markings include word pronunciations, phrasing and breathing, counting and cut-offs (such as beat placement of a final “s”), interpretive comments, and other valuable and interesting comments about the music. This practice is adopted to add efficiency to rehearsal time and to ensure consistency of execution and performance. Singers are asked to use the provided marked scores during rehearsals and performances. The end result of all singers “being on the same page” is successful and artistic performances.

Fees
$55 per concert plus cost of music which varies for each concert.

OR

$246 for all four concerts including music.
(a savings of 20%)

To register, please download the registration form, fill it out, and mail it with a check for the total membership fee to:

BHOS
PO Box 76
Burnt Hills, NY 12027

Attendance
Our rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 at the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, 88 Lakehill Rd, Burnt Hills, NY 12027.

Questions?
Pedro Aviles will gladly answer them!

Call him at 518-356-5920 or e-mail. Please be sure to note “BHOS MEMBERSHIP” in the subject line.

Concert Dress
Women: long or ¾-sleeve black blouse (jet-black, please), long black skirt or pants, black shoes, and black socks/nylons.
Men: Tux or facsimile – black jacket, black pants, white shirt, bowtie, black shoes (no sandals, please), and black socks.

PLEASE: no perfume, after-shave or glittery jewelry. Note that dress may change, with notice, for a given performance.

Audience
A full audience certainly motivates the performers to sing their best. It’s up to each of us to encourage friends, family and co-workers to come out and support our group by purchasing tickets and attending our performances.