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BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS
Founded on the pillars of artistry, community and diversity, the approach works. Audiences, music critics and peers praise their performances as “thriving and accomplished,” “innately musical” and “angelic.” Their growing reputation has taken them from the White House to Lincoln Center, from Madison Square Garden to Radio City Music Hall, across 12 states and overseas to Russia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Canada and Germany.
Renowned orchestras and artists choose to work with the chorus. They have performed with the New York, Los Angeles and Brooklyn Philharmonics; with Lou Reed, Judy Collins, Andrea Boccelli, Sir Elton John, John Legend and Ray Davies; under the baton of Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, James Levine, Marin Alsop, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Charles Dutoit, Robert Spano, and Leon Botstein; and alongside the Mark Morris and Wally Cardona dance companies. They have recorded with Grizzly Bear, Talib Kweli, Holy Ghost and Laurie Berkner and sang on the soundtrack for Philip Glass’ film, Undertow. The chorus won the Best Classical Album Grammy® in 2005 for On the Transmigration of Souls by John Adams. They also sang at the 2002 world premiere of that Pulitzer prize-winning work under Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic. The following year, they performed at the New York premiere of Mr. Adams’ El Niño with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under Esa-Pekka Salonen.
More info at www.brooklynyouthchorus.org