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

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!

Itinerary

DAY 1 – SUNDAY, JULY 1

Travel day


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

Competition

Performance: Concert 8


DAY 6 – FRIDAY, JULY 6

Awards Concert


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.