The world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) has announced an exciting lineup of summer performances beginning Saturday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. with a public sing-along at Josie Robertson Plaza at New York City’s Lincoln Center, and continuing through July. featuring performances at two of the west’s most important festivals: Sing A Mile High in Denver and Festival Napa Valley.
Committed to elevating children’s voices and providing pathways to success through art, YPC’s lineup of upcoming events includes the following:
Sing New York
Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 2:30 p.m.; With rain in the forecast Saturday, this event could move to Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 1pm
Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center in NYC
The summer season kicks off with Sing New York, a large-scale sing-along at Josie Robertson Plaza for thousands of New Yorkers alongside the Young People’s Chorus of New York, led by Creative Director Elizabeth Núñez. This event is free and open to everyone.
New York City Youth Choir at the 14th Annual Japan Parade
Saturday 14 May, 1 – 3 pm
Starts at Central Park West/81st Street and heads south to 68th Street
Choir members are excited to perform in New York City’s much-loved Japan Parade, a family-friendly event curated by the city’s Japanese community to promote a deeper understanding of Japanese culture. The parade culminates in Central Park with a celebration, including free tastings of popular Japanese dishes and performances throughout the day.
New York City’s Young People’s Chorus with The Stephen Petronio Dance Company
Tuesday 17 May – Sunday 22 May 2022
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, New York
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City is excited to join the Stephen Petronio Dance Company for the 2022 season at the Joyce Theater. YPC will perform Bridge Over Troubled Water and Balm at 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 Covid-19 lockdown, this bold and visceral dialogue between bodies, space and the viewer’s eye is a call to connection and hope.
YPC will also perform compositions based on the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson for a re-enactment of Petronio’s Bloom (2006), the upbeat and iconic collaboration with Rufus Wainwright.
Tickets start at $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Joyce Theater’s website. The performances are 7.30 pm on Tuesday 17 May and Wednesday 18 May; 8pm Thursday – Saturday May 19-21; and Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.
Youth Choir 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 City
Everyone is invited to participate in the Young People’s Chorus of New York City’s annual Spring Concert, featuring Broadway favorites, classical choral compositions and new work by YPC’s own alumni from YPC’s “Just Songs” commission series.
New York City School Choir Concert Youth Choir
Wednesday 8 June at 11 am
Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City’s School Choruses Program, an in-school music, education, and performance initiative founded in 2003 to make YPC’s unique music education and performance program available to more New York City students, will holding 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 Sing A Mile High Choral Festival
Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July 2022
Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Creative Director Elizabeth Nunez, is honored to have been selected to participate in the 2022 Sing A Mile High International Children’s Choral Festival, a premier treble choir festival across the country.
YPC members will participate in five days of rehearsals, workshops, and social activities that will culminate in a public performance at the Newman Center for Performing Arts, featuring individual and mass choral performances led by world-renowned guest conductors.
New York City’s Young People’s Chorus at The Classical Theater of Harlem
sunday july 10
Pre-curtain show at 7:15 PM; Twelfth Night 8:30 pm
Richard Rogers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park
YPC will present a dazzling pre-curtain concert prior to The Classical Theater of Harlem’s Uptown Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night. The concert and performance are free and open to the public.
New York City Youth Choir at Festival Napa Valley
14 – 27 July 2022
Festival Napa Valley presents breathtaking performances in iconic wine country settings coupled with the unparalleled food, wine and hospitality of Napa Valley. The Young People’s Chorus of New York City will perform several times during the festival, including:
Novak Concert for Kids with New York City Youth Choir
Thursday 14 July at 11 am
CIA at Copia, 500 1st Street in Napa, CA
YPC runs 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 participate.
Young People’s Chorus of New York City with Lester Lynch, Mikayla Sager and Mario Chang
Saturday July 16 at 6.30 pm
CIA at Copia, 500 1st Street in Napa, CA
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, led by Francisco J. Núñez, returns for a festive and uniquely American concert. The evening will include the world premiere of Nia Imani Franklin’s Polaris, an anthem that pays tribute to making Juneteenth a national holiday, and an arrangement of Gordon Getty’s celebrated choral work Young America. Renowned baritone Lester Lynch reunites with the choir for a selection of hymns and spirituals. Also performing this year are the winners of the Manetti Shrem Opera Prize: soprano Mikayla Sager and tenor Mario Chang. This concert is part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series.
Arts for All Gala with Trisha Yearwood
Sunday 17 July at 5 p.m
Nickel & Nickel, 8164 St. Helena Highway in Oakville, CA
The art belongs to all of us. Making art accessible to all is one of the central tenets of Festival Napa Valley and the goal of the Arts for All gala. Wine Country’s premier 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 one of the nation’s largest fundraisers for arts education.
Singer, author, actress and television host Trisha Yearwood brings her powerful vocals to the stage tonight. The three-time Grammy Award-winning country music star will perform her greatest hits. The internationally renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City will also perform. Led by founder and conductor Francisco J. Núñez, the choir provides music education to children of all cultural and economic backgrounds. Their high, young voices, superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship serve as inspiration for the power that art can have in our lives.
Guests are treated to dinner prepared by a renowned chef, paired with exquisite offerings of Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel wines, and the world-renowned champagne of Legras & Haas. The festivities include an exciting live auction featuring a collection of luxury lots that are not for sale.
The festive evening offers free and affordable access to world-class performances, arts education programs for Napa County public schools, Festival Napa Valley’s music academies, and scholarships for students and talented 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’s Summer Program & Festival
Tuesday 19 July to Monday 25 July 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 nation’s premier summer schools and festivals for classically trained musicians. musicians.
During the residency, choristers from YPC National and YPC NYC will participate in workshops, rehearsals and social activities that will culminate in a public performance on Saturday, July 23 at Hahn Hall led by YPC Founder and Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, who will also provide guidance during the week-long residency to choir directors through YPC National’s professional development studio program. For more information about YPC National, visit www.ypcnational.org.
For more information about YPC, visit www.ypc.org.