Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez, is named “Choir of the World” at the International Choral Kathaumixw in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. This marks the first time in the festival’s history that a North American chorus has achieved this honor.
YPC debuts in Lincoln Center’s distinguished White Light Festival in Meredith Monk’s “Dancing Voices,” an intergenerational production that looks ahead to the future.
In the fall of 2017, it was announced that Founder and Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez had been awarded the prestigious Musical America Educator of the Year Award for 2018. In the 57-year history of Musical America’s awards, only four other individuals have been given this honor.
The New York Times describes YPC’s debut in Lincoln Center’s venerable Mostly Mozart Festival “wonderful,” “ravishing,” and “solemnly beautiful.”
The choristers are featured artists in two NBC-TV national telecasts: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Rockefeller Center.
YPC is the first American chorus in the 54-year history of the European Broadcasting Union’s Let the Peoples Sing competition to win first prize.
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City are invited to perform for Pope Francis at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in “Witness to Peace,” a multi-faith gathering of leaders representing every major world religion.
YPC wins five gold medals in the 10th Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival in Oakland, California.
YPC moves into its new home across from Lincoln Center, a state-of-the-art headquarters equipped with offices for artistic and administrative staff.
Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez creates a new mentoring program for YPC high school girls.