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.
The GuardianBy Stacey Anderson | June 9, 2016
Brooklyn DailyBy Dennis Lynch | March 24, 2016
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.
The Wall Street JournalBy Ralph Gardner | April 9, 2015
The New York TImesBy Anthony Tommasini | November 21, 2014
Wall Street JournalBy Vipal Monga | November 18, 2014
Brooklyn Daily EagleMay 9, 2013