It has been a milestone year for us at Brooklyn Youth Chorus. We released our first album, were Artists-in-Residence at WQXR, had our Broadway debut and realized an impactful evening-length work, Silent Voices, on the BAM Opera House stage. In this video, we interview current students and alumni, New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert, and our own Founder & Artistic Director Dianne Berkun Menaker to show you what Brooklyn Youth Chorus is all about.
The New YorkerBy Russell Platt | March 27, 2017
“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 is proud to announce the release of Black Mountain Songs, the debut album from the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, out March 31.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs at the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The GuardianBy Stacey Anderson | June 9, 2016
Dianne Berkun Menaker comments on Caroline's music for the chorus and new music in general.
Brooklyn DailyBy Dennis Lynch | March 24, 2016
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.
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.
Composer and friend Caroline Shaw collaborated with Kanye West for his latest song "Say You Will." Listen to it here:
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.
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.
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 JournalBy Ralph Gardner | April 9, 2015
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.
The New York TImesBy Anthony Tommasini | November 21, 2014
A Review of Black Mountain Songs from The New York Times
Wall Street JournalBy Vipal Monga | November 18, 2014
The Wall Street Journal's Vipal Monga previews Black Mountain Songs.
Brooklyn Daily EagleMay 9, 2013
Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrates at its Spring Gala