Alex Canovas / Artistic Director

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YNYC Young Composers Competition Finalist – Sawyer Denton

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, YNYC’s Women’s Ensembles will perform ‘A Bell Awakened’ – An exploration of what the power of women can make possible, with repertoire that’s co-curated with the Women’s Ensemble.  This concert features world premiere works from our Competition for Young Composers. We are pleased to introduce our third finalist for YNYC’s […]

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YNYC Young Composers Competition Finalist – Scott Senko

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, YNYC’s Women’s Ensembles will perform ‘A Bell Awakened’ – An exploration of what the power of women can make possible, with repertoire that’s co-curated with the Women’s Ensemble.  This concert features world premiere works from our Competition for Young Composers. We are pleased to introduce our first finalist for YNYC’s […]

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From our new Artistic Director Alex Canovas

Dear Friends, Hi there! I’m Alex, and I’m one of the newer members of the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus. I’ve lived in New York State for my entire life, and have been in NYC for 6 years. I enjoy discovering new coffee shops, stand-up comedy, checking out art galleries and, most of all, choral music. […]

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The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus Appoints Alex Canovas as its Next Artistic Director

The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus (YNYC), a nonprofit organization that fosters the art of choral singing and brings new music to life by creating opportunities for young composers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Canovas as its next Artistic Director, effective for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Canovas, an experienced vocal artist and conductor, […]

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YNYC Mixed Ensemble presents: Happiness

The following are program notes from YNYC Artistic Director Michael Kerschner for this Saturday, December 17’s YNYC Mixed Ensemble concert “Happiness.” To purchase your tickets, please visit ynychappiness.bpt.me. “Truly to sing, that is a different breath.” – Rainer Maria Rilke The collective noise of 2016 has amplified the ugliest voices of our time. Beautiful sentiments […]

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Sensation

Considered broadly, culture provides evidence that history repeats itself. The wisdom of past generations fade from view and our memory of them lose vitality. The long-term memory of humanity resonates in the things that have been have created. The desires, hardships, calamities, and joys of our ancestors ring in the foundations of the Roman Forum, […]

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YNYC “Multitudes” Program Notes

The following are program notes from YNYC Artistic Director Michael Kerschner for this Saturday, June 4’s YNYC Mixed Ensemble concert “Multitudes.” To purchase your tickets, please visit ynycmultitudes.bpt.me. This is YNYC’s 15th anniversary concert, and we are thrilled to mark this occasion with performances of three World Premieres and the Mozart Requiem! It is a […]

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YNYC Mixed Ensemble presents: Multitudes

The final concert of YNYC’s 15th anniversary season, Multitudes features the finalists in the annual Competition for Young Composers: Connor James Koppin, Dale Trumbore, and Matthew Recio. The evening will culminate in a special performance of Mozart’s Requiem in partnership with YNYC alumni and the esteemed New York Repertory Orchestra. We hope you will join […]

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YNYC Women’s Ensemble presents: Ties That Bind

The Japanese have a term, kenzoku, which translated literally means “family.” Its connotation suggests an unbreakable bond between people who have made a decision to become a part of each others story; in a larger sense their destiny. It implies the deepest connection of friendship. In their upcoming May 15 cabaret performance Ties That Bind, […]

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Calling all YNYC alumni! Sing with us on June 4

This is a special message for all YNYC alumni. In honor of our 15th anniversary, we hope you’ll consider singing with us and catching up with the ensemble! Dear YNYC alumni, Hello from the current ensemble! This year marks YNYC’s 15th anniversary, and we’ve called this season Connections. We’d like to invite you to connect […]

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