Young People's Chorus of New York City, Francisco J. Núñez, Founder/Artistic Director
Concerts | 2015-2016 Season

Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m.
YPC Special Pre-Tour Program
Pre-Curtain Performance of
Classical Theater of Harlem’s Macbeth at 8 p.m.

Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park
(Enter the park at 124th Street & Fifth Avenue, and walk south to the venue)

Free and open to the public
http://www.cthnyc.org/macbeth/


 

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Thursday, July 21, 6 p.m.
Festival Napa Valley
Napa, California

Mont La Salle Chapel
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Baritone Lester Lynch

More information and tickets available here.

 

 

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Saturday, July 23, 2 p.m.
Festival Napa Valley
Napa, California

Lincoln Theater
Free Community Concert

The concert is free, but tickets are required.
For more information, click here.

 

 

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Tuesday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
YPC with special guest Ruthie Foster
Austin, Texas

Paramount Theater

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Previously This Season...

Saturday, June 4
3:30 p.m.

YPCWH Spring Concert
Church of the Intercession
Broadway at West 155th Street
Suggested donation: $5 at the door

The Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights presents its annual Spring Concert, this year at the Church of the Intercession, a Gothic-style church landmarked in 1966. The program featuring YPC's celebrated community chorus in Washington Heights conducted by YPC Assistant Conductor Maria Peña will also include a very special appearance by YPC's newest community chorus from Goddard Riverside Community Center conducted by YPC Conducting Fellow Kari Francis.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016
12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
YPC Spring Celebration Concert
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y

YPC has scheduled two “Spring Concert” performances on Saturday, June 11, at the 92nd Street Y:  at 12:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this annual event, eagerly anticipated by both the YPC chorus members and audiences alike.

 

 

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Wednesday, June 1
11 a.m.

Satellite Schools Concert
Kaufmann Concert Hall
92nd Street Y
New York, NY
FREE

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Thursday, May 26
7 p.m.

American Young Voices
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Tickets: www.americanyoungvoices.com

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Sunday, May 1
Return engagement
First United Methodist Church
Schenectady, New York

Map/Directions

The Young People's Chorus of New York City returned to The Concert Series at First United Methodist Church (603 State Street) on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. The chorus, conducted by Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellow, has previously performed in the concert series twice before to delighted capacity audiences.

Admission for this concert is free, as a gift to the community from First United Methodist Church.

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Wednesday, April 6
Benefit Concert to Support Victims of the 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami
New York Chorus Festival
Carnegie Hall

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March 7, 2016
YPC Gala
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall

The annual gala of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City supports a program that has touched and transformed the lives of thousands of children of all cultural and economic backgrounds for the past 28 years. Each year YPC’s program of diversity and artistic excellence reaches over 1,400 children, expanding the horizons of its members not only musically, but also academically and socially. The YPC Scholarship Fund supplements or covers tuition for any chorus member in need, and its College Bound program provides mentoring and counseling to ensure that every YPC graduate goes on to higher education. Now with YPC’s move into its new home YPC welcomes new and limitless opportunities to strengthen and grow its model both within the city’s communities and beyond.

Read more here.

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January 15, 2016
Friday, 7 p.m.

VisionIntoArt's FERUS Festival
National Sawdust, Brooklyn

Epiphany, The Cycle of Life, which was premiered by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) in BAM’s Next Wave Festival in November, was reprised in a concert version conducted by YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez on Friday, January 15, as part of VisionIntoArt’s (VIA) third annual FERUS Festival, held for the first time at National Sawdust.

A moving and mystical journey of the soul into the afterlife, Epiphany - a collaboration between YPC and VIA - was conceived by filmmaker Ali Hossaini following the death of his mother. Featuring music by Paola Prestini, Zimbabwean artist Netsayi Chigwendere, and Sarah Kirkland Snider, it was described by Musical America as “a showcase for lovely and refined musicmaking by composers and performers alike.”

Epiphany shared the evening’s bill with a reimagining of VIA’s Lullaby Movement, a work of collected ancient and modern lullabies from diverse cultural, migrant and refugee communities.

National Sawdust

80 North Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY

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January 10, 2016
Sunday, 2 p.m.

