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Category Archives: Michael’s Musings

A Note…

But every time it rains You’re here in my head Like the sun coming out Ooh, I just know that something good is going to happen -Cloudbusting, Kate Bush ••• ••• For 12 years, hardly a quiet moment has passed that I don’t think of YNYC. This was true a few weeks ago. I was […]

Categories: Concerts, Michael's Musings

“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 […]

Categories: Concerts, Michael's Musings, Mixed Chorus

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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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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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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Michael’s Musings: December

Re: Christmas When I was a child I could not comprehend why the Christmas season could not last the entire year. My grandmother’s tacky (now retro and hip) decorations heralded the beginning of the season. My parents observed with bemusement as I took it upon myself to decorate our suburban split-level ranch in a grand […]

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