Men’s Ensemble brings down the house with “Empire State of Mind”

February 20, 2015
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Hear the enthusiastic response from students at Brooklyn's IS 285, Meyer Levin School for the Performing Arts as Brooklyn Youth Chorus Men's Ensemble performed Alicia Key's hit song "Empire State of Mind," arranged by Curtis Moore. Also, hear from senior Raheim Williams as he shares with the students of IS 285, and his alma mater, about what Brooklyn Youth Chorus has meant to him.

Black Mountain Songs in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

November 22, 2014
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Black Mountain Songs, commissioned and produced by BAM and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and curated by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry—eight composers, Dessner, Parry, Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Jherek Bischoff, Aleksandra Vrebalov, John King, and Tim Hecker, collaborate with filmmaker Matt Wolf (Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell) to create an expansive choral and visual work that celebrates and rekindles Black Mountain’s utopian spirit.

Q2’s Meet the Composer Podcast features Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Caroline Shaw

October 14, 2014
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus is featured on Q2's podcast Meet the Composer, with Black Mountain Songs composer Caroline Shaw. Hear Dianne and Caroline talk about "Its Motion Keeps."

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Appoints Elise Bernhardt Executive Director

September 23, 2014
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Bernhardt Comes to Unique and Growing Arts Organization After Leading the Foundation for Jewish Culture, The Kitchen, and Dancing in the Streets.

BYC sings with Glen Hansard on Letterman

August 14, 2014
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus appeared live on the Late Show with David Letterman backing up Academy Award®-winning rock sensation Glen Hansard.

The 2014 Online Auction Is Now Live!

May 13, 2014
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The online auction runs from May 8 through May 18, 2014, and will be followed by a silent and live auction at the 2014 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Spring Gala on May 20th.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus in Bloom!

April 21, 2014
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus burst into spring with back-to-back rave reviews from The New York Times for its collaborative performances with sax legend Colin Stetson at the Ecstatic Music Festival and with Kronos Quartet at their 40th Anniversary Concert. Praised as “a consistently bold organization,” with an “unusually broad stylistic range” and singers that are “wonderfully talented children,” Brooklyn Youth Chorus didn’t wait for the weather to catch up before taking off on the wings of spring.

Ecstatic Music Festival Collaboration with Colin Stetson gets ‘bold’ New York Times Review

March 25, 2014
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In the spirit of adventurous collaboration on which the Ecstatic Music Festival was created, Brooklyn Youth Chorus joined artists Colin Stetson (Bon Iver and Arcade Fire) and Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) to premiere new works composed by Stetson for the chorus as well as arrangements by both artists of existing pieces...

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Impresses at ACDA Conference in Baltimore & Settlement Music School in Philadelphia

February 27, 2014
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On February 8-9, Brooklyn Youth Chorus boarded buses and traveled to Baltimore and Philadelphia for a weekend of music and fun. First stop was the 2014 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Eastern Division Conference where the Dianne Berkun-Menaker presented two Interest Sessions on Cross-Choral Training®.

Dazzling Holiday Harmonies Concerts Pack Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater

January 24, 2014
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"the chorus performed...with stunning clarity and force," Peter Matthews, FeastOfMusic.com. Snow didn't deter audiences of more than 1,500 for Brooklyn Youth Chorus's two Holiday Harmonies concerts at Walt Whitman Theater on December 14th. With a new format comprising performances by all six...

Holiday Harmonies 2013: An Unprecedented Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebration

December 9, 2013
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On Saturday, December 14, for the first time ever, 450 Brooklyn Youth Chorus singers, ranging in age from 7 to 21, share the stage at Brooklyn College's Walt Whitman Theater for two spirited performances of an all-new Holiday Harmonies.

Carnegie Hall Family Concert of Britten’s Songs and New Commission Enchant Audiences

December 2, 2013
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Hosted by Charlotte Blake Alston, the interactive family concert, which celebrated the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, featured such favorites as A Ceremony of Carols and Flower Songs and a new commission by Caroline Shaw.

Senior Chorus Backs Indie-Pop Star Ingrid Michaelson at Malaria No More Gala Honoring Hillary Clinton

November 14, 2013
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Senior Chorus performed with indie-pop star Ingrid Michaelson at a gala concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center benefiting Malaria No More and honoring Hillary Clinton for her work spreading awareness about the disease she called "(an) ancient scourge".

Angel Heart at Carnegie Hall Features 20 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Across Divisions

October 15, 2013
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Twenty Brooklyn Youth Chorus students from across four divisions (Junior, Intermediate, Senior, and Concert Chorus) will perform in Angel Heart, a music storybook at Carnegie Hall on Monday, October 21, 2013.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus and Kronos Quartet Perform Tour Eiffel on new Bryce Dessner album

October 14, 2013
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Brooklyn Youth Chorus is prominently featured on Aheym ("homeward" in Yiddish), Bryce Dessner's debut album as a composer, slated for release on November 2013 via Anti-Records.