Submissions for 2019 auditions are now closed.
If you would like to be kept on file for future auditions, please contact us. Thank you for your interest!

We are NYC's most popular modern holiday vocal entertainment.

We're New York City's carolers.

We're New York Holiday Singers, Inc.

(And you could be, too.)

About our company: Since our company's founding in 2009, our hard work and focus on professional jazz & contemporary musicality — far beyond traditional "caroling" — has led to our company proudly becoming New York City's most in-demand modern acappella holiday entertainment.

This is one of the best companies I’ve ever worked for, entertainment or otherwise. The rehearsal process requires a lot of work, but come December, the gigs are SO worth it. Some of the coolest performance opportunities of my life have been with the Choristers, and the arrangements are legitimately fun and fulfilling to sing. I look forward to our season every year.
Ashley Ball
Soprano, New York Holiday Choristers
DJ/Producer, Educator, Advocate
Resident DJ at The McKittrick Hotel, Music Producer for 2019 Rose Parade, 2018 Dallas Cowboys Christmas Spectacular, and more

This isn't your garden-variety caroling gig.

We've been seen & heard as the "house band" on two holiday episodes of Good Morning America (2017, 2018) and Fox 5 New York's "Friday Night Live Holiday Special" (2015), opened for Pentatonix on their holiday tour's NYC swing (2017, as well as performing in the Beacon Theatre lobby prior to their concerts in 2017 and 2018), had our company and founders profiled on CBS Sunday Morning (2014) and Crain's New York Business (2011), featured on The Rachael Ray Show, interviewed on WFUV and WQXR, and many more national and local media appearances. We've been the official carolers of the Bryant Park Santa Parade since its start in 2014, and have had residencies singing for Facebook Portal's holiday pop-up (2018), Loews Regency Park Avenue's "Hot Chocolate Happy Hour" (2015, 2016), and more. We've performed for public and private events all over NYC, including brand activations for Amazon Prime's "Christmas in July" pop-up (2019), Captain Morgan with Anna Camp (2017), Queen Mary II's holiday sailaway (2018), The Plaza Hotel's Santa & Home Alone Experience (2016, 2017), McDonald's (2017), LinkedIn (2018), The 21 Club, The Press Lounge, and many, many more events featuring our premium level of entertainment.

From fun, challenging, and innovative vocal arrangements to singing with some of the most talented singers in NYC, New York Holiday Singers, Inc. is a company that I love performing and working with. Having worked with various entertainment companies in the past, this is by far the most professional and professionally run company out there who values and puts the needs of its performers first.
Christina Bottley
Alto, New York Holiday Choristers
Atlantic Acting School Conservatory Alum, Steinway Educator, Actor, Singer and Musician
Credits include: Convention (Frank Walker), Miss Saigon (Kim), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve)

What We Need

We're seeking diverse singers from all backgrounds for the 2019 holiday season for our a cappella groups New York Holiday Choristers and Men Singing Carols, and we'd love to hear from you!

New York Holiday Choristers: Join in our caroling a la carte. Seeking sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses for a wide variety of holiday music for public and private events. Music features challenging contemporary styles, with some traditional styling as well. Four-part harmony. Bring a smile to faces and a tap to feet all over NYC. Read more about the Choristers.

Men Singing Carols: Aren't you looking sharp today? We're seeking tenor 1s, tenor 2s, and basses to join our merry band of jazz troubadours. We sing cool, all-new jazz and swing arrangements of holiday and popular tunes for private and public events. Three-part harmony. Charm is a must, but mustaches and/or beards are optional. Read more about the Men.

I have been a proud member for 7 years, and highly recommend! The rep. is challenging and fun, and the overall experience very fulfilling!
Elizabeth Schmitz
Alto, New York Holiday Choristers
Solo Artist, Jazz & Contemporary Singer and Arranger
Backup singer for Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato

You Should Know

Singers for all groups must be quick studies, excellent with contemporary styling, blending and tight harmonies, willing to learn and memorize a large amount of new arrangements on their own, and willing to work during the holiday season at public and private events. Expect challenging and exciting musical arrangements for all voice parts. Having a great feel for jazz and groove is a huge plus, but not required thanks to our Groove Academy training sessions. Flexible schedules welcome thanks to our one-of-a-kind, custom-programmed online booking & event management system. You'll be challenged, you'll have fun, you'll learn a lot, you'll make money on your own schedule, and you'll get to sing fun music with a great group of returning members!

Rehearsals begin in September in NYC. Performances in NYC and surrounding area between Thanksgiving and Christmas. All rehearsals are unpaid. Professional pay for performances.

Auditions will be held by appointment only on August 24th in NYC from 11am to 5pm. Callbacks will be held Aug. 25th. To schedule an appointment, complete all fields in the form below. NO video or remote auditions will be accepted. No other audition dates are scheduled. Rehearsals begin in September in NYC. For more information, visit

My favorite part about singing for this company is the professional nature throughout the entire process. The auditions are quick and very supportive, all the scores and materials are well-organized, rehearsals are calm but structured and focused, and the standards of performance and execution for gigs are unwaveringly high. Our time is very valued with NYHS.
Nick Prior
Tenor 2, Men Singing Carols / Tenor, New York Holiday Choristers
Choral Clinician & Lecturer, Conductor/Choir Director/Educator, Composer/Arranger, Singer
Graduate of University of New Mexico & Columbia University in Music & Music Education
I have been singing in this group since 2013, and I can say that every single year I have tons of fun! As a professional musician and award-winning composer/arranger, I value high quality music making, and through great arrangements and awesome singers, this group definitely delivers it. I am grateful to be part of the NYHC in which I can put together my love for Christmas Music and my love for a cappella singing.
Bill Heigen
Tenor, New York Holiday Choristers
Composer/Arranger, International Choral Clinician, Conductor & Musical Director, Vocal Pedagogist
M.A. Composition - Hunter College / M.A. Voice Performance - Unirio - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil