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Our fall 2023 season ushers in the Chorale's 40th year of singing.  Join us to sing Rutter, Pinkham, Walker. (One of them will be at the concert!)  Rehearsals are on Mondays 7:00-9:30 PM at Carmel High School (free standing music building near the football field).  Experienced singers are encouraged to join us.  Please see below for additional information.


The Putnam Chorale is inviting new singers to join its 50-person community chorus.  Directed by Dr. Jason Tramm, the Chorale draws performers from Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess counties in NY and Fairfield County in CT.  The fall 2023 program will feature the holiday music of John Rutter (Gloria and others, Daniel Pinkham (Christmas Cantata), and the carols of  Gwyneth Walker.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at 7  PM, but will begin on Thursday, September 7, 2023, to observe the holiday weekend.  Registration on Sept. 7 is 6 to 7 PM (with rehearsal at 7 PM).  Location is Carmel High School music building.

Tuition is $150 for the fall semester, including music.  To add your email to our notification list, write to :  If you are interested, you may also call 845.520.7574 for more information.

Singers in the Chorale come from different backgrounds and levels of experience.  There is a special need for tenors and basses, but all singers are welcome.  While there is no audition requirement, it is expected that the participants have some music background, or prior experience singing in a choral/choir group.  Questions are welcome and can be directed to:

The Putnam Chorale is the largest community chorus in Putnam County, NY. It has been serving audiences since 1984 by providing high quality choral and orchestral music and academic commentary.  The two-fold mission of the Chorale is to provide amateur and aspiring professional singers an opportunity for choral singing and to provide the community with compelling performance experiences.

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Singers Welcome

Auditions are not required for membership.  Simply show up, sing, and an appropriate placement will be made. We take our singing seriously and provide as much support as we can to bring out the potential in each chorister.  Support includes rehearsal audio aids, sectional rehearsals, and regular vocal workshops. Rehearsals are generally Monday nights in the Carmel, NY, area.  Although the Chorale relies in part on member dues for operating funding, discreet waivers are available as requested. Finances should never get in the way of the joy of singing.

Major Concerts

Major concerts are generally the end of April and early December.  Rehearsals are Mondays 6:45-9:00 PM, at school or church venues that vary by availability.  Rehearsing begins in late August or after Labor Day and runs through late April with the usual holiday breaks.  Occasional fun vocal training workshops and "run through" rehearsals are on Saturdays.

Scheduling conflicts for rehearsals are readily accommodated. Don't rule yourself out because of personal or business schedules.

Ensemble Opportunities

In addition to the two seasonal concerts, the Chorale creates a variety of smaller ensemble groups for more targeted singers with genres such as Broadway tunes and Christmas music.  The possibilities are unlimited and new proposals are readily entertained.