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ONCE UPON THE HOLIDAYS

Presented By: Streaming Live in two parts December 18 & 20

Once Upon the Holidays, presented by MasterCard, is a music-filled, two-part holiday special celebrating the season with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City under the direction of Founder/Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez.... With an original story by Tony Award-winning Broadway lyricist Lynn Ahrens and featuring inimitable guest star baritone Lester Lynch, over 500 members of the award-winning chorus sing, dance, act, and bring the holiday spirit directly to your homes in the must-see holiday special of 2020! Read more

PART 1: Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. EST
PART 2: Sunday, December 20 at 5:30 p.m. EST

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ONCE UPON THE HOLIDAYS

Presented By: Streaming Live in two parts December 18 & 20

Once Upon the Holidays, presented by MasterCard, is a music-filled, two-part holiday special celebrating the season with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City under the direction of Founder/Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez. ... With an original story by Tony Award-winning Broadway lyricist Lynn Ahrens and featuring inimitable guest star baritone Lester Lynch, over 500 members of the award-winning chorus sing, dance, act, and bring the holiday spirit directly to your homes in the must-see holiday special of 2020! Read more

PART 1: Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. EST
PART 2: Sunday, December 20 at 5:30 p.m. EST

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Just Songs (Unplugged)

Just Songs is a YPC commissioning program that amplifies voices of first-time and emerging songwriters to inspire our choristers to understand and access today’s world through music. In Just Songs (Unplugged), YPC talent performs acoustic versions of their songs and talks about the issues of social equity facing our communities today.

Nia Soyemi

We Are the Colors

Broadway actress, contemporary vocalist and dancer, Nia Soyemi has appeared on the stage and on television, where her lively personality and infectious smile shines bright. Her original composition “We are the Colors,” is an upbeat song of hope, in which she encourages us all to put our love into action and change the world.

Meet the Artist

Broadway actress, contemporary vocalist and dancer, Nia Soyemi has appeared on the stage and on television, where her lively personality and infectious smile shines bright. Her original composition “We are the Colors,” is an upbeat song of hope, in which she encourages us all to put our love into action and change the world.

Meet the Artist

Fearless Angel
Nate Sabat

Meet the Artist

Grown
Jordan Reynoso

Meet the Artist

A Matter Of Time
Nia Drummond

Meet the Artist

Less Different
Than We Believe
Monica Soyemi

Meet the Artist

Love Everywhere
Blaize Adam

Meet the Artist

Light To Be Found
Caroline Kuhn

Meet the Artist

Take Steps Now
Sly Scott/Jacquie Bird
12.10.2020

New Release

Heroes

A new virtual album dedicated to New York City’s essential workers

Heroes is an album of newly arranged and reimagined songs dedicated to the thousands of New York City essential workers who are keeping us safe throughout the pandemic. Performed by the artists of YPC from their respective homes, each track evokes the emotions of the children at this unique moment in time—from poignancy and sadness to playfulness and delight.
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Album Tracks

Featured

OYE
Heroes

A Rainbow Tomorrow
Heroes

You’ll Never Walk Alone
Heroes

Together Wherever We Go
Heroes

Three Little Birds
Heroes

If You’re Out There
Heroes

Whistle A Happy Tune
Heroes

9 to 5 / Footloose Medley
Heroes

Give Us Hope
Heroes

Brotherhood of Man
Heroes

Heroes

A new virtual album dedicated to New York City’s essential workers

Heroes is an album of newly arranged and reimagined songs dedicated to the thousands of New York City essential workers who are keeping us safe throughout the pandemic. Performed by the artists of YPC from their respective homes, each track evokes the emotions of the children at this unique moment in time—from poignancy and sadness to playfulness and delight.
Read more

Album Tracks

Featured

OYE
Heroes

A Rainbow Tomorrow
Heroes

You’ll Never Walk Alone
Heroes

Together Wherever We Go
Heroes

Three Little Birds
Heroes

If You’re Out There
Heroes

Whistle A Happy Tune
Heroes

9 to 5 / Footloose Medley
Heroes

Give Us Hope
Heroes

Brotherhood of Man
Heroes

Unparalleled Musical Performances

Experience our past performances.

Voices of YPC

Each child who walks through YPC’s doors brings a unique voice, which becomes a permanent part of our tapestry. From current choristers to alumni who have gone on to successful careers, we celebrate their voices, individually and collectively.

"YPC really broadened my horizons as a young person."

Blaize Adam
YPC Member 2010-2012

"I found this love for new cultures and experiences."

Virginia Creary
YPC Member 1999-2006