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Kronos Quartet NY Times Review

Kronos celebrated turning 40 by performing works by favorite composers and collaborators. BYC opened with Aleksandra Vrebalov's Bubbles. The NY Times touted BYC as "wonderfully talented." Read the full review here.

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FREE EVENT: Sneak Peek at Black Mountain Songs Nov 1

Vincent Katz, renowned Black Mountain College historian, talks about the college's influence on art and music and its connection to Black Mountain Songs. Members of the creative team will also be onhand for a lively Q&A. RSVP Here >

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

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." Listen Now >

Board of Trustees Appoint Elise Bernhardt Executive Director

Elise was most recently President and CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Culture and previously the Executive Director of The Kitchen, and Founder and Executive Producer of Dancing in the Streets. Read the press release here.

BYC at the 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival

BYC will be part of the BAM Next Wave Festival this November premiering Black Mountain Songs, a new song cycle created by Bryce Dessner and co-curated by Bryce Dessner and Richard Reed Parry. 


Tickets on sale June 23 at BAM.org


Christopher Rouse's Requiem, New York Philharmonic

BYC joined the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert in the New York debut of Rouse's Reqiuem. "[BYC] sung with a gleaming, pure sound..., the effect was powerfully emotional."- NY Times.

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Rave Reviews for Atlanta Symphony's War Requiem

Read the rave reviews for Atlanta Symphony's "War Requiem" with Robert Spano. The New York Times review praised BYC as "excellent." Listen to the live recording on  WQXR.

Kronos Quartet NY Times Review

Kronos celebrated turning 40 by performing works by favorite composers and collaborators. BYC opened with Aleksandra Vrebalov's Bubbles. The NY Times touted BYC as "wonderfully talented." Read the full review here.

>Read more about the event

FREE EVENT: Sneak Peek at Black Mountain Songs Nov 1

Vincent Katz, renowned Black Mountain College historian, talks about the college's influence on art and music and its connection to Black Mountain Songs. Members of the creative team will also be onhand for a lively Q&A. RSVP Here >

 

Britten's 'War Requiem' with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

"The excellent Brooklyn Youth Chorus sang the passages Britten wrote for boys' chorus from on high, positioned in the upper balcony at Carnegie Hall, an aptly angelic effect."

The New York Times
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Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the New York Philharmonic

"The Brooklyn Youth Chorus (directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker) and the women of the New York Choral Artists (directed by Joseph Flummerfelt) filled out a world-class performance."

The New York Times
Read the full story here >

Britten's 'Spring Symphony' with the New York Philharmonic

"The performance from the inspired orchestra, the New York Choral Artists and the impressive Brooklyn Youth Chorus was a highlight of the Britten year."

—New York Times
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Brooklyn’s Children are Singing

"BYC is as fine as it gets, in demand with the greatest orchestras and the most important."

The Brooklyn Rail
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Tell the Way

"The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, a superb ensemble of bright singers, consistently demonstrates a polish and commitment well beyond its years..."

—The New York Times
Read the review >

Britten's 'War Requiem' with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

"The excellent Brooklyn Youth Chorus sang the passages Britten wrote for boys' chorus from on high, positioned in the upper balcony at Carnegie Hall, an aptly angelic effect."

The New York Times
Read the full story here >

Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with the New York Philharmonic

"The Brooklyn Youth Chorus (directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker) and the women of the New York Choral Artists (directed by Joseph Flummerfelt) filled out a world-class performance."

The New York Times
Read the full story here >
 

Black Mountain Songs Premieres Nov 20

Featuring commissions from eight celebrated composers, Black Mountain Songs honors the legacy of the American avant-garde as well as highlight the artistry and versatility of our own choristers. Four performances only November 20-23. Tickets are selling fast—get yours today