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert
New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens

On Sunday, January 10, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City gives its first performance of 2016 in the Viscusi Gallery of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow, Queens, as part of Carnegie Hall’s series of Neighborhood Concerts. YPC will be conducted by Elizabeth Núñez in a program that includes children’s classics, musical theater, and folk music from around the world.

Tickets are free.

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Queens, NY

More information is available from 718-699-0005 or at www.carnegiehall.org.

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Christmas Day, December 25
CNN New Day

Join Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira for CNN’s annual Christmas Show, featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco J. Núñez on Christmas morning.

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December 20, 2015
Sunday, 3:00 p.m.

YPCWH to sing at The Church of The Intercession
Broadway at West 155th Street

New York’s Oldest Christmas Tradition

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH) performs in a musical prelude to the annual holiday candlelight reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s "Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from Saint Nicholas)".

Following the reading, audience members may join in a lantern procession and wreath-laying ceremony at Clement Moore’s mausoleum at Trinity Church, across the street from The Church of the Intercession.

The performance and reading are free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

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December 17, 2015
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

36th Annual “A City Singing at Christmas”
St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Fifth Avenue and 51st Street)

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Francisco J. Núñez join the Queens College Choir, the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Organ, and New York Symphonic Brass in this joyful celebration of Christmas with a program of traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols in the majesty of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The evening closes with the evening’s performers and everyone else in attendance joining together to sing Silent Night by candle light.

Admission is FREE.  Come early for best seats.  More information is available from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015
“A New York City Holiday”
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J.  Núñez, Artistic Director/Founder

92nd Street Y - 1395 Lexington Avenue

2:00 – Matinee
5:30 – Evening Performance

All YPC divisions - YPC’s winter concert is one of New York City’s most joyful events of every holiday season. Bring your whole family and friends to enjoy YPC’s choristers singing songs of the season from all over the world, holiday favorites, and some very special surprises.

Tickets: 2:00 p.m. Matinee – Starting at $20
Tickets: 5:30 p.m. Evening – Starting at $25

Tickets are available at the 92nd Street Y box office, by calling 212-415-5500, or online at www.92y.org.

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December 5, 2015
Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH) Holiday Concert
Fort George Presbyterian Church
1525 St. Nicholas Avenue
Between 186th and 187th Street

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH), the first after-school community program of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, is excited to sing a special free holiday concert for all of its families and friends in the Washington Heights-Inwood community. The program of music from many holiday traditions will be led by YPC Assistant Conductor Maria Peña.

Donations will be accepted at the door.

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November 4-7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Four World Premiere Performances
Epiphany: The Cycle of Life
BAM, Fishman Space

A production of VisionIntoArt, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and 3Legged Dog

In BAM’s Next Wave Festival 2015 at Fishman Space

An hour-long journey through labyrinths of light in a musical ode to life with Zimbabwean singer Netsayi and YPC performing music by Paola Prestini and Sarah Kirkland Snider, while surreal videos and 3D imagery by Ali Hossaini pulsate with epic chronologies and whirling constellations that merge with musical epiphanies that reveal the epic connectedness of all things.

For a brief glimpse, watch below or click here:

Original music by Paola Prestini, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and Netsayi
Libretto by Niloufar Talebi and Nathaniel Bellows
Conducted by Francisco J. Núñez
Directed by Michael McQuilken
Film by Ali Hossaini

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October 11, 2015
Euroradio International Choral Competition
Munich, Germany

The Young People's Chorus of New York City flew to Munich to sing on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, in the European Broadcasting Union's Euroradio International Choral Competition performances. YPC was selected by American Public Media (APM) as the only U.S. chorus to represent the United States in these performances.

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September 25, 2015
Pope Francis Visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
World Trade Center
New York, NY

11: 30 a.m. – Friday, September 25, 2015
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City was invited to sing for Pope Francis on Friday, September 25 as part of his first visit to the United States. At 11:30 a.m., 100 members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City conducted by YPC Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez sang a song specially arranged for this occasion at a multi-religious meeting for peace at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

4:00 p.m. – Friday, September 25, 2015
Later in the day at 4 p.m. Francisco Núñez, who is also a composer and pianist, performed several selections during Pope Francis’s visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, a Catholic Charities event, where Pope Francis planned to spend time with some of the students.

More information about the Pope’s three-city U.S. tour is available at here.

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September 14, 2015
Radio Radiance broadcast
WWFM The Classical Network
www.wwfm.org

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