The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) is recognized worldwide for its award-winning performances and spectacular artistry. But the chorus grew out of humble beginnings. It all started with Francisco J. Núñez, a young piano prodigy in Washington Heights whose life was profoundly changed by music. Through his musical talent, he met and socialized with children with the same musical interests, but from different cultural and economic backgrounds.

Posted: Sep-2-2016

Concluding a weekend summit that explores how young singers might achieve balance in a chaotic world, the consistently impressive Young People’s Chorus of NYC offers a world première by Ellen Reid, a Pulitzer Prize winner this year. Reid also helped assemble the rest of the program, which includes music by Dominick Argento, Stephen Sondheim, and the Books and features performances by Mantra Percussion and Newfoundland’s Shallaway Youth Choir.

— The New Yorker
Posted: Jul-18-2019