VocalEssence Presents: Young People’s Chorus of New York City®
AWARD-WINNING YOUTH CHORUS
JOINS FORCES WITH VOCALESSENCE
Local choral ensemble hosts Young People’s Chorus
of New York City®—Nov. 22
MINNEAPOLIS — OCTOBER 30, 2014 — The internationally renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City® (YPC) is coming to the Twin Cities for a performance that is not to be missed — VocalEssence Presents: Young People’s Chorus of New York City® on Sat., Nov. 22, at Roseville Lutheran Church. The performance will be preceded by a pre-concert conversation with YPC founder and MacArthur Fellow Francisco J. Núñez at 7 p.m.
Winner of the 2011 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award — and frequent performers at Carnegie Hall alongside artists including Joshua Bell, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis — YPC is a multicultural youth chorus that performs everything from classical to gospel, pop and world music.
“Taking in a performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, with Francisco at the helm, is a real delight for any music lover,” said Philip Brunelle, founder and artistic director, VocalEssence. “This is a choral group that has been around for over two decades and it has not only fostered remarkable talent, but also been a serious contributor to choral music education. We’re thrilled and deeply honored to introduce the chorus to the Twin Cities.”
Tickets for the VocalEssence Presents: Young People’s Chorus of New York City® concert are available for $20 and up. Youth ages 6-18 and college students with a valid college ID are eligible for half-price tickets. For more information about this concert and to purchase tickets, please call 612-371-5656 or visit www.vocalessence.org.
VocalEssence, called “one of the irreplaceable music ensembles of our time” by Dana Gioia, past chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, impacts thousands of students, singers, and composers each year through its initiative programs, contests, and support for innovative art. VocalEssence was founded in 1969 and has debuted more than 150 commissions and world premieres. For more information, visit www.vocalessence.org.