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The 2014 Online Auction Is Now Live!

May 13, 2014
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The online auction runs from May 8 through May 18, 2014, and will be followed by a silent and live auction at the 2014 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Spring Gala on May 20th.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus in Bloom!

April 21, 2014
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus burst into spring with back-to-back rave reviews from The New York Times for its collaborative performances with sax legend Colin Stetson at the Ecstatic Music Festival and with Kronos Quartet at their 40th Anniversary Concert. Praised as “a consistently bold organization,” with an “unusually broad stylistic range” and singers that are “wonderfully talented children,” Brooklyn Youth Chorus didn’t wait for the weather to catch up before taking off on the wings of spring.

Ecstatic Music Festival Collaboration with Colin Stetson gets ‘bold’ New York Times Review

March 25, 2014
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In the spirit of adventurous collaboration on which the Ecstatic Music Festival was created, Brooklyn Youth Chorus joined artists Colin Stetson (Bon Iver and Arcade Fire) and Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) to premiere new works composed by Stetson for the chorus as well as arrangements by both artists of existing pieces...

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Impresses at ACDA Conference in Baltimore & Settlement Music School in Philadelphia

February 27, 2014
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On February 8-9, Brooklyn Youth Chorus boarded buses and traveled to Baltimore and Philadelphia for a weekend of music and fun. First stop was the 2014 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference where the Dianne Berkun-Menaker presented two Interest Sessions on Cross-Choral Training®.

Dazzling Holiday Harmonies Concerts Pack Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater

January 24, 2014
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"the chorus performed...with stunning clarity and force," Peter Matthews, FeastOfMusic.com. Snow didn't deter audiences of more than 1,500 for Brooklyn Youth Chorus's two Holiday Harmonies concerts at Walt Whitman Theater on December 14th. With a new format comprising performances by all six...

Holiday Harmonies 2013: An Unprecedented Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebration

December 9, 2013
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On Saturday, December 14, for the first time ever, 450 Brooklyn Youth Chorus singers, ranging in age from 7 to 21, share the stage at Brooklyn College's Walt Whitman Theater for two spirited performances of an all-new Holiday Harmonies.

Carnegie Hall Family Concert of Britten’s Songs and New Commission Enchant Audiences

December 2, 2013
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Hosted by Charlotte Blake Alston, the interactive family concert, which celebrated the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, featured such favorites as A Ceremony of Carols and Flower Songs and a new commission by Caroline Shaw.

Senior Chorus Backs Indie-Pop Star Ingrid Michaelson at Malaria No More Gala Honoring Hillary Clinton

November 14, 2013
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Senior Chorus performed with indie-pop star Ingrid Michaelson at a gala concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center benefiting Malaria No More and honoring Hillary Clinton for her work spreading awareness about the disease she called "(an) ancient scourge".

Angel Heart at Carnegie Hall Features 20 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Across Divisions

October 15, 2013
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Twenty Brooklyn Youth Chorus students from across four divisions (Junior, Intermediate, Senior, and Concert Chorus) will perform in Angel Heart, a music storybook at Carnegie Hall on Monday, October 21, 2013.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Kronos Quartet Perform Tour Eiffel on new Bryce Dessner album

October 14, 2013
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus is prominently featured on Aheym ("homeward" in Yiddish), Bryce Dessner's debut album as a composer, slated for release on November 2013 via Anti-Records.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus closes out 2012-13 with performance at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

July 25, 2013
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Saturday's KRONOS AT 40 event is a free, outdoor concert that is tailored towards families, so bring the kids! The festivities begin at noon.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Gives Spirited Performance at Bang on a Can; Photo Contest Winner Revealed

June 19, 2013
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The Brooklyn Youth Chorus Concert Chorus joined an all-star lineup of renowned musicians from all over the world at this year's Bang on a Can Marathon at Pace University's jam-packed Michael Schimmel Center.

We Want To See Your Bang on a Can Photos! The Best Photographer Wins a $25 iTunes Gift Card

June 13, 2013
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus is happy to announce a special photo contest in conjunction with the upcoming Bang on a Can Marathon performance.

Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, June 16

June 12, 2013
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus will take part in this year's Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, June 16.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Host Two Free Public Programs with Composers from Exploring the Metropolis

May 22, 2013
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On Friday May 31, innovative composer/cross-disciplinary artist Gabrielle Herbst – along with new music upstarts Contemporaneous – presents a free public program as part of EtM’s Con Edison Composers Residency at Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Gabrielle will present her opera short, BODILESS, and a few songs from her band: GABÍ. Q&A to follow.