Did you know…

  • That singing releases stored muscle tension and decreases the levels of a stress hormone called cortisol in your blood stream?
  • That singing improves blood circulation and an oxygenated blood stream allow more oxygen to reach the brain, improving mental alertness, concentration, and memory?
  • That singing is known to release endorphins, the feel-good brain chemical that makes you feel uplifted and happy?
  • That one of the unexpected health benefits of singing is that it can improve your social life?
  • That when you sing together with others, you’re likely to feel the same kind of camaraderie and bonding that players experience on sports teams?
  • That rehearsing on Thursday evening makes Friday at work almost like a Saturday?

Join us and stay healthy!



Auditions Announced

We will hold auditions on Thursday, January 19 between 5 and 6:30 pm at

the Unitarian Universalist Society
12 Ford Avenue
Oneonta, NY


All voices are welcome, and tenors and basses are always needed. Sight reading not required,  but some choral experience is helpful.


What if I don’t read music?
Not a problem; a better question might be “Do you have any choral experience?” or “Do you have a good ear for music?” If the answer is “yes,” reading music is a skill you get better at with practice.

What is the time commitment?
We rehearse once a week at the UU Church on Ford avenue from 7 pm to no later than 9 pm in Oneonta beginning early in September until our December concert.  See the   schedule on the right side of this page

Are there Dues?
While we do raise money with ticket sales, fund-raising events and grant applications, each semester we do ask for $25 from students and $50 from all others. However, anyone for whom this would be a burden is welcome to apply for relief.

How do I get more information about the group?
Please check the “About Us” tab above to learn more about our director and our youth programs.

How do I contact you?
The simplest way is to email CCS @catskillchoralsociety.com to register your interest in joining. We’ll schedule the simple audition where we’ll get to know your voice and you’ll get your questions answered.


Singers’ schedule

Here are the dates for rehearsals and performances.

Date Event
Thursday, January 26 First Rehearsal at UU
Thursdays, February  2 –
April  13
Rehearsals at UU
Thursday, April 6 (Easter week) (No Rehearsal)
April 20 “Dress” Rehearsal
April 21, at 7pm First performance
April 22 at 3pm Second Performance
Catskill Symphony collaboration  
April 27 at 7pm CSO rehearsal at UU
May 4, at 7pm  CSO Rehearsal @ UU
May 10 at 3pm “Dress” Rehearsal @ SUCO
May 11 time to be determined “Dress” Rehearsal @ SUCO
May 12 time to be determined Dress” Rehearsal @ SUCO
May 13  2:00-4:30 
“Dress” Rehearsal @ SUCO
Performance @