Young People’s Chorus of New York City
March 12 Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala Is
Most Successful Fundraiser in Chorus’s
March 21, 2012…Continuing a season marked by two major
national awards and ongoing performances throughout the
U.S., in Europe and Asia, the sold-out March 12 Young
People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC) Gala at Frederick P.
Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has turned out to
be the most successful in the chorus’s history.
Next season the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, a
2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program
Award-winner, will celebrate the 25th anniversary
of its founding and its 15th anniversary as an
independent choir. Proceeds from this gala will enable the
organization to continue and expand its founding mission of
not only providing children of all racial, religious, and
economic backgrounds with YPC’s unique program of music
education and choral performance, but also serving as a
model for choirs in other cities and countries.
YPC is grateful to the artistic staff, led by Artistic
Director/Founder and 2011 MacArthur Fellow Francisco J.
Núñez, its Board of Trustees, and the co-chairs of the 2012
Gala—Nancy Bloom, Adam Chinn, Shauna Denkensohn, Suzan
Kremer, and Hiroko Onoyama. YPC is particularly grateful to
The New York Pops and the artists who contributed their
talents to make the concert such a success—pianist Jingyi
Zhang, Joshua Henry and Nikki Renée Daniels of Broadway’s
Porgy and Bess, the Whiffenpoofs of Yale, and
particularly the 360 YPC choristers who took such joy in
singing and dancing their hearts out.
Gala guests included so many supporters from business,
philanthropy, and the arts—from the evening’s honorees
philanthropist Bobbie Katzander and President of Commercial
Banking at Capital One Bank Michael C. Slocum to Margo Lion
from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the
Humanities, philanthropist Henry Buhl, Cynthia Green from
the Green Fund, Tish Rabe who is carrying on Dr. Seuss’s
legacy, and Philip H. Lovett, a founding partner and
principal of Millennium Partners.
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, founded
in 1988 by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez, has
become one of today’s most acclaimed and influential youth
choruses. In residence at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of
Jazz at Lincoln Center, YPC has performed on four
continents; released recordings across the musical spectrum;
collaborated with many of the world’s most highly regarded
composers, performers, and cultural institutions; and has
invigorated the repertoire for youth choruses by premiering
more than 60 new works through its Transient Glory