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Coming up: Gala, the ACDA Eastern Region Conference and a collaboration with Eve Beglarian
Young People’s Chorus of New York City excitedly rehearses for next month’s Annual Gala Benefit Concert, while preparing for the ACDA Eastern Region Conference and a collaboration with composer Eve Beglarian and choreographer Megan Williams. We also recap January’s historic visit to Jerusalem.
ACDA Eastern Region Conference 2020
March 4-7, 2020 – Rochester, NY
Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez and singers from YPC will travel to Rochester, NY to participate in a major regional conference for choral directors. YPC is honored to be chosen as one of the choruses to perform in individual concert sessions, which will take place at the historic Hochstein School of Music on Friday, March 6.
Annual Gala Benefit Concert and Dinner
Tuesday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. | Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Under the baton of Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez, YPC is set to hit the stage for the Annual Gala Benefit Concert. The event will be hosted by Grammy Award-winning superstar Jason Mraz, whose passion for inclusive arts education deeply aligns with YPC’s mission of diversity, education and artistic excellence. Over 400 young artists will be joined by YPC alumna Aneesa Folds from Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme and acclaimed soprano Lisa Delan. Get ready for a show-stopping performance full of dazzling choreography and music ranging from Gordon Getty and Karl Jenkins to Prince and Hall and Oates.
can I have it without begging
March 26-28 at 8:00 p.m. | St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery
YPC performs in can I have it without begging, a program of mutually-inspired live music and dance collaborations between renowned choreographer Megan Williams and acclaimed composer Eve Beglarian. Debuting at Danspace Project, can i have it without begging will include world premieres of two new music works by Eve Beglarian and premieres of several new dance works by Megan Williams
YPC honored to take part in a historic event at Yad Vashem and perform for largest gathering of world leaders in Israel
On January 23, YPC represented the United States at the World Holocaust Forum 2020 at Yad Vashem, commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This unprecedented event, entitled “Remembering the Holocaust, Fighting Antisemitism,” offered the opportunity for YPC to represent the United States in an ensemble that also included singers from France, Russia, and the U.K. The choristers sang movements from Requiems by Mozart, Karl Jenkins, and Saint-Saëns with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia conducted by renowned Maestro Vladimir Spivakov.
Read more and see photos from this event.
Photos by Stephanie Berger, Kevin Yatarola, and courtesy of the European Jewish Congress.