The Young People’s Chorus of New York announces performances for the summer season
The world fame New York Youth Choir (YPC) announced an exciting lineup of summer shows beginning Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. with a public concert at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza in New York City and continuing through July with performances at two of West: Sing A Mile High in Denver and Napa Valley Festival.
Committed to making children’s voices heard and providing pathways to success through the arts, YPC’s upcoming event lineup includes the following:
Sing New York
Saturday May 14, 2022, at 2.30 p.m.; With rain forecast on Saturday, this event could be moved to Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center in New York
The summer season begins with Sing New York, a large-scale concert on Josie Robertson Plaza for thousands of New Yorkers alongside the Young People’s Chorus of New York, led by artistic director Elizabeth Núñez. This event is free and open to everyone.
Young People’s Chorus of New York at the 14th Annual Japan Parade
Saturday, May 14, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Starts at Central Park West/81st Street and continues south to 68th Street
The choir members are thrilled to perform in New York’s beloved Japan Parade, a family-friendly event organized by the city’s Japanese community to promote a better understanding of Japanese culture. The parade culminates in Central Park with a celebration, including a free tasting of popular Japanese dishes and performances throughout the day.
Young People’s Chorus of New York with The Etienne Petronio dance company
From Tuesday May 17 to Sunday May 22, 2022
The Joyce Theater175 Eighth Avenue, New York
The Young People’s Chorus of New York is delighted to join the Etienne Petronio Dance Company for its 2022 season at The Joyce Theater. YPC will perform Bridge Over Troubled Water and Balm in Gilead, recorded in collaboration with Brooklyn-based performance artist and composer Monstah Black, for the world premiere of New Prayer for Now. Conceived as a moving meditation during the confinement linked to Covid-19, this audacious and visceral dialogue between bodies, space and the viewer’s gaze is a call for connection and hope.
Tickets start at $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The Joyce Theaterthe website of. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18; 8 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, May 19 to 21; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22.
Young People’s Chorus of New York City’s Annual Spring Concert – Raising Voices: A Celebration of Spring
Saturday June 5 at 5 p.m.
The United Palace, 4140 Broadway, New York
All are invited to join in the annual Young People’s Chorus of New York Spring Concert, featuring Broadway favorites, classic choral compositions and new works by YPC alumni from YPC’s “Just Songs” series of commissions.
New York Youth Choir Youth School Choir Concert
Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m.
Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
The School Choruses program of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, a school music, education and performance initiative created in 2003 to make YPC’s unique music education and performance program accessible to a greater number of New York City students, will hold its annual School Choruses concert under the direction of YPC Creative Director Elizabeth Núñez. The concert will feature the voices of nearly 1,500 New York public school children from more than 20 public schools.
Young People’s Chorus of New York City at the Sing A Mile High Choral Festival
From Monday June 27 to Friday July 1, 2022
Young People’s Chorus of New York City, led by Creative Director Elizabeth Nunezis honored to have been selected to enter the 2022 competition Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choir Festivala leading choral festival for treble choirs nationwide.
YPC members will participate in five days of rehearsals, workshops, and socials culminating in a public performance at the Newman Center for Performing Arts, featuring individual and mass performances under the direction of world-renowned guest conductors.
Young People’s Chorus of New York City at the Harlem Classic Theater
Sunday July 10
Pre-curtain performance at 7:15 p.m.; Twelfth Night 8:30 p.m.
Richard Rogers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park
YPC will present a dazzling concert before the curtain before Harlem’s Uptown Classic Theater’s Twelfth Night production of Shakespeare in the Park production. The concert and performance are free and open to the public.
Young People’s Chorus of New York at the Napa Valley Festival
July 14 – 27, 2022
The Napa Valley Festival features breathtaking performances in iconic winery settings paired with Napa Valley’s unparalleled food, wine and hospitality. The Young People’s Chorus of New York will perform several times during the festival, including:
Novak Children’s Concert with the New York Youth Choir
Thursday July 14 at 11 a.m.
CIA at Copia, 500 1st Street in Napa, CA
YPC carries out a special program selected for the children and families of the Napa Valley. This concert is made possible by the generous support of Kenneth and Deborah Novack and is open to families with children. Adults must be accompanied by a child to attend.
Young People’s Chorus of New York with Lester LynchMikayla Sager and Mario Chang
Saturday July 16 at 6:30 p.m.
CIA at Copia, 500 1st Street in Napa, CA
The Young People’s Chorus of New York, conducted by Francisco J. Núñez, returns for a festive and uniquely American concert. The evening includes the world premiere of Nia Imani Franklin’s Polaris, an anthem that pays homage to making Juneteenth a national holiday, and an arrangement of Gordon Gettyof the famous choral work Young America. renowned baritone Lester Lynch joins the choir for a selection of hymns and spirituals. Also performing are this year’s Manetti Shrem Opera Prize winners: soprano Mikayla Sager and tenor Mario Chang. This concert is part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts series.
Sunday July 17 at 5 p.m.
Nickel & Nickel, 8164 St. Helena Highway in Oakville, CA
The arts belong to all of us. Making the arts accessible to all is one of the central tenets of the Napa Valley Festival and the goal of the Arts for All Gala. Wine Country’s premier arts charity event, the Arts for All Gala is one of the festival’s most meaningful evenings. With more than $13 million raised to date, it is also among the nation’s largest fundraisers for arts education.
Singer, author, actress and television host Trisha Yearwood brings his powerful voice to the stage tonight. The three-time Grammy Award-winning country music star will perform his greatest hits. The internationally acclaimed Young People’s Chorus of New York also performs. Led by founder and conductor Francisco J. Núñez, the choir provides children from all cultural and economic backgrounds with a musical education. Their soaring young voices, superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship inspire the power the arts can have in our lives.
Guests will be treated to a dinner prepared by a celebrity chef accompanied by exquisite offerings from the Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel wine family, and world-renowned champagne from Legras & Haas. The festivities include an exciting live auction featuring a collection of luxury ‘no money’ lots.
The festive evening offers free and affordable access to world-class performances, Napa County Public Schools Arts Education Programs, Napa Valley Festival Music Academies, and scholarships for talented students and emerging musicians. . Trisha Yearwood appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts series.
Young People’s Chorus of New York City and YPC National at Music Academy of the West Summer Program and Festival
From Tuesday July 19 to Monday July 25, 2022
Santa Barbara, California
YPC National, the national choral organization inspired by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC NYC), will lead a week-long residency at The Music Academy of the West, one of the premier summer schools and festivals in the countries for classically trained musicians.
During the residency, YPC National and YPC NYC choristers will participate in workshops, rehearsals, and socials culminating in a public performance on Saturday, July 23 at Hahn Hall under the direction of YPC Founder and Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez , who will also provide guidance throughout the week-long residency to choir directors through YPC National’s Professional Development Studio program. For more information on YPC National, please visit www.ypcnational.org.
For more information about YPC, please visit www.ypc.org.