Brooklyn Youth Chorus
MAY 7, 2020



Our Gala is going virtual. Join Brooklyn Youth Chorus on Thursday, May 7, 2020 for an uplifting and star-studded evening celebrating our 650+ young singers. Composer-flautist and performer Nathalie Joachim and Brooklyn Youth Chorus staff members Sarah Weinberg and Megan Lemley will host from their homes in Chicago, Raleigh, and Brooklyn, respectively. With a virtual choir, performances by students and alumni, and features from some of our fantastic artistic collaborators, this livestream event is not to be missed.

Guests include:
Bryce Dessner of The National 
DJ Spooky
Composer & Conductor John Adams
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo
Composer Nico Muhly
Composer, Singer, & Flautist Nathalie Joachim
And many more!

No ticket is required, but we hope you will join our “28 for 28 Challenge” and donate $28 (or more!) in honor of our 28 years of service to New York City youth.


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In memory of Alan Schoenberg (4/20/1946 – 4/16/2020).
Thank you for always supporting my endeavors at BYC. I’ll never forget how excited you were to learn I’d be performing in Carnegie Hall for the first time at just 10 years old.
“Happy Trails” to you.

Love, Megan (alumna 1997-2009)


Congratulations, Brooklyn Youth Chorus!
Youth and music are resilient.
Katherine and Gary Bartholomaus


Happy 28 to BYC and congratulations Nathalie Joachim
from Marie, Naomi, and Amanda


Congratulations Nathalie from BYC Class of 2016!!

Institutional Supporters


Gala Benefactors
Charles J.** & Irene F. Hamm
Dick Yancey*
Goldman Sachs
Nicolas Grabar* & Jennifer Sage
Sam* & Sara Nana-Sinkam

Leadership Circle
Amy & Gregory Rowland
Anjali & Hemant Baijal*
Arlette Ferguson Mathis* & Caliph Mathis
Catherine & Mark Varous
Gail Erickson*
Grace Row*
Gus Solomons, Jr.
Jacqueline* & Joseph Aguanno
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Jessica*° & Cas Holloway
John Campanella*
Judy Stanton
Katherine* & Gary Bartholomaus
Katrin & Jonathan* Rouner
Lauren Ashcraft*
Marie DeRosa* & Richard McNeil
Martha Eckfeldt
Naomi Gardner* & Dean Johnson
Robert C. Catell
Timothy Parsons*
Yin Lin°

Visionary Supporters
Anne Wenk Cashion*
The Breukelein Institute
Con Edison
Barbara F. and Richard W. Moore
Claire Marble*
Deborah & Glenn Weinberg
Felicia Stingone
Hillary Richard* & Pete McCabe
Jennifer Epelbaum Turley
Jennifer Rubell
Joseph S. Louzonis
Karen Rockey*
Klara Carames
M. Salome Galib
Marc Sgaraglino
Ridge Abstract Corporation

Abbey Vensel
Agathe Blanchon-Ehrsam
Alice and Robin Griffiths
Amrita Barth
Amy Russell
Amy Saidens
Andrea Davis
Angelina Riccardi
Ann Winters
Ann and John Lemley
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Ashley Firestone
Ashley Weiner
B.J. Evans
Barbara Delmhorst
Bethan Lemley
Brook Gesser
Bryony Romer
Caitlin Ryan
Caleb Joshua Cummings
Carolyn Mayo
Christa Rassmann
Christian Bergeron
Christine Fothergill-Cox
Colleen Grace Cromarty
Constance Roosevelt
Constance Simo Rosenblum
Daniel Kim
David Levin
Deanna Goudelias
Deborah Snyder
Debra Bechtel
Dennis Michael Corrado
Diana Mann
Diana S. Downing
Dominic Curran
Donna A. McDonald
Dr. Isabel D. Pascale
Edward C. Reisert
Erica Raven-Scorza
Erin Hartnett
Eugene Provost
Frances Knutsen
Francesca Odell
Gabriel Gilabert
Gaelle Pierre-Louis
Greg Pratt
Heather A. Swain
Henry McNeil
Husna Kazmir
Ian Rosenblum
Ignatius Thomas
Isaac Beerman
Iuliana Petrescu
James Conrad Gardner
James Weinberg
Jane M. Gullong
John Bradford
John Charles Laughton
John Goudelias
John H. McNeil
Johnny Freire
Jonathan Raiola
Juli Silver-Taracido
Julie Mann
Julie and Michael Heneka
Karlene Hosford
Kathleen Gilrain
Kimberely B. Vensel
Kimberly Rice Smith
Kyle Weekes
Lauren Ashcraft
Leslie S. Alexander
Liam Bonner
Lindsey Graham
Lindsey Leykin
Lisa Maxwell Meyer
Liza H. Hamm
Louanna O. Carlin
Louis and Barbara Grumet
Lucinda Kahn
M. Kelly Greene
Marie-Laure Kugel
Marilu Datoli Hartnett
Marilyn Zaretsky
Martha H. Dwyer
Mary Cox Golden
Mary Emma Dryden
Marybeth Zeman-Patterson
Megan Schoenberg
Melissa Edmon Slotnick
Meredith Keay
Michael Freitag
Michael Weiss
Miranda Alquist
Nancy Kitts Lin
Nell Compton
Nell Freudenberger
Nicole Gueron
Nora Jante
Normal Lowrey
Orin Herskowitz
Pamela Brown
Pamela Sergeant
Patricia Davis
Peter Bartholomaus
Pouneh Aravand
R. Douglas Sheldon
Sarah Glaser
Sarah Rivkin
Sean Driscoll
Shanice Catini
Simmi Degnemark
Stan John Buturla
Stephanie Collins
Stephanie M. Tooman-Dieme
Steven Horowitz
Susan Roth
Suzanne Marie Louer
Ted and Betsy Wheeler
Therese Bernbach
Thomas Joseph
Thomas Sheehan
Thomas and Elsa Menaker
Timothy Bartholomaus
Valeria Biagosch
Valerie Karasz
Wendy Blattner

*Board of Trustees
**Trustee Emeritus
°Gala Co-Chair