Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ latest project, Silent Voices, harnesses the power of young people to be instruments of change, giving voice to those who have been silenced or marginalized by social, cultural or religious circumstances. The Chorus has commissioned a diverse group of innovative artists to interpret rich historical narratives and personal stories and create music that explores race and identity, inequity and social disparity—music that matters. Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ Founding Artistic Director, Dianne Berkun Menaker, conceived of the project and is co-curating it with director Kristin Marting.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus presents Silent Voices in conjunction with its year-long artist residency with WQXR, New York.
This concert explores gender, sexuality and age, with commissioned works by Ellen Reid, Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Kamala Sankaram, Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Max Posner, and Jeff Beal.
Produced and Performed by: Brooklyn Youth Chorus with wild Up
Conceived by: Dianne Berkun Menaker
Curated by: Dianne Berkun Menaker and Kristin Marting
Music Director and Conductor: Dianne Berkun Menaker
Director: Kristin Marting
Featured Composers: Jeff Beal, Alicia Hall Moran, Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Nico Muhly, Ellen Reid, Kamala Sankaram, and Caroline Shaw
Writer: Hilton Als
Additional Writers: Pauli Murray, Claudia Rankine and Max Posner
Host: Helga Davis
Scenic and Video Designer: Peter Nigrini
Associate Scenic and Video Designer: Dan Scully
Lighting Designer: Jeanette Yew
Costume Designer: Kate Fry
Sound Engineer: Garth MacAleavey
Dramaturg: Peter McCabe
Executive Producer: Elise Bernhardt
Producer: Nunally Kersh
Production Manager: Robert Henderson
Associate Production Manager: Dan Mullins
Stage Manager: Audrey Chait