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YPC performs at the Mostly Mozart Festival, Marcus Garvey Park, and tours Canada and Japan

An exciting 30th Anniversary summer

This month: Young People’s Chorus of New York City celebrates its 30th anniversary summer with two dozen performances in 17 cities in three countries –  from New York City and the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia in Canada to 15 Japanese cities.

FREE PRE-CURTAIN CONCERT AT MARCUS GARVEY PARK PRECEDING CLASSICAL THEATRE OF HARLEM’S “ANTIGONE”

Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.  |  Richard Rodgers Amphitheater

Conducted by YPC Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez, YPC will give a free pre-curtain concert, followed by The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Antigone at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. YPC will have just returned from the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in British Columbia, and this concert will provide the audience with the rare opportunity to experience a one-hour version of the kind of extraordinary program of virtuoso music and dance that YPC takes on tour to countries all over the world.

Both the pre-curtain concert and Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Antigone are free and open to the public. Enter Marcus Garvey Park at 124th Street & Fifth Avenue, and walk south to Richard Rodgers Amphitheater.

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MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL: BERNSTEIN MASS

July 17-18 at 7:30 p.m.  |  David Geffen Hall

YPC, led by Elizabeth Núñez, returns to Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival as featured artists in the New York production premiere of two fully staged productions of Bernstein MASS: A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers. Mostly Mozart Artistic Director Louis Langrée conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, baritone Nmon Ford, and the cast in this lavish work described by The New York Times as “An extravagant, exuberant and endlessly inventive creation.”

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INTERNATIONAL CHORAL KATHAUMIXW

July 1-9  |  Powell River, British Columbia, Canada

YPC returns to this renowned choral festival, which takes place every two years in Powell River on the “Sunshine Coast” of British Columbia. The chorus will join more than 1,200 singers from choruses in North America and as far away as Uganda, Taiwan, Poland, and Australia, in performances and competitions under the direction of Elizabeth Núñez.

On Wednesday, July 4, YPC will be featured in a public concert with three other participating choirs – Crescent Collegiate Vocal Ensemble (Canada), Ad Una Corda (Slovak Republic), and Pan African Choir (Uganda) – at the Max Cameron Theatre.

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Multi-city Tour of Japan

July 9 – August 10  |  15 cities throughout Japan

In its fifth visit to Japan, YPC choristers, under the direction of YPC Artistic Director and 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, covering 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 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.

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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.

Photos by Stephanie Berger