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 overseen 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.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS AT WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (YPCWH)
- Junior Chorus: Children grades 3-5, rehearses Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
- Senior Chorus: Children grades 6-8, rehearses Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Young People’s Chorus at Goddard Riverside (YPCGR)
- Rehearses Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.