Young People's Chorus of New York City, Francisco J. Núñez, Founder/Artistic Director
Transient Glory: The Voices of Children

Transient Glory
A Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli

Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 p.m.
Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y
(at Lexington Avenue)

All tickets are $15, available at the 92nd Street Y box office,
by calling 212-415-5500, or online (

Missy Mazzoli's Victoire
Missy Mazzoli and Victoire

Transient Glory, YPC's groundbreaking series of choral music for young people commissioned from today's most important composers, returns with a Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli, whose genre-spanning works include chamber rock, indie classical, minimalist, post-rock and pseudo-classical.

The concert features an entire evening of music by Ms. Mazzoli composed and arranged specifically for YPC and Victoire, her all-star, all-female ensemble.  The program includes the world premieres of a YPC commission - New New York Songs* - and a "Best of" selection of Missy's compositions newly arranged by her to be performed by YPC and Victoire for this unique spotlight. Among them are excerpts from Cathedral City and her acclaimed opera Song from the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt. Soprano Mellissa Hughes will be the soloist in A Thousand Tongues and two movements from a new work - Vespers for a New Dark Age.

*New New York Songs was made possible by the 2012 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award presented by Chorus America and funded by the American Composers Forum.

“Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out, NY

Featuring the world premiere of a new Transient Glory work, commissioned from Missy Mazzoli by YPC and premiered by YPC and Victoire, Missy’s all-star, all-female ensemble.

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About Transient Glory™

Transient Glory™ was created in 2001 by Francisco J. Núñez and the Young People’s Chorus of New York City to spotlight the children’s chorus as a serious and glorious instrument capable of making music of the highest quality during that fleeting period of time when their voices are imbued with a particular poignancy and innocence. Through YPC’s Transient Glory and Radio Radiance commissioning series, YPC has commissioned and premiered almost 80 pieces of music from many of the most visionary composers of our time, including Pulitzer Prize, Oscar, and MacArthur “genius” grant recipients, most of whom had never before written for a youth chorus.  In addition to expanding the repertoire for young singers, YPC is playing a huge role in the ever-evolving fabric of music in the 21st century.

YPC Creates New Repertoire - Transient Glory 2012,
as reported by New Jersey Arts News

Past Transient Glory Concerts

Transient Glory Symposium 2012
Transient Glory IX 2011
Transient Glory VIII 2009
Transient Glory VII 2008
Transient Glory VI 2007
Transient Glory V 2006
Transient Glory IV 2004
Transient Glory III 2003
Transient Glory II 2002
Transient Glory I 2001





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