Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Decade of Dreams: James Taylor

No YPC Concert is complete without a world premiere. Through the Transient Glory series our children have sang dozens of premieres from a diverse gathering of the world's finest composers. On October 22nd the YPC will add one more premiere to their repertoire when they perform the choral arrangement of James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes" in Carnegie Hall for our 10th Anniversary.

James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards in his lifetime. On October 22nd he will add one more award to his career when the Young People's Chorus of New York City performs "You Can Close Your Eyes" to close the Gala concert.

Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
All 1,000 members of the YPC will perform with guests:
The New York Pops
Rosanne Cash
Stephen Petronio Company
Melinda Doolittle and Phil Stacey - 2007 American Idol Finalists
Tony Winner Christian Hoff and Bobby Spencer - Broadway Musical "Jersey Boys"
Soledad O'Brien - CNN
Maxi Priest - Reggae Superstar

Also featuring:
Brand new song - part theatre, part classical, part rap - written as a gift to the YPC by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony-winning collaborators of such productions as Ragtime and Seussical, entitled "The Song I Sing".

Concert tickets are on sale now:
Carnegie Hall box office
Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A Decade of Dreams: Rosanne Cash

As the summer comes to an end the Young People's Chorus of New York City begins to prepare for our 10th Anniversary Gala, A Decade of Dreams (Shaping Lives Through Music), on October 22nd at Carnegie Hall. This concert will feature the YPC and special guests, The New York Pops, Rosanne Cash, Stephen Petronio Company, American Idol finalists Melinda Doolittle and Phil Stacey, Tony-winner Christian Hoff and Spencer from "Jersey Boys", CNN's Soledad O'Brien, and reggae artist Maxi Priest.

Over the years Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and author Rosanne Cash has become a champion of the Young People's Chorus of New York City. The two have shared the stage at several concerts, and collaborated for the song "How Many Christmases" in 2006. It is an honor to have one of Country Music's greatest artists celebrate the YPC's 10th Anniversary on what will surely be an unforgettable evening.

Watch Rosanne Cash, daughter of legend Johnny Cash, perform her father's song, "40 Shades of Green".

Friday, August 3, 2007

YPC in the Studio with Neil Young

Arranger Darrell Brown giving the children pointers.
He encouraged everyone to slowly dance while
they sang.

Conductor, Elizabeth Nunez, keeping a close ear on
those pitches.

Choristers stretched throughout the day to stay in

Neil, Darrell, and the YPC posing the best way we know