“The sheer beauty of their singing was captivating…” —The New York Times
Brooklyn Youth Chorus is a collective of young singers and vocal ensembles re-envisioning choral music performance through artistic innovation, collaboration, and their distinctively beautiful sound.
With an incredibly versatile range and repertoire, Brooklyn Youth Chorus combines intensive voice training and music study with exceptional performance experiences. Our artistic excellence and achievement has made us the “go-to” chorus for leading New York orchestras, popular recording artists and arts presenters.
The Chorus’s trademarked Cross-Choral Training® method prepares singers with the skills and technique necessary to perform music from a variety of styles—classical to contemporary—traditional to commercial. With an emphasis on commissioning, the Chorus’s repertoire includes more than 30 original works and world premieres.
Founded in 1992 by Artistic Director Dianne Berkun-Menaker, Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s after-school program now encompasses over 500 students in multi-level training divisions and advanced performing ensembles. In addition, students can enroll in a full complement of enrichment classes, individual lessons and summer camp.
All students perform in the Chorus’s annual concert series, and our advanced ensembles appear regularly at renowned venues. Advanced singers also enjoy opportunities for touring and recording.