November 20, 2019
Young People’s Chorus of New York City's 2019 Holiday Performances

2019 Holiday Performances

Francisco J. Núñez and YPC at 2018 Winter Wonder concert

Young People’s Chorus of New York City® (YPC) celebrates the holidays with a variety of performances citywide, including the annual YPC Winter Wonder concert, a New York holiday tradition beloved by families across the city. Led by YPC Founder / Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez and Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez, this year’s Winter Wonder concert takes place at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on Sunday, December 8, at 4:00 p.m. and features Metropolitan Opera star Nadine Sierra and dramatic baritone Lester Lynch.

YPC also performs at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Window Unveiling, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Church of the Intercession, as well as in televised appearances on NBC at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and TODAY Show with Hoda & Jenna.

See below for further details on all YPC holiday performances.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s Holiday Window Unveiling
Monday, November 25 at 6:50 p.m. ET

L to R: YPC choristers; Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday 2019 Light Show rendering

YPC kicks off the holiday season in performance at Saks Fifth Avenue’s annual holiday window unveiling, which this year features a display inspired by Disney’s upcoming film Frozen 2. The production includes a 10-story-tall theatrical light show, along with a variety of Disney entertainers. The event will be live-streamed on saks.com/holiday and disney.com. For more information, see Saks Fifth Avenue’s official announcement here.

93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 28 from 9:00 a.m.
till 12:00 p.m. (all time zones; live on NBC)

YPC performing at the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

YPC returns this year to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, joining singer / actress Idina Menzel in a performance of “Sleigh Ride” that will be televised live on NBC. The chorus appears in the 2019 parade having also performed last year with country music star Martina McBride. For more information on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, visit macys.com/social/parade.

Winter Wonder: A Festive Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall

L to R: Metropolitan Opera star Nadine Sierra; Francisco Núñez & YPC; dramatic baritone Lester Lynch

Following last year’s Winter Wonder concert at Carnegie Hall, YPC takes this annual tradition to Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, joined by Metropolitan Opera star Nadine Sierra and dramatic baritone Lester Lynch. YPC Founder / Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez and Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez lead the chorus in a program that blends traditional holiday favorites with contemporary works, as well as the choreography of Jacquelyn Bird. For more information, visit ypc.org/event/winter-concert-2019.

Clement Clarke Moore Candlelight Service and Celebration
Sunday, December 15 at 3:00 p.m.
Church of the Intercession (550 West 155th Street)

L to R: YPC choristers; WPIX11 News Anchor Kaity Tong

YPC, conducted by Assistant Conductor Gia Gan, returns to the Church of the Intercession to sing the musical prelude in the Church’s 109th annual holiday candlelight reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” (A Visit from Saint Nicholas). Following the reading, which is given this year by WPIX11 News Anchor Kaity Tong, audience members can join in a lantern procession and wreath-laying ceremony at Clement Moore’s mausoleum at Trinity Church, across from the Church of the Intercession, a tradition that began in 1911. The performance and reading are free and open to the public. For more information, visit intercessionnyc.org.

40th Annual “A City Singing at Christmas”
Thursday, December 19 at 7:00 p.m. ET
St. Patrick’s Cathedral (14 East 51st Street)

YPC performing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s “A City Singing at Christmas”

YPC performs at the 40th annual “A City Singing at Christmas,” joined in a program of traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols by the Orpheus Club Men's Chorus, St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, The Cathedral Organs, and New York Symphonic Brass. General seating is free and open to the public. The program is traditionally live-streamed at saintpatrickscathedral.org/live. For more information, visit saintpatrickscathedral.org/events/40th-annual-a-city-singing-at-christmas.

NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna
Wednesday, December 25 at 10 a.m. (all time zones)

L to R: YPC at the TODAY Show in 2018; NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna

YPC celebrates Christmas with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on NBC’s TODAY Show. YPC Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez leads the choristers in song, having also conducted them on the TODAY Show last year in advance of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For more information about TODAY with Hoda & Jenna, visit today.com/hoda-and-jenna.

Young People’s Chorus of New York City® is a world-renowned youth chorus founded in 1988 on a mission of diversity, artistic excellence, and education by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur Fellow, Musical America’s 2018 Educator of the Year, and—as of December 2019—a recipient of ASCAP’s Life in Music Award. Under the leadership of Mr. Núñez and Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez, the program harnesses the power of music to fulfill the potential of children, heightening an awareness of the ability of children to rise to unforeseen levels of artistry. Two-thousand children from 8 to 18 participate annually in YPC through its after-school, in-school, and community programs. YPC is a recipient of the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, America’s highest honor for youth programs. For more information, visit ypc.org.

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