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The Young People’s Chorus of New York City will hold its 2017 fund-raising gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center, on Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez and the chorus are excited to welcome their special guests: Broadway stars Mandy Gonzalez (Angelica) from Hamilton and Alexandra Socha from Spring Awakening plus Time for Three, a virtuoso string trio with comic flair and staggering technique.

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) and Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez will be the special guests of American baritone Lester Lynch in a concert of hymns and spirituals celebrating Black History Month at the Christ Church in New York City on Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City brightens the holiday season with multiple concerts across New York City. This Sunday, December 11 all YPC choral divisions, with singers ranging from 7 to 18 years of age, will perform in two winter concert performances at the 92nd Street Y at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. YPC’s annual winter concert is one of New York City’s most joyful events of the season, with YPC’s choristers singing holiday favorites and songs of the season from all over the world.

The #Sing1Voice effort calls on the choral community to give voice to the things that unite us rather than divide us. As Francisco Núñez, artistic director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City said, “Maybe if we listen to each other’s music, we will be willing to listen to each other’s words.” We invite your chorus, choir, or singing ensemble to participate – and to spread the message.

Even professional contemporary-music ensembles don’t often perform six world premieres on a single night. But on Friday at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, some 90 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 did just that. The excellent Young People’s Chorus of New York City presented the next installment of Transient Glory, its program that commissions composers to write challenging works for young voices.

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City will premiere six new choral works as part of their continuing Transient Glory concert series in a pair of performances on Friday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 6. Friday’s display will occur at Brooklyn venue National Sawdust at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s show takes place at the Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan, also with a 7 p.m. starting time.

MacArthur Fellow Francisco Núñez founded the Young People’s Chorus of New York City in 1988 with a two-fold mission of artistic excellence and diversity. 29 years later, YPC is internationally renowned, serving over 1,400 students of all backgrounds from neighborhoods all over the city each year and continuing to add to its portfolio of more than 100 works for youth chorus commissioned from today’s best known composers.