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Battle of the Boroughs: Look Back at 2012 Manhattan Winner KHORIKOS

Battle of the Boroughs

Tuesday May 28 2024 • 6:46am - 6:46am ET

When KHORIKOS, an a capella ensemble of New York City musicians, competed in the 2012 Manhattan Battle of the Boroughs, our panel of commentators used words like “angelic” and “powerful” and “goosebumps” to describe their performance. The audience clearly agreed, voting the group in to represent the borough in the Ultimate Battle.

As we gear up for the 2013 Manhattan Battle on June 7, we asked KHORIKOS’ Artistic Director/Conductor Jesse Peckham what advice he’d give to this year’s contestants.

“Performing for the high energy audience at The Greene Space is an absolute thrill, as is managing the high-stakes competitive environment,” Peckham. “My advice is don’t let the pressure distract you. You’re there to show off your talent in a way that connects with the audience, and you should focus on that.”

Watch the group’s borough-winning performance above.


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