Coronavirus Update

Dear Brooklyn Youth Chorus Families,

In response to the public health emergency and following the lead of major cultural institutions in New York City, we have decided to cancel rehearsals through March 28 effective immediately. We will also be closing the building during this time, though staff members will be working remotely and will be available via phone and email during normal business hours per usual.

As always, our top priority is the safety and well-being of our choristers and families. We deeply regret having to make this decision, particularly with such short notice, but feel it is the best decision for our community at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will communicate regularly over the next two weeks in the hopes that we may resume rehearsals on Monday, March 30 with updated protocols for drop off and pick up.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time. We know how much Brooklyn Youth Chorus means to our choristers as a safe space to de-stress and commune with friends and we regret we have to suspend that even for a short period of time. We’re all in this together and hope that with some of these common-sense cancellations and closures we may protect those most vulnerable among us.

With Heartfelt Solidarity,
Dianne Berkun Menaker & Megan Lemley

REHEARSAL CANCELLATION NOTICE: Fri, 3/13 through Sat, 3/28

Out of concern for the safety of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Community, we have decided to cancel all rehearsals, elective lessons, auditions, and assessments from Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 28. We will plan on resuming all regular activities on Monday, 3/30, but any changes to this timeline will be communicated to our families.

While we recognize this may be disappointing to some and disruptive for others, we feel this is the best course of action at this time, and we hope everyone stays safe and healthy.


Training Division (Lv1 to Lv6) Open Rehearsals scheduled from Sat, 3/28 to Fri, 4/3 have been canceled and will not be rescheduled at this time.


While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume activities and move forward with our spring performances as planned, we are subject to city regulations regarding public events and gatherings. We will keep families updated regularly as new information becomes available. We ask that families continue to hold performance dates on their calendar until further notice.


If you or your chorister have been exposed to or tested positive for the coronavirus, we ask that you please send notice to your chorus / program manager, as well as texting the Notify NYC Hotline at 692692.


Coronavirus Update sent on 3.6.2020

Coronavirus Update sent on 3.2.2020


Please review the following resources from the NYC Department of Education and the Department of Health regarding the coronavirus.

NYC Department of Education Coronavirus Web Updates

Frequently Asked Questions about the Coronavirus

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Coronavirus Info Flyer