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 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.
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.
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 http://newyorkholidaysingers.com.