Monday, July 25, 2016

In One Word: Mont La Salle Performance

Collectively written by YPC Concert Chorus and Young Men

Choristers’ responses to the prompt “describe how you felt about the concert at Mont La Salle,” in the form of a word cloud --

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Words that came to choristers’ minds most frequently: passion, passionate, and powerful.

Read more about the performance in Maggie’s blog post. Hats off to these YPC choristers for giving such a memorable performance.

The Greatest Feeling: Moving Someone Through Music

Written by YPC Chorister Maggie, Age 17

Hello readers! My name is Maggie, and it’s hard for me to believe, but I have been in YPC for 9 years now. Over the years, I have made countless amazing memories with my fellow choristers (and great friends).


I am currently on my third tour with YPC, with stops in New York, California, and Texas. On July 21st, we performed at the Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa Valley, California and I can confidently say that it was one of the most rewarding concerts in my 9 years with YPC. There is truly no better feeling than being confident that you have moved someone fully through your music, and YPC accomplished this at Mont La Salle.


YPC is so special because it transmits this rare feeling of community, inclusivity, and satisfaction, not only for the choristers, but for those listening as well. I know that moments like these will push me to strive for excellence, not only in YPC, but in every aspect of my life.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Preparing for Summer Tour 2016

Written by YPC Chorister Sophie, Age 17

As this is my first year with YPC, I have certainly learned a lot of new things when it comes to music - from the actual performance pieces to the choreography that goes with them.  


In order to prepare for summer tour, I needed to familiarize myself with a wide variety of songs and movements. I learned that this process is not only about memorizing notes, lyrics, and moves, but also about personalizing and "marrying" each and every selection as part of a greater whole.


Preparing for summer tour has taught me to think quickly on my feet, and given me the motivation to go the extra mile to make these new pieces performance ready. I will carry this knowledge with me into my upcoming school year. I am a rising senior and I know the school year will be extremely demanding - both academically and mentally. I will utilize these new skills that I have acquired on tour in order to aid me in this challenging year to come.