A Triumph in Munich: First Prize in Let the Peoples Sing
In a visit to Minnesota Public Radio in 2014, Brian Newhouse, the managing director of classical music, announced that MPR had selected YPC as the one and only American youth choir to be considered to compete in the Euroradio Choral Competition Let the Peoples Sing semi-finals. MPR is a radio member of this international competition, which is organized every two years. Soon after, YPC learned that it had been selected to advance to the finals to be held in Munich, Germany, to compete for the top honor. In October 2015, YPC became the first American chorus in the 54-year history of the competition to win first prize. Millions tuned in to hear the live stream of the competition broadcast on Bavarian Radio.