Watch: Shara Worden and Brooklyn Youth Chorus

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On Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented the opening night of the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival with a live video and audio stream of a sold-out evening featuring the versatile, Detroit-based songstress Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and the adventurous, award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Hosted by Q2 Music’s Helga Davis (Einstein on the Beach), the show featured solo sets from both acts as well as world premieres written by Shara Worden, performed alongside Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

Merkin Concert Hall’s Ecstatic Music Festival, presented by Kaufman Music Center and curated by composer Judd Greenstein, has garnered critical attention and praise for transcending musical boundaries and has served as a touchstone for the burgeoning indie-classical scene.

For the third year in a row, Q2 Music is the festival’s digital venue and will be the center for live webcasts and on-demand concert audio. Complete information here.

Program:

Brooklyn Youth Chorus:
John King: Light

My Brightest Diamond:
Reaching Through to the Other Side
Be Brave
From the Top of the World
High Low Middle

Brooklyn Youth Chorus (with soloist Shara Worden):
Shara WordenPyramid Songs ("Before the World"s; "My Body the Earth"; "Whoever You Are")

My Brightest Diamond and Brooklyn Youth Chorus:
We Added It Up
That Point When
Looking at the Sun