Monday, December 14, 2009

Geneva Chorister Feedback!

"Our concert in Geneva on Thursday, December 10 was truly an eye-opening experience for me. It seemed like our presence and mission really opened the minds and hearts of the audience members. When the audience came through the doors of Victoria Hall, they might have been expecting a choir of children, singing some classical songs, but they got much more out of it than that. Two women that I spoke to at the reception afterward really put out performance in perspective for me. They asked me so many questions about the chorus, like if we all went to the same school, or came from the same part of town - and the answer for both was no. The women also said they were amazed that children who had never had any musical experience can join the chorus, and learn to sing in other languages and dance in different styles from all over the world. What I learned in this week's trip is that YPC isn't just a chorus that sings well. Our diverse singers and repertoire combined with our relationship with each other onstage, and our relationship with the audience gives them a musical experience to remember. That response from the audience, combined with our synergy on stage that night, is what made this concert one of the best I've had with YPC so far." - Christopher, Chorister

Winter Concert Feedback

"Every year, YPC performs at the Y for their annual winter concert. Singing a fun variety of music, YPC puts on a show for friends and family that support the organization as they continue to grow as a choir in numbers, and in fame. Although YPC had the winter concert here in NYC, a selected group of singers had been selected for a week trip to Geneva, Switzerland. Despite the reduced number of singers, YPC showed the capability they had by still performing an inspirational and entertaining performance." - Isaac, Young Men

Friday, December 11, 2009

More Winter Concert Feedback

"This was my first YPC concert ever. It was wonderfully festive and wamr! The music was performed to perfection. I was awed by the professionalism of our conductors led by Francisco Nunez, with all our choristers' and audience members' eyes focused on each one as they led their particular chorus. I was dazzled by the beauty of our 300-plus young people as they sang. And I could feel the pride of YPC family members and friends as they watched and later because engaged in the performance. I was carried away by the whole experience. I look forward to more and more." - Anne Stern, Director of Development

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chorister Feedback from TV Performance

"On Tuesday, December 3, I had the privilege of participating in a live TV broadcast of two songs of the season. Although it required me to awaken at an ungodly hour, I was excited to participate. We were on the CW's WPIX Morning News from 8:45 to 9:00 a.m. The experience in the studio was somewhat overwhelming, but it was fun all the same. We got to be on TV for more than 15 minutes! In the studio, there were pictures lining the walls of famous people who had been on the same stage and the same news show as me. The vibe in the studio was everything but calm - there were people running everywhere trying to get something done while making sure not to disrupt the show. The fact that we got to see all of the things that nobody else knows about when watching the show from home, was totally awesome."
- Josh, Chorister

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

YPC is in Geneva!

We received our first batch of photos from the choristers touring in Geneva right now. Check out what they've been up to:
YPC on the trolley on the way to rehearsal

YPC rehearsing with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra

In front of the Geneva Cathedral

YPC rehearsing

YPC rehearsing

Young Men singing on the steps of the Geneva Cathedral

Rehearsing at Alabama Hall for after concert reception for government officials

YPC posing after singing Peace for the Chancellor Head of State