YPC’s fall season kicks off with two premieres

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Having just completed a momentous summer, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City is already preparing for an exciting fall lineup that includes debuts in Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and the Metropolitan Museum’s MetLiveArts.

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YPC and Meredith Monk in U.S. Premiere of Dancing Voices at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival

October 20 – 21

YPC – in collaboration with iconoclastic composer/performer Meredith Monk and members of her Vocal Ensemble – join forces for three performances of the U.S. premiere of Dancing Voices, an exciting multi-dimensional and intergenerational evening of music, theater, and movement.

Join us for this unmatched performance of vocal theater and body singing, to experience performance art with a fresh perspective—to hear with eyes wide open and see with adventuresome ears. For the first time ever, the YPC commission “Three Heavens and Hells,” will be performed in its entirety.

Three performances at Lincoln Center’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater October 20 and 21. Click here for tickets and more information.

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YPC in NYC Premiere of Ben Moore’s Odyssey: A Youth Opera in the Met Museum’s MetLiveArts series

November 3 – 4

Members of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City are featured in leading roles and the chorus in three performances of the New York premiere of Ben Moore’s Glimmerglass Opera production of Odyssey, a hero’s journey for all ages. Kelley Rourke’s libretto brings to life an action-packed retelling of the epic journey of Odysseus as he faces down bloodthirsty monsters and other unimaginable obstacles as he sails home from war.

Three performances in Met Museum’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Bring the kids to this extraordinary experience. With just one full-price ticket, three children ages 7 to 16 will each be admitted for $1. Click here for tickets and more information.

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Bang on a Can Honors Francisco J. Núñez and YPC with its Visionary Award at BAM

September 26

On September 26, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, and David Lang, co-founders of Bang on a Can, are honoring Francisco Núñez with its Visionary Award at BoaC’s fund-raising gala at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. YPC is thrilled to accept this tribute from this towering trio of contemporary music innovators and benefactors.

For 30 years, Bang on a Can has been dedicated to shaking up conventional traditions and supporting the creation of new music. Young People’s Chorus of New York City and Francisco Núñez strive to do the same. Please support Bang on a Can and join the celebration.

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In July, YPC opened the Mostly Mozart Festival. The program paired music by Mozart himself with music that was being performed in the Americas during Mozart’s lifetime.



81 choristers spent 10 days in Spain, which culminated with a first-place win in the Children’s Choir competition and two second-place awards in the Female Choirs and Folk Song competitions.