Watch: Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season
Thursday, October 27, 2016
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.
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 wqxr.org.