Michael Kerschner / Artistic Director

Category Archives: Concerts

Meet the Composers: Grace Ann Lee

This Saturday, April 29, the YNYC Women’s Ensemble will perform ‘Story Time’, featuring stories of humor, fantasy, loss, and memory.  This year, for the first time, the Women’s Ensemble will premiere YNYC’s Competition for Young Composers, an international search for submissions from composers aged 18-35. This year’s three finalists represent the best new music for Women’s Choir. […]

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Meet the Composers: Andrey Stolyarov

This Saturday, April 29, the YNYC Women’s Ensemble will perform ‘Story Time’, featuring stories of humor, fantasy, loss, and memory.  This year, for the first time, the Women’s Ensemble will premiere YNYC’s Competition for Young Composers, an international search for submissions from composers aged 18-35. This year’s three finalists represent the best new music for Women’s Choir. […]

Categories: Concerts, Women's Ensemble

Meet the Composers: Alexander Campkin

This Saturday, April 29, the YNYC Women’s Ensemble will perform ‘Story Time’, featuring stories of humor, fantasy, loss, and memory.  This year, for the first time, the Women’s Ensemble will premiere YNYC’s Competition for Young Composers, an international search for submissions from composers aged 18-35. This year’s three finalists represent the best new music for Women’s Choir. […]

Categories: Concerts, Women's Ensemble

“I Am…” and “Love Is…”: YNYC Wraps Up 2014/15 Concert Season

The following are program notes from YNYC’s final concerts of the season: “I Am…” (women’s chorus, Sunday May 31) and “Love Is…” (mixed ensemble, Saturday June 6). We hope you’ll join us for this Saturday’s concert (June 6 at 7 PM, 40 E 35th St) to enjoy beautiful music and hear our finalists in the […]

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YNYC presents “Lightning Illuminates: Irish Poetry and Melody”

On Tuesday, March 10, the YNYC mixed ensemble will present “Lightning Illuminates: Irish Poetry and Melody,” featuring the world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s “Second Coming.” Following are program notes from the concert. Tickets and additional information are available here: bit.ly/YNYClightning Irish folk melody, beloved for the gentle leaps and rolls of its contours, captures the […]

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Guest Post: Voices of the Sacred Concert

Today’s guest post comes from Cantor Michael Weiss, organizer of the concert “Voices of the Sacred” in which the YNYC Mixed Chorus will sing this Saturday, January 31 at 8:30 PM. Tickets are available here. I have an admission to make. I don’t know much about Islam. Same with Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism and [plug in […]

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And On Earth: a holiday meditation on Peace

This Saturday December 6, the YNYC mixed chorus will present And On Earth: a holiday meditation on Peace. Below are the concert’s program notes from YNYC Artistic Director Michael Kerschner. We hope you’ll join us for this spectacular evening! Tickets are available here: ynycandonearth.brownpapertickets.com And On Earth “…peace, good will towards men.” Trying to write […]

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The Pleiades – Program Note

This post comes to us from Shara Worden. Her choral work The Pleiades will be premiered at YNYC’s upcoming concert, Live to Tell: The Warrior. When Young New Yorkers’ Chorus first approached me about writing choral pieces based on feminine heroes, we went through a list: Joan of Arc, Hildegard of Bingen, Emily Dickinson, etc. […]

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Live to Tell: The Warrior – Director’s Notes

This post comes to us from Michael Kerschner, Musical Director. How many stars do you see in the Pleiades? Often referred to as the constellation of the Seven Sisters, the naked eye can only see six stars. The sisters have intrigued cultures around the globe and across time, birthing a myriad of mythologies that explain […]

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