Friday, December 16, 2011

Tonight’s Musical Journey | Closing Remarks

Tonight marks a special holiday season with young voices filling our lives and our hearts.  This evening YPC presented Angela Duryea and Carol Smith with the Volunteer of the Year Award and Manhattan Church of Christ with the Community Partner Award.  Thank you to all the volunteers and staff that helped make this event a true success! Until the next blog…signing off…Jaclyn. 

One Self I Sing

Tonight, the Chorale division sang One Self I Sing from Bloom, written by Rufus Wainwright and arranged by Francisco J. Nunez. This piece was commissioned by Stephen Petronio Company for Young People’s Chorus Of New York City.  

YPC Performs a Song by Artistic Director and Founder

The Concert Chorus division performs Cantamos Uno a Uno written by Francisco J. Nunez, Artistic Director and Founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. 

While in the Dominican Republic, select members of YPC performed with the newly formed El Capotillo chorus and performed at the National Theatre in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in October 2011.

Amani | New Division at YPC!

The Young Men’s Division and newly formed Amani division is conducted by recent 2011 MacArthur Fellow, Francisco J. Nunez, Artistic Director and Founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.  Tonight is the New York premier of the Amani division! 

Cantare Lights The Stage!

Elizabeth Nunez, Associate Conductor of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs with the Cantare Group, Hanerot Halalu, a Hanukkah song. The chorus’ voices light the stage with these striking staccato lyrics.  

Intermezzo Keeps Us Dancing!

Abreme La Puerta is a traditional Dominican carol, arranged by Francisco J. Nunez, Artistic Director/Founder of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City.  This piece will absolutely bring the joy to you and your family this Holiday Season with a traditional Dominican rhythm to keep you dancing all through the holidays!  Luckily, this song is on Cool Side of Yuletide CD, so you can take it home with you if you like!  Consider giving the gift of music by purchasing the CD in the lobby or online through iTunes! 

Prelude Begins The Show!

Beginning with Let’s Have A Party from Miracle! Young People's Chorus of New York City  commissioned Victoria Bond, Composer/Conductor to create a children’s opera by children for children.  Conducting this exuberant group is Assistant Conductor, Sophia Miller.  The opera reading is this Sunday at the Jewish Community Center at 3:00 pm.  Limited Tickets Available Now.