Festival of the Arts BOCA

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Feb 28 - Mar 10, 2019

Constantine Kitsopoulos, 
Music Director

Young People's ChorusYoung People’s Chorus of New York City

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City 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 by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez 26 years ago, this groundbreaking program harnesses the power of music to fulfill the potential of every child.They have performed in Carnegie Hall, with the San Francisco Symphony, the Tokyo Philharmonic, and at the White House. In summer 2013 YPC gave a month-long tour of China and Japan and recently returned from its second visit to Switzerland, this time as artists in residence and the only American chorus invited to the 9th European Festival of Youth Choirs, where they received invitations to sing at festivals in Armenia, Estonia, Ireland, and Israel.


Young People’s Chorus of New York City
Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director/Founder
Jon Holden, piano

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
Traditional – arr. Alice Parker

Beautiful Dreamer
Stephen Foster – arr. Robert Lau

I’ll Fly Away
Alfred E. Brumley – arr. Jim Papoulis

Erste Begegnung
Robert Schumann – from Spanisches Liederspiel

Três Cantos Nativos dos Indios Kraó
Traditional Brazilian – arr. Marcos Leite

Medley from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein – Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
arr. Matt Podd

Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon – arr. Kirby Shaw

The chorus will perform a program of contemporary music in the first half of the concert.  On the second half they will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with members of the Master Chorale of South Florida, Festival Orchestra BOCA, Soloists and Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor.

Melody Moore, soprano
Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Kaiser, tenor
Soloman Howard, bass

Website: http://www.ypc.org/

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