Manhattan Film Festival – “This Time Round” World Premiere

June 21, 2024

Young People’s Chorus of New York City and the Manhattan Film Festival present our award-winning documentary film, This Time Round, at the upcoming 2024 Manhattan Film Festival on Friday, June 21st at 5 pm, at Cinema Village.

This latest recognition is another opportunity to celebrate the artistic depth and resilience portrayed by our inspiring young people.

This Time Round explores the many facets of the extended COVID-19 pandemic’s intense emotional toll—fear, isolation, sadness and hopefulness—as experienced through the eyes of the young choristers and accomplished composers of YPC. This film features commissions from 15 of today’s renowned composers – including Paquito D’Rivera, Aneesa Folds, David Lang and Paola Prestini – and the voices of nearly 600 choristers who recorded themselves during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Learn more about our award-winning film at