Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Jay Maisel)

On Oct. 21, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus celebrated its 25th anniversary season and launched its yearlong artist residency at WQXR with a sold-out concert from The Greene Space.

Hosted by Q2 Music's Helga Davis, the evening's program shared the music of composers who have shaped the Chorus' artistic development and helped expand the boundaries of choral performance. Also featured was a preview of the Chorus’ new project, Silent Voices — a yearlong initiative that harnesses the power of young people to inspire change and give voice to those silenced or marginalized by cultural, social or religious factors.

Featured composers included Jeff Beal (Netflix's “House of Cards”), Nico Muhly and Shara Nova (Silent Voices), as well as Bryce Dessner, Caroline Shaw, Richard Reed Parry and Ellis Ludwig-Leone.

Watch the complete performance, as well as select individual works below:

Caroline Shaw: Its Motion Keeps


Bryce Dessner: Tour Eiffel


Richard Reed Parry: Their Passing in Time


Ellis Ludwig-Leone: Envelopes from 67


Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus serves as WQXR’s 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence. Throughout the season, the Chorus appears in The Greene Space at WQXR, performs at venues around New York City in concerts webcast live on Q2 Music, and will be featured in associated on-air and online programming at

Hosted by:

Helga Davis

Comments [2]


Me too. But a wonderful concert!

Oct. 22 2016 12:53 PM

I was waiting to hear the men's ensemble what happened? But the concert was wonderful!

Oct. 21 2016 08:45 PM

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