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Directed by Francisco J. Nunez
Founded by Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nunez in 1988, the YPC has become among today's most celebrated and influential children's choruses, with performances and gold-medal winning competitions worldwide and acclaimed recordings from across the musical spectrum. Through its Transient Glory commissioning series of concerts, publications and CDs, YPC has expanded the repertoire