YPC’s Community Chorus Program began in 2012 when Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez established the first community chorus in Washington Heights to provide more children with the opportunity to participate in YPC’s award-winning choral program. In 2015, YPC established its second community chorus at the Goddard Riverside Community Center on the Upper West Side. The program is directed by YPC Assistant Conductor Maria Peña.
Children in YPC community choruses attend after school rehearsals led by YPC-trained conductors and professional accompanists. Each chorus performs concerts throughout the year within their community and throughout New York City. Rehearsals are hosted by YPC Community Partners.
Established 2012 | Maria C. Peña, CONDUCTOR
In residence at Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side, Manhattan
Established 2015 | Ahra Cho, CONDUCTOR