Michael Kerschner / Artistic Director


December 2, 2017, 8pm: Give Love: YNYC Mixed Ensemble Christmas – Featuring favorites from the YNYC archives. https://ynycgivelove.brownpapertickets.com/

  • Hope, Faith, Life, Love by Eric Whitacre
  • Emmanuel by Paul Doust
  • Shepherds Carol by Bob Chilcott
  • The First Noel by Dan Forrest
  • Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence by Edward Cuthbert Bairstow
  • In dulci jublio by W.J. Westbrook
  • O Holy Night by McGlynn
  • Stars by Eriks Esenvalds
  • Where is Love by Joshua Shank
  • Now Our Meetings Over by Jocelyn Hagen
  • I Can Tell the World by Moses Hogan

December 9, 2017, 8pm: Harbor: YNYC Women’s Ensemble Christmas – Songs of warmth and hospitality. http://wynycharbor.brownpapertickets.com/

  • Would You Harbor Me by Ysaye M. Barnwell
  • Snow By Morning by Joshua Shank
  • Ndikhokhele Bawo, arr. Mzwandile Mabuza (Xhosa Prayer)
  • Lullaby by Daniel Elder
  • The Kings by Paul Doust (YNYC Resident Composer)
  • Hodie by Joan Szymko
  • Even When He is Silent by Kim André Arnesen
  • The Darkest Midnight in December by Stephen Main
  • Crystal Sky by Daniel Elder
  • Ave Maris Stella by Frank La Rocca
  • Angels from the Realm of Glory by Dan Forrest.

March 24, 2018, 7pm: Only All of Us: YNYC Mixed and Women’s Ensembles – The entire YNYC family joins forces for this poignant celebration of community. With world premiere works for double chorus from our Competition for Young Composers. http://onlyallofus.bpt.me

  • The Salutation of the Dawn, Eleanor Daley
  • Caritas Est, Christopher Mueller
  • Laulusild (Bridge of Song), Veljo Tormis
  • Mu isamaa on minu arm, Aleksander Kunileid arr. Cyrillus Kreek / Gustav Ernesaks
  • Been in de Storm/Wayfaring Stranger  arr. by Craig Hella Johnson
  • Only All Of Us from Considering Matthew Shepard, Craig Hella Johnson

May 19, 2018, 7:30pm: Because We Come From Everything: YNYC Women’s Ensemble – Songs of displacement and home. The cycle of poems set in I Never Saw Another Butterfly were written by children prisoners of Terezin. They resonate today, when oppressive regimes at home and abroad seek to dehumanize people displaced by rigid ideologies and disasters environmental and economic. The challenge of our time is to know the stories and trials of these people. This requires language unambiguous in truth, resonant enough that the truth will not be forgotten. When it is too late to save the storyteller, the stories must be more urgently told. https://becausewecomefromeverything.bpt.me

  • Various folk songs
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Charles Davidson
    • It All Depends on How You Look at It.
    • Man Proposes, God Disposes
    • Terezin
    • The Butterfly
    • The Garden
    • The Little Mouse
    • On A Sunny Evening
    • Yes, That’s the Way Things Are
    • Birdsong

June 2, 2018, 8pm: Breathing Free: YNYC Mixed Ensemble – A choral meditation on NYC’s ecological and spiritual oases, dedicated to Environmental Migrants who are forced to leave their homes due to Climate Change. https://ynycbreathingfree.bpt.me

  • I Hear America Singing, William Cutter
  • Somewhere, Leonard Bernstein
  • Sitio, Dominick D’Orio
  • Cloudburst, Eric Whitacre
  • Epitaph for Moonlight, R. Murray Schafer
  • Peace of Wild Things, Jake Runestad
  • Come to the Woods, Jake Runestad
  • Soneto de Noche, Lauridsen
  • Make Our Garden Grow, Leonard Bernstein

More ticket links coming soon; in the meantime check out our Current Season page for a description of other upcoming performances.