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Category Archives: Mixed Chorus

Meet the Composers: Lydia Jane Pugh

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, YNYC’s Mixed and Women’s Ensembles will perform ‘Only All of Us’ featuring world premiere works for double chorus from our Competition for Young Composers. We are pleased to introduce our third finalist for YNYC’s 2018 Competition for Young Composers, Lydia Jane Pugh! Lydia Jane Pugh Composition for YNYC: Adiraϊ (‘Misplaced’) […]

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Meet the Composers – Casey Rule

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, YNYC’s Mixed and Women’s Ensembles will perform ‘Only All of Us’ featuring world premiere works for double chorus from our Competition for Young Composers. We are pleased to introduce our next of three finalists for YNYC’s 2018 Competition for Young Composers, Casey Rule!  Casey Rule Composition for YNYC: The Rocky […]

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Meet the Composers: Ed Frazier Davis

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, YNYC’s Mixed and Women’s Ensembles will perform ‘Only All of Us’ featuring world premiere works for double chorus from our Competition for Young Composers. We are pleased to introduce our first of three finalists for YNYC’s 2018 Competition for Young Composers, Ed Frazier Davis!   Ed Frazier Davis Composition for […]

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“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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RE/Sonance: a mass for the dead, a concert for the living

Following are program notes from RE/Sonance, the mixed ensemble’s final 2013-14 season concert. Choral music directly addresses the human experience, from human mouths to ears, without need for the irony and detachment of our post-modern world. It is a living, proto-modernist art. There is no need to shake the dust off of this music for […]

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Guest Post: Jocelyn Hagen

We’re pleased to bring you all a guest post from 2013 Composer Competition Winner Jocelyn Hagen! To submit for this year’s competition, click HERE. Composing for The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus was a joy from start to finish. After being chosen as a finalist, I decided to go back through some of my favorite poems […]

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Michael’s Musings: January

It is the beginning of 2014, and we are starting the second half of our season. We get so busy during the year that we rarely have time for a proper reflection of our most recent past. For this month’s blog, I’d like to take a stroll down memory lane and list some of the […]

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Member Spotlight: Paul Doust

YNYC member Paul Doust wears many musical hats. In addition to his position as tenor section leader for the Mixed Chorus, Paul is a talented composer and musician. This year he composed a stunning piece, “In December Darkest Nights,” for the choir. We sat down with Paul to learn more about the inspiration (and the […]

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