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NEWS & NEXT
 

Album Release: Bryce Dessner/Kronos Quartet

Bryce Dessner's debut album as composer with Kronos Quartet and BYC on the beatiful track "Tour Eiffel" is now available. Get your copy today!

>Click here to purchase on iTunes

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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NY Times reviews Ecstatic Festival

Collaboration with Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld sparks NY Times review, "...Brooklyn Youth Chorus, a consistently bold organization that regularly commissions works from composers representing an unusually broad stylistic range."

>Full story, review and photos

2014 Gala Tickets Available Now!

On May 20, 2014, BYC will preview new music from a major BYC & BAM work in progress and will honor Peter M. Meyer, President of NYC Market TD Bank & Bryce Dessner at its 22nd annual Spring Gala. 

>Get Your Tickets Now!

Rave Review for Berg's Wozzeck

George Grella of New York Classical Review proclaims "children from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus were excellent and confident." 

>Read the full review here

New Video - Caroline Shaw's Its Motion Keeps

An original BYC commission, composed by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. Recorded live on December 14, 2013.

>Watch

Carnegie Hall presents Britten's Music for Young Voices

On Sunday, November 17, three BYC choruses delighted the audience at Zankel Hall with a performance of “Britten’s Young Voices” and a world premiere by Caroline Shaw.

>Read the full story

Album Release: Bryce Dessner/Kronos Quartet

Bryce Dessner's debut album as composer with Kronos Quartet and BYC on the beatiful track "Tour Eiffel" is now available. Get your copy today!

>Click here to purchase on iTunes

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

 

The Hard Nut

"Robert Cole, conducting the MMDG Music Ensemble and Brooklyn Youth Chorus, elicited a whole spectrum of delicacy, rapture and sonic excitement in the familiar score."

The New York Times

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Britten's 'Spring Symphony' with the NY 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."

A.Tommasini, New York Times
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BYC Benefit Concert with Kronos Quartet

"No one who has heard the Brooklyn Youth Chorus will need any convincing about the ensemble’s quality…at ease performing alongside world-class orchestras, pop stars..." 

Steve Smith
New York Times

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The Brooklyn Rail

"The B.Y.C. is as fine as it gets, in demand with the greatest orchestras and the most important composers."

George Grella
The Brooklyn Rail

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Soundscapes

"It can be hard to think of this group as anything but a polished ensemble of miniature professionals."

Steve Smith
The New York Times

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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..."

Steve Smith
The New York Times

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2013 Benefit Concert featuring Kronos Quartet

"It was hard to believe the performers producing this difficult, mature-sounding music were so young..."

Rebecca Lentjes
bachtrack.com

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John Adams's El Nino

"The Brooklyn Youth Chorus sung a finale which was so hypnotic, solemn and so in tune with the final Spanish word–”Poesia”, Poem–that one could cry."

The Classical Music Network

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Wally Cardona's Really Real

"Kline draped the Brooklyn Youth Chorus in spiraling hymns that at some junctures stole the dancers' thunder."

The Village Voice

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Elton John at Madison Square Garden

"The Brooklyn Youth Chorus managed to bring a sense of uplift, along with some raw power"

Nat Chinen
The New York Times

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Kronos Quartet at BAM

"Particularly striking was a version of Aulis Sallinen's "Winter Was Hard" (1969), in which the quartet was joined by the warm-toned, wonderfully unified Brooklyn Youth Chorus."

Allan Kozinn
The New York Times

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Mahler Symphony No. 8

"As for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, it seems they produce the best, no matter what the demands."

-- The Classical Music Network

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Brooklyn Village

"One never knows where to start when talking about the BYC since their overall musicianship is remarkable (solid pitch, diction, sense of shape and textures.)"

Thomas Deneuville
I Care If You Listen

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The Hard Nut

"Robert Cole, conducting the MMDG Music Ensemble and Brooklyn Youth Chorus, elicited a whole spectrum of delicacy, rapture and sonic excitement in the familiar score."

The New York Times

read more

Britten's 'Spring Symphony' with the NY 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."

A.Tommasini, New York Times
read the full story here

 

It all begins with a love of singing.

At BYCA, we know how to nurture young voices.  Our expertise has earned us dates at legendary venues, a Grammy® and performances with pop superstars to classical music icons.  Thanks to the vision of founder Dianne Berkun-Menaker, BYCA turns the young who love to sing into the accomplished who form the heart and soul of a world-class ensemble.