Young People’s Chorus Of New York City To Give Free Performances In Utica And Schenectady March 23 And 24
Young People’s Chorus of New York City, founded in 1988 by Francisco J. Núñez on a mission of diversity and artistic excellence, harnesses the power of music to fulfill the potential of children musically, academically, and socially. Over the years, the program has heightened an awareness of the ability of young people to rise to unforeseen levels of artistry. Its acclaimed artistry has inspired invitations for collaborations and performances from a global array of festivals, cultural institutions, and cities on four continents. Over 2,000 children from 8 to 18 of any cultural or economic background participate annually in this internationally renowned program. In 2011 YPC was recognized with America’s highest honor for youth programs, a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur Fellow and Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year, is a composer, conductor, visionary, leading figure in music education, and the artistic director/founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Among his many awards and honors, Mr. Núñez has received an ASCAP Victor Herbert Award and the New York Choral Society’s Choral Excellence Award. NYU Steinhardt presented him with its Distinguished Alumnus Achievement Award, and he holds an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Ithaca College and Gettysburg College.
Our Lady of Lourdes Church contact:
Ann Contino: firstname.lastname@example.org
First United Methodist Church contact:
Dominick Giaquinto: email@example.com – 518-374-4430, Ext. 104
For YPC and Francisco J. Núñez, please contact:
Angela Duryea, 212-289-7779, Ext. 31 or 718-344-5140