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Black Mountain Songs Album Receives Rave Reviews from The New Yorker

The New Yorker

By Russell Platt | March 27, 2017

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“Black Mountain Songs” earned a rave review in the Times—and when you hear the astonishingly secure performance of the young singers, who have been tasked with executing some formidably complex choral textures, you immediately understand why. But when divorced from the production the unevenness of the selections is inevitably apparent."

New Amsterdam Records to release Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ debut album, Black Mountain Songs, March 31

February 14, 2017

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New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the release of Black Mountain Songs, the debut album from the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, out March 31.

Watch Brooklyn Youth Chorus Perform “Silver Bells” with Sarah McLachlan

December 5, 2016

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs at the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Caroline Shaw paves the way for new music

The Guardian

By Stacey Anderson | June 9, 2016

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Dianne Berkun Menaker comments on Caroline's music for the chorus and new music in general.

Let Their Voices Soar!

Brooklyn Daily

By Dennis Lynch | March 24, 2016

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus's Ready, Set, Sing Program at PS 1 in Sunset Park takes the spotlight in an article that appeared in the Brooklyn Daily.

Watch Caroline Shaw’s Anni’s Constant from Black Mountain Songs

October 27, 2015

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw's "Anni's Constant" from their groundbreaking production, Black Mountain Songs. Recorded live in concert at BAM, Nov 20-23, 2014, as part of the BAM Next Wave Festival.

Collaboration with Caroline Shaw and Kanye West

October 21, 2015

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Composer and friend Caroline Shaw collaborated with Kanye West for his latest song "Say You Will." Listen to it here:

Men’s Ensemble performs for the President

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The Men's Ensemble performs at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Annual Gala, which included attendees President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Representative Nydia Velazquez, and more.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus 2015-16 Season Opens This Week at National Sawdust

October 4, 2015

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Accompanied by American Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Chorus performs excerpts from Paola Prestini’s newest work Aging Magician and a premiere by Sarah Small. The evening also features works by Caroline Shaw and Richard Reed Parry. Joining the Chorus will be Bulgarian a cappella trio Black Sea Hotel.

High Praise for Brooklyn Youth Chorus at Joan of Arc at the Stake

June 12, 2015

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Critics are praising the New York Philharmonic's season finale of Honegger's oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake, starring Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard and Brooklyn Youth Chorus. 

The Wall Street Journal is “smitten” with Brooklyn Youth Chorus

The Wall Street Journal

By Ralph Gardner | April 9, 2015

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Hundreds of musicians, including the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, perform the Academy Award®-winning Howard Shore’s score of "The Lord of the Rings" as the movie plays on a screen above their heads in seven performances.

A Youthful Tribute to a Fallen Friend of Art

The New York TImes

By Anthony Tommasini | November 21, 2014

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A Review of Black Mountain Songs from The New York Times

Members of the National, Arcade Fire Develop a Brooklyn-Grown Show at BAM

Wall Street Journal

By Vipal Monga | November 18, 2014

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The Wall Street Journal's Vipal Monga previews Black Mountain Songs.

Let us now praise Brooklyn’s most focused musical force

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

May 9, 2013

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrates at its Spring Gala

Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Kronos Quartet at Roulette

Bachtrack.com

By Rebecca Lentjes | May 8, 2013

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Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ annual benefit concert, featuring collaborations with Kronos Quartet and other artists.