2014 Spring Gala

Tuesday, May 20, 6:00pm

501 Union & The Green Building

Please join us for an evening of music and festivities in support of BYCA!

On Tuesday, May 20th, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (BYCA) will celebrate young voices, new music and valued partners at its 22nd annual spring gala. The event promises to be an evening to remember, from dinner at the stylish 501 Union in Gowanus to an exclusive preview of a BYC & BAM work in progress debuting at BAM’s Next Wave Festival in November 2014.

This year’s honorees are Peter M. Meyer, President of the NYC market for TD Bank (Corporate Honoree) and  Bryce Dessner (Artistic Honoree), composer, curator and guitairst of the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band The National.

Gala co-chairs: Martha Eckfeldt, Annie Keating and Alexandra Partow
Auction co-chairs: Brooke Joslyn, Molly Seitz, Felicia Stingone
Chair: Jennifer Sage l Vice-Chair: Marie DeRosa



  • 6:00PM: Benefit cocktails & light supper, silent auction, performances by younger choristers at the brand new stylish venue, 501 Union, 501 Union Street, Brooklyn. Valet parking available.
  • 8:00 PM: Concert by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and guest artists at The Green Building, 452 Union Street, Brooklyn. Valet parking available.
  • 8:45 PM: Champagne & dessert with the artists at The Green Building

Festive attire

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If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Cambras at jcambras@byca.org or (718) 243-9447 ext. 232.


BYC Leadership Circle:
Thank you for your extraordinary generosity!

Diana and Kenneth Adams
Benjamin Crane
Marie DeRosa and Richard McNeil
Gwendolyn and Anthony Dunaif
Martha Eckfeldt
Naomi Gardner and Dean Johnson
John and Jill Gilbert
Brooke Joslyn and Ryan Martin
Judith Hazen
Alexes Hazen, M.D.
Annie Keating and Kim Hawkins
John and Stacy McCormack
Kimberly Neuhaus and Donald Kilgore
Alexandra and Felix Partow
Charlotte and Adam Penenberg
Karen Rockey and Sam Collins
Bettina Rosarius
Jennifer Sage and Nicolas Grabar
Felicia Stingone and Phillip Rutherford
Martha and John Watts
Dick Yancey


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