Seventy six choristers. Sixteen cities. Two continents.
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!
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.
MONDAY, JULY 9
Depart from New York City to Japan
THURSDAY, JULY 12
Performance at Gunma Kenmin Hall in Maebashi
FRIDAY, JULY 13
Performance at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama
MONDAY, JULY 16
Performance at Aubade Hall in Toyama
TUESDAY, JULY 17
Performance at Tokorozawa Muse Ark Hall in Tokorozawa
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Performance at Sinfonia Iwakuni Concert Hall in Iwakuni
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Performance at Shunan Shi Bunkakaikan in Shunan
MONDAY, JULY 23
Performance at Mie Center for the Arts in Mie
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Performance at Kobe International House in Kobe
FRIDAY, JULY 27
Performance at The Symphony Hall in Osaka
SATURDAY, JULY 28
Performance at Biwako Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Otsu
SUNDAY, JULY 29
Performance at Nagoya Shimin Hall Forest Hall in Nagoya
TUESDAY, JULY 31
Performance at Nitori Culture Hall in Sapporo
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
Performance at Sumida Triphony Hall in Tokyo
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5
Performance at Hokuto Cultural Hall in Nagano
MONDAY, AUGUST 6
Performance at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre in Tokyo
TUESDAY, AUGUST 7
Performance at Ishikawa Ongakudo in Kanazawa
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
Performance at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
Return to NYC
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!
DAY 1 – SUNDAY, JULY 1
DAY 2 – MONDAY, JULY 2
Rehearsal and sightseeing
DAY 3 – TUESDAY, JULY 3
Performance: Gala Opening Concert
DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
Performance: Concert 6
DAY 5 – THURSDAY, JULY 5
Performance: Concert 8
DAY 6 – FRIDAY, JULY 6
DAY 7 – SATURDAY, JULY 7
Gala Closing Concert
DAY 8 – SUNDAY, JULY 8
Sightseeing and travel day
DAY 9 – MONDAY, JULY 9
Return to NYC
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.