The Young People’s Chorus of New York City® and Yale Choral Artists will premiere The Glass Box a new work by Paola Prestini, composed for both ensembles.
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City® (YPC) is a multicultural youth chorus internationally renowned not only for its superb virtuosity and brilliant showmanship, but as a model for an inclusive society that is being replicated globally. Founded in 1988 by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, a MacArthur Fellow, on a mission of diversity and artistic excellence, this groundbreaking program harnesses the power of music to fulfill the potential of every child musically, academically, and socially and has established the youth chorus as a significant and often untapped instrument for making music.
Over 1,600 children from ages 8 to 18 participate annually in YPC through its after-school, in-school program, and community programs. The repertoire for YPC ranges from renaissance and classical traditions through gospel, folk, pop, contemporary, and world music.
The YPC will be joined by the Yale Choral Artists, a professional choir recently founded by the Yale School of Music and the Yale Glee Club to enhance and enrich Yale’s strong commitment to the choral arts.