[Cleveland Daily Banner] Young People’s Chorus of New York City to perform at Lee

Young People’s Chorus of New York City, photo by Stephanie Berger

Lee University will conclude its 2017-18 Presidential Concert Series with the highly-acclaimed Young People’s Chorus of New York City on Friday, April 13, in Pangle Hall at 7:30 p.m.

YPC is a multi-cultural youth chorus internationally renowned for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship. Founded in 1988, the choir is directed by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez and Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth McKinney Núñez, who recently received Lee University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Paul Conn, who with his wife, Darlia, selects all artists for this series, said:  “Our audience is going to love these youngsters and their music. They will provide an evening of music we will be talking about for years. It’s hard for a local group to make an impact in a city like New York, where the audiences hear so much memorable music, but these kids have made a name for themselves, and after they have been on the Pangle Hall stage, everyone in Cleveland will understand why. It will be a night to remember!”

YPC’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance and classical traditions to gospel, folk, pop, contemporary, and world music. YPC has performed on four continents, has won over a dozen gold medals in international choral competitions, and has invigorated the repertoire for young voices by commissioning and premiering over 100 compositions from today’s most distinguished composers.

YPC is a recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, America’s highest honor for youth programs.

The chorus has impacted thousands of children by providing a vocal music education, ensuring that 100 percent of YPC alumni attend college, and giving chorus members and those connected to them a path to success.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for seniors and children and can be purchased at the Dixon Center Box Office or by contacting 423-614-8343, Monday-Friday, from 3-6 p.m. Tickets are also available at https://www.showclix.com/event/YPC-NYC.