Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) announces a new name and a new season. To celebrate this return to performing, the group has voted to re-brand itself as Saratoga Voices to more accurately represent the variety of music its singers present and the expanded community we will serve. “We are one of the oldest mixed choruses in the Capital District,” says Board President Dave Johnson, “and we want to broaden our appeal to a variety of audiences.” The group will continue to rehearse at the BHBL High School and to perform at sites around the Capital Region Counties.
Artistic Director William Gray states “Initially, we planned a gala season for 2020-2021, but the pandemic proved that singing was one of the most dangerous activities for spreading the virus COVID-19. Now we are re-grouping and carrying out our plans for a new concert season and an overdue 50th Anniversary Gala.” The first concert will be Handel’s choral masterpiece Judas Maccabeus on November 21 at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. Next year the chorus will present a musical theater cabaret and a concert of short contemporary works. “The singers are eager to resume rehearsals and to recapture the joy of singing together,” adds Dr. Gray, “and I can’t wait to get started.”
- Community chorus that performs major choral works with orchestra
- The Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (BHOS) attracts from many communities across the Greater Capital Region
- Devoted choristers representing all age groups and vocations
- BHOS singers support the local business community
- BHOS features local soloists and instrumentalists in our concerts