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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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“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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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: 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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The YNYC Mixed Chorus will be traveling on tour to Philadelphia and Washington DC March 7-9, 2014. Today’s guest post about choir tour comes from YNYC member Lucy! Like (I assume) the majority of you reading this post, I am a whole-hearted, certified, 100% choir nerd. And for us self-professed, dedicated dweebs, nothing rivals choir […]

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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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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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Support #GivingTuesday and YNYC

Hi, everyone! I’m Elisa Nikoloulias, YNYC’s Development Coordinator, and in honor of Giving Tuesday today, I wanted to share some of the specific ways your donation to YNYC is put to use. – $25 provides a singer with a semester’s worth of music rentals – $50 gives us 30 minutes in the recording studio (and […]

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