Brooklyn Youth Chorus for the Holidays

David Johnston

From today’s Guest Blogger, Eugenie: “Last evening I had the joy of watching/listening to the Brooklyn Youth Chorus in performance in a Manhattan club.   Part of the joy came from the teenage vocalists who were so professionally trained in their musicianship and demeanor.  (It also helps that they are handsomely, quietly attired in outfits designed by Isaac Mizrahi, a fan.)  They performed a holiday program of some staples including excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” and “What Child is This?” plus an intriguing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Down Among the Dead Men.”  Among the soloists, Emily Donato’s glorious voice sounds destined for a brilliant vocal career.”

“The other part of the joy was because BYCA’s home base in downtown Brooklyn is a host facility for our Con Edison Musicians’ Residency Program for Composers.  We have two superb composers using BYCA’s studios, and they plan to involve the students in their required free public programs.  Watch the Calendar for dates.  They will be wonderful.”


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