Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Kronos Quartet opened the new St. Ann's Warehouse.
A glowing review from New York Music Daily
By Anthony Tommasini | June 11, 2015
Reviews of the celebrated staged production's U.S. premiere featuring Academy Award winning actress Marion Cotillard, the New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and New York Choral Artists.
By Justin Davidson | April 10, 2015
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus sings with unflinching energy and polish in a variety of languages — including, of course, Elvish and Sindarin.
By Anthony Tommasini | November 21, 2014
“Black Mountain Songs,” an exhilarating 90-minute staged choral work with readings, videos, dancers and, at its core, the singing of the impressive Brooklyn Youth Chorus. The choral songs at the heart of this work are performed with confidence, energy and tenderness (and from memory) by the 50 skilled singers of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus...The sheer beauty of their singing was captivating...Ms. Berkun-Menaker is a remarkable choral director...The chorus excelled at sustaining the music’s intertwining melodic lines and pungent harmonies...It was heartening to see them basking in the standing ovation that “Black Mountain Songs” won from the audience that filled the theater."
By Anthony Tommasini | May 2, 2014
The excellent Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Dianne Berkun-Menaker, artistic director) sang the passages Britten wrote for boys’ chorus from on high, positioned in the upper balcony at Carnegie Hall, an aptly angelic effect.
By Anthony Tommasini | November 22, 2013
"The performance from the inspired orchestra, the New York Choral Artists and the impressive Brooklyn Youth Chorus was a highlight of the Britten year."
By Rebecca Lentjes | May 8, 2013
It was hard to believe the performers producing this difficult, mature-sounding music were so young.
By Hannis Brown | May 3, 2013
Brooklyn Youth Chorus featured at BAM's 2013 Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival.
By RIchard Oliver | April 14, 2013
Brooklyn Youth Chorus at the 2013 MusicNOW Festival.
By Harry Rolnick | May 19, 2012
ConcertoNet reviews George Crumb's Star Child with the American Symphony Orchestra
By Allan Kozinn | September 22, 2011
Review of a performance with Kronos Quartet.
By James Oestreich | February 27, 2011
Review with the London Symphony Orchestra's performance of Mahler's 3rd Symphony.
By Robert Greskovic | December 16, 2010
Reviews for the Hard Nut, featured at the BAM Next Wave Festival.
Review of Mahler's 8th Symphony with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra