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November 7, 2019
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Silent Voices Album Review from Textura

December 29, 2018
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“Don't mistake Brooklyn Youth Chorus for a grade-school choir belting out gleeful tunes for the school assembly. Though the group's singers range in age from twelve to eighteen, they're a preternaturally mature bunch unafraid of tackling topically relevant issues and injustice in all its forms. A natural tension emerges in the contrast between the youthful sonorities of their voices and the dramatic political content presented in the group's sophomore album, but if anything that contrast accentuates how central such issues already are for a generation on the cusp of adulthood. It's not hard to understand how the singers come to be so enlightened: members of the Grammy Award-winning outfit (for its involvement in the premiere recording of John Adams's On the Transmigration of Souls) are drawn from five boroughs and thus represent a socio-economically diverse portrait of NYC youth.”

Silent Voices Album Named Top 10 Contemporary Classical Music Albums

By Amanda Cook | December 21, 2018
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"Silent Voices not only gives voice to those who have been historically marginalized, but also gives the members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus agency over their message and their music making, allowing them to act as catalysts for change. The young choristers not only demonstrate a mature comprehension of the subject matter, but also exhibit an impressive command of vocal styles ranging from hip hop to gospel to contemporary techniques to bel canto singing."

Silent Voices Album Review from I Care If You Listen

By Jeremiah Cawley | December 20, 2018
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"The truth of Silent Voices is that the Brooklyn Youth Chorus displays tremendous musicianship, stylistic sensitivity, and vocal flexibility while powerfully demanding that listeners confront hard truths about racism, gender roles and discrimination, ageism, the social responsibilities of politics, and displaced populations. Period."

Hagoromo Album Review from Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

By Grego Applegate Edwards |
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"A lively vaguely Asian percussion singularity and an alto flute in harmonics mode begins the work mysteriously and the very pronounced resonance of the work is established. The work falls naturally into the performative of soloists and chorus and the instrumental parts too seem natural. Yet all of it has an almost ritual primality at times, as definite echoes of the Noh music from the original. At the same time in varying degrees there is a High Modernity of harmonic-melodic intent. All this works quite well for a result very intriguing and worthwhile. It all falls most nicely onto the ears. The youth chorus gives the sound quality a heightened mythical aura as does the orchestration as well. It is most lovely music! Nathan Davis is a natural! Brilliant!"

I Care If You Listen on Silent Voices: If You Listen

June 20, 2018
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"For their part, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus endeavors to “celebrate the power of young people to be instruments of change, amplifying the voices of those who have been overpowered, marginalized, or rendered silent.”

Silent Voices: Classical Voice North America Review

June 12, 2017
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Youth Speaks Transformatively In Silent Voices according to Classical Voice North America

Silent Voices: New York Times Review

By Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim | May 15, 2017
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The New York Times reminds us all that "a new generation is already impatient to take the stage and make itself heard."

Black Mountain Songs Album Receives Rave Reviews from The New Yorker

By Russell Platt | March 27, 2017
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“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 to release Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ debut album, Black Mountain Songs, March 31

February 14, 2017
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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.

Concert Ensemble performs Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Max Posner’s Envelopes

December 5, 2016
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus performs Envelopes from 67 by Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Max Posner.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus named WQXR Artists-in-Residence

October 10, 2016
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WQXR, New York’s only all-classical radio station, has selected Brooklyn Youth Chorus as its Artists-in-Residence for the 2016-17 season.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus on PBS Kids

November 20, 2015
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus appears in the promo of Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas, airing on PBS Kids. See the commercial on TV and in movie theaters near you.

Splash at New York Fashion Week

September 16, 2015
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The Spring/Summer collection for rag & bone was unveiled at the new St. Ann's Warehouse Monday night. Thom Yorke of Radiohead provided a haunting, ethereal track that members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus sang during the show. Fashion and music critics from Vogue, The New York Times, Women's Wear Daily, to the Washington Post praised the Chorus for their beautiful sound.

“The Future Maestros of Brooklyn”

By Rebecca Bratburd | May 22, 2015
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The Brooklyn Youth Chorus gala offered a sneak peek into a work four years in the making.