November 20-23, 2014
YPC tour to Minneapolis/St. Paul as guests of Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence

December 6, 2014
YPC Winter Concert
3:30 and 7:00 p.m.
92nd Street Y

Tickets:  3:30 Matinee – Starting at $20
Tickets:  7:00 Evening - Starting at $25

Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 212-415-5500, or online at www.92y.org.

Special Concert Sponsor Tickets are also available for $175 and may be reserved by contacting Shirley at 212-289-7779 ext. 10.

 

Saturday, December 13
Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH) Holiday Concert
3:30 p.m.
Fort George Presbyterian Church in Washington Heights
1525 St. Nicholas Ave. between 186th and 187th Streets
Free Admission

The Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH), the first after-school community program of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, is excited to sing a special free holiday concert for all of its families and friends in the Washington Heights-Inwood community.  The program of music from many holiday traditions will be led by YPC Conducting Fellow Maria Peña.

December 18, 2014
35th Annual "A City Singing at Christmas"
7:00 p.m.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Fifth Avenue and 51st Street

Free Admission

An evening program of traditional and contemporary Christmas hymns and carols, featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York City conducted by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez; the St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir conducted by Dr. Jennifer Pascual, the cathedral’s director of music; the New York City Master Chorale led by Artistic Director Thea Kano, as well as the New York Symphonic Brass and Daniel Brondel on The Cathedral Organ.

January 17, 2015
YPC with University Glee Club
Alice Tully Hall

March 2, 2015
YPC Gala
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Save the Date

Young People's Chorus of New York City, Francisco J. Núñez, Founder/Artistic Director
News & Events 2014-2015

NEWS from PREVIOUS SEASONS: 

 

The Box Office is open now for YPC’s Winter Concert

“Holidays in Our Home”
Saturday, December 6 at 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.

Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J.  Núñez , Artistic Director/Founder

92nd Street Y - 1395 Lexington Avenue

Young People's Chorus of New York City, Winter Concert 2014Two 92Y performances of one of the most highly anticipated events of the year by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, featuring songs of the season from all over the world, holiday favorites, and some special musical surprises.

Tickets:  3:30 Matinee – Starting at $20
Tickets:  7:00 Evening - Starting at $25

Tickets are available at the box office, by phone at 212-415-5500, or online at www.92y.org.

Special Concert Sponsor Tickets are also available for $175 and may be reserved by contacting Shirley at 212-289-7779 ext. 10.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Profile of Francisco J. Nez on Fox & Friends

Each year the Ailes Apprentice Program celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
with a series of inspiring stories from the Hispanic/Latino community.
This year, among four individuals featured, was YPC Artistic Director/Founder
Francisco J. Nez in a report that appeared on Fox & Friends.
Please click here to view the report or watch below.

 

 

WIT Inaugural Luncheon Draws 140 YPC Choristers, Alumnae, and WIT Pros

Manhattan's Grand Hyatt Hotel was the gathering place for the inaugural luncheon of YPC's new mentorship program for its female high school choristers WIT: Women Inspiring Tomorrow on September 13.  Fifty choristers were expected, but word of the event prompted 70 to attend, along with 33 YPC alumnae, and 37 WIT Pros, women eager to share their professional experiences with both the alumnae and the chorus members. Creator of WIT, Elizabeth Núñez, welcomed all and got the luncheon off to the right start by leading all of the attendees in song.

Photos by Stephanie Berger


Elizabeth Núñez welcomes guests and leads everyone in song

In preparation for the solid success of this luncheon, two YPC alumnae Elizabeth Cooper Mullin (2006) and Stephanie Preiss (2007) brought the choristers together to go over everything they needed to know to be comfortable and to get the most out of this experience.  Elizabeth and Stephanie talked with them about how to dress for the occasion, manners, such as how to introduce themselves to others and how to dine at a formal luncheon; how to be an active listener; and how to mingle.  They were even give a list of several questions to memorize so that they would always be prepared with something to say to start a conversation or keep it going.

Among the special guest speakers were alumna Eva McKend (2007), the mistress of ceremonies; Keynote Speaker Susan Davenport Austin, Vice Chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and Chairman of BMI, Inc.; and the "Gravitas Guru," Raleigh Mayer. Alumna Brette Trost (2009) also spoke, as did fellow alumna Christine Lu (2012).


Mistress of ceremonies Eva McKend spoke about how her experiences as a YPC chorister shaped her development

Keynote speaker Susan Davenport Austin, advised the choristers to trust their instincts and take time to pay back

YPC alumna Brette Trost advised 
choristers to not limit themselves to the expectations of others

Christina Lu (2012) encouraged the choristers to blaze their own trails and to be open to accepting help and advice

Thanks to board member May Lau, proper business attire and make-up by Bobbi Brown were demonstrated with a fashion show by 10 choristers in beautiful Lord & Taylor outfits of their choice.


YPC Choristers dressed for WIT Fashion Show

All in attendance believed that mentoring young women was an important step for YPC to take. As YPC alumna Dena Tasse-Winter (2004) remarked:  "As alumnae we can really connect with the choristers and learn from each other." 

YPC chorister, Zoe Kaznelson, a high school sophomore, said, "I like to meet new people who can give me their points of view.  I'm taking it all in when it comes to careers right now."  And thinking ahead, she added, "I want to give that kind of support to others."


"Gravitas Guru" Raleigh Mayer emphasized the importance of appearance and made everyone practice their handshake

Practicing handshakes

 


YPC board member Deborah McManus (in blue) with YPC choristers
and alumnae (l to r) Thalia St. Hubert, Mary Joe Fernandez,
Christina Lu, Rose Labarre (2013), and Asila Folds.

 


YPC alumnae (l to r) Nzinga Young (2006), Kate Previte (2005), WIT mistress of ceremonies Eve McKend, Jude Warne (2007), and Rachel Grimmelmann (2007)

YPC board member Beth Whitman chats with choristers

Ann Meier Baker, president and CEO of
Chorus America shares a laugh
with Asila Folds

Elizabeth Núñez chats with NYC Department
of Education Director of Music
Barbara Murray and chorister Emily Ma

                                

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