YPC brings its award-winning choral programs to 2,000 children annually. Choristers attend rehearsals led by YPC-trained conductors and professional accompanists, and each chorus performs throughout the year. YPC’s repertoire ranges from classical traditions to contemporary works, through gospel, folk, theater, pop, and world music.
Children and teens participate in YPC’s highly acclaimed core after-school program, learning age-appropriate vocal and music-reading techniques, as well as performance and choreography skills. Performing throughout the year on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, these ensembles are also regularly invited for special TV appearances, and to participate in national and international choral competitions and festivals.
Children in YPC’s Community Choruses attend after-school rehearsals in their neighborhood hosted by YPC community partners, and perform concerts throughout the year in their communities and across New York City.
Through its partnerships with New York City’s public schools, YPC brings its nationally recognized music education and choral performance program to children in 18 schools.