YPC and Francisco Núñez returned from Munich, Germany, on Monday, October 12, where they were hosted by BR Klassik, with a first-place win in the Children and Youth Category after a flawless performance in the 2015 European Broadcasting Network’s Let the Peoples Sing competition, among the most prestigious choral competitions in all of Europe. YPC is the first American chorus ever to place first in the competition’s 54-year history.
After Sunday’s competition performances among YPC, the Aarhus Girls’ Chorus from Denmark and the Romanian Radio Children’s Choir, the judges named the Danish choir the winner. However, on Monday morning, the judges rethought their initial decision and determined that the American chorus should tie with the Danish choir for first place in the Children’s and Youth category.
Francisco and the choristers received the news while 35,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean on their return flight to New York. Tears and cheers ensued!!
Enjoy the entire competition by clicking here. YPC’s first-place-winning performance is at Time Code: 18:00.