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
A Transient Glory spotlight on Composer Missy Mazzoli April 2014, Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y
YPC’s most recent Transient Glory concert was an entire evening of music by Missy Mazzoli composed and arranged specifically for YPC and Victoire, [Missy’s all-star, all-female ensemble band of” musical misfits], with soprano soloist Mellissa Hughes.
This dramatic concert-theater presentation directed by Mark DeChiazza and enhanced by lighting, choreography, and sets, transported the audience into the musical universe of Missy Mazzoli. The centerpiece of the evening was the the world premiere of New New York Songs, a YPC commission made possible by the 2012 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award presented by Chorus America and funded by the American Composers Forum, in a concert that burst with the vitality, diversity, and youthful optimism of New York City.