This summer, YPC continues its 30th Anniversary celebration with two international tours!
First, choristers led by Elizabeth Núñez head to Powell River, British Columbia, Canada to participate in the International Choral Kathaumixw. Then, just as the Canada group returns, another group of choristers led by Francisco J. Núñez leaves for a 15-city, month-long tour of Japan. Follow our entire tour journey here!
Multi-city Japanese Tour
July 9 – August 10 | 15 cities throughout Japan
In its fifth visit to Japan, YPC choristers, under the direction of YPC Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez, will embark on a country-wide, month-long tour of Japan from July 9 to August 10. The tour will include 18 performances and 5 workshops in 15 cities, and will cover more than 1100 miles from Shunan in the south of Japan to Sapporo in the north.
This tour is being sponsored by Min-On Concert Association, which since 1965 has been introducing the finest performing arts and artists from every corner of the world to the people of Japan in its mission to promote international cultural exchange and peace. Min-On has previously sponsored YPC twice before: in back-to-back, sold-out tours in 2009 and 2010 reaching thousands of audience members in 30 Japanese cities.
Please check back for updates, photos and videos!
Watch NHK’s Direct Talk – “Together with Music”
Francisco J. Núñez is the founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC).
Through music, he teaches a diverse group of children about the joy of life and the value of cooperation.
Where to find YPC
International Choral Kathuamixw
July 1-9 in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
UPDATE: YPC named “Choir of the World” at Kathaumixw, earning the top prize Saturday after having won two gold medals Friday, in the categories of Children’s Choir and Contemporary Choral Music!
From July 1 to 9, more than 40 choristers from the Young People’s Chorus of New York City led by YPC Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez took part in International Choral Kathaumixw, a renowned choral festival that takes place every two years in Powell River, a beautiful city 80 air miles north of Vancouver on the “Sunshine Coast” of British Columbia in Canada. The YPC singers were joined by more than 1,200 singers from choruses in North America and as far away as Uganda, Taiwan, Poland, and Australia, in four days of performances and competitions.
Get the latest tour updates below!
Thank you Tommy Hilfiger!
Young People’s Chorus of New York City is grateful to Tommy Hilfiger, the chorus’s official tour outfitter, for generously contributing a touring wardrobe for each of YPC’s young men and woman who are traveling to Canada and Japan this summer.