Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 Kaddish with the New York Philharmonic

  Leonard Slatkin leads the New York Philharmonic in the finale of their Bernstein’s Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival. Evoking the chanted Jewish prayer of mourning, the powerful Third Symphony, Kaddish, encompasses paeans to the Creator, a confrontation between man and God, and a plea for peace. Strauss’s witty vignettes plunge us into the delightful flights of fancy […]

25th Anniversary Campaign

For the past 25 years, Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s founding values of access and excellence have guided our program. This unique approach has enabled us to achieve our vision of “Crossing Boundaries Through Sound” — changing young lives through the study and practice of music, reaching beyond boundaries of race and class, fostering a spirit of […]

2nd Annual SongFest

Brooklyn Youth Chorus will host its second annual community SongFest! The festival will feature the Brooklyn Youth Chorus public school programs from PS 1 in Sunset Park, MS8 in Brooklyn Heights, PS 15 in Red Hook, and IS 285 in East Flatbush will be a fun-filled day of singing and playing with Chorus staff. SongFest concludes with […]

Spring Sings

Sing in spring with our annual end-of-season concerts featuring the seven training division levels, three performing ensembles, and Alumni Chorus of the acclaimed Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Tickets now available to the general public. SPRING SINGS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE All concerts take place at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. Fri, May 19, 7 pm Pre-Teen Level 4 Monday and Wednesday […]

Black Mountain Songs Review

Rave Reviews for Black Mountain Songs album from The New Yorker “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.” Order the album on iTunes and Bandcamp now! Stream the […]

James MacMillan’s St. Luke Passion (New York Premiere)

James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation. His music combines rhythmic excitement, raw emotional power and spiritual meditation. His St. Luke Passion, written in 2013, is the second Passion he composed after the St. John Passion in 2007 and his attraction to the Passion story stems from his deep-rooted Catholic faith. St. […]

Spring Semester Schedule Training Divisions

last updated 1/6/17 Division Level Section Day / Time Location Rehearsal Dates NO Rehearsal Dates IMPORTANT NOTES Prep Level 1 Tuesday Tuesdays 4:15-5:15 Grace Church Brooklyn Heights (254 Hicks St.) 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 2/21, 4/11, 5/16 N/A Prep Level 1 Wednesday Wednesdays […]

Holiday Harmonies 2016

Sing in the holiday season with Brooklyn Youth Chorus’s 550 glorious voices, performing an eclectic program of holiday favorites, choral classics and contemporary music gems. The music of this “gifted young ensemble” (The New York Times) will not only warm your heart but have you dancing in your seats. Parents: Pre-sale tickets are no longer […]