Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Asia Tour 6: Kins and Pey-lights

Kins and Pey-lights
YPC Asia Tour 2013
Shanghai, China

Hi everyone,

In case you didn't know, I am the newest member of the YPC Staff, and this is my first tour with YPC. The experience I've had so far has been everything from exhilarating to challenging.

Prior to our tour, we had three weeks of intense music and dance rehearsals in New York. It is now the ninth day of the tour and we are still rehearsing with the same vigor. We've had three concerts already!

Every evening after room checks are done (normally after 11 p.m.), we unpack and repack the production suitcases which are normally filled with spike tape, YPC CDs, YPC Pins and Key-lights (or Kins and Pey-lights as Lindsay and I have been calling them since packing in New York - we kept on getting the names confused while trying the fit them all around the 22 suitcases we had!). 

It has been wonderful to see the YPC team grow over the course of these nine days. Carrying a load of suitcases and instruments to a concert is not an easy task when done alone or with just YPC staff members. Thankfully, the load has been distributed across all of YPC, and the staff and choristers consistently work together to carry the large load on and off buses and conveyer belts.

The sense of community within the tour is incredible. The choristers are all taking care of each other, and assuming leadership roles. It has been truly incredible to see every one grow and develop during these few days.

It has been a joy to join the team this year, and look forward to much more!

Keep posted as we keep experiencing some of the Chinese and Japanese culture.

All my best,
Maria Peña
Artistic Assistant

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Asia Tour 5: (Audio) Wednesday at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium

Wednesday's performance at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong
by Malaia, YPC chorister

[Listen here]

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Asia Tour 4: (Audio) Workshop at the Hong Kong Cultural Center

Workshop by Francisco Núñez and YPC at the Hong Kong Cultural Center
by Joanna Lee and Ken Smith, Arts Consultants and Friends of YPC

[Listen here]

Photos:  Christopher Hall

Asia Tour 3: (Audio) Recap of YPC's first day in Hong Kong

Dear Families, Friends and Parents...
by Rose

Photos:  Christopher Hall

Asia Tour 2: Introducing the YPC Audio Blog!

Welcome to the YPC Audio Blog!  We will be posting throughout the tour in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Japan.  

...and stay tuned!

-Malaia and Kalia

Monday, July 15, 2013

Asia Tour 1: First stop: Hong Kong!

Opening Ceremony of the Hong Kong International Youth and Children’s Choir Festival at Queen Elizabeth Stadium televised by Phoenix TV.