Numerous television and radio appearances, digital recordings, international tours and competitions followed, including performances for Pope Benedict XVI, the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial, attended by President and Michelle Obama, and for Pope Francis during his historic New York City visit, viewed by millions of people around the world.
But perhaps one of the most pivotal moments in YPC’s history occurred in the summer of 2015, when the chorus celebrated the opening of its first permanent home, a state-of-the-art facility located across from Lincoln Center. Fulfilling a long-held dream of housing all of its artistic, educational and administrative activities together under one roof, YPC’s home provides cutting-edge rehearsal and study spaces, and serves as an after-school safe haven for young choristers. With computer labs, classrooms and a student lounge, choristers can explore their creative and academic interests alongside a diverse group of peers.
Today, YPC is one of the most highly acclaimed choruses in the world. While its multifaceted programming continues to expand in new directions, its mission stays true to Francisco Núñez’s original belief: that providing inclusiveness and demanding excellence of its children – both on and off stage – encourages young people to open their minds to each other, and to all of life’s possibilities.