A Decade of Dreams: James Taylor

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No YPC Concert is complete without a world premiere. Through the Transient Glory series our children have sang dozens of premieres from a diverse gathering of the world’s finest composers. On October 22nd the YPC will add one more premiere to their repertoire when they perform the choral arrangement of James Taylor’s “You Can Close Your Eyes” in Carnegie Hall for our 10th Anniversary.

James Taylor has earned 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards in his lifetime. On October 22nd he will add one more award to his career when the Young People’s Chorus of New York City performs “You Can Close Your Eyes” to close the Gala concert.

Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.

All 1,000 members of the YPC will perform with guests:

The New York Pops
Rosanne Cash
Stephen Petronio Company
Melinda Doolittle and Phil Stacey – 2007 American Idol Finalists
Tony Winner Christian Hoff and Bobby Spencer – Broadway Musical “Jersey Boys”
Soledad O’Brien – CNN
Maxi Priest – Reggae Superstar

Also featuring:
Brand new song – part theatre, part classical, part rap – written as a gift to the YPC by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony-winning collaborators of such productions as Ragtime and Seussical, entitled “The Song I Sing”.

Concert tickets are on sale now:

Carnegie Hall box office
Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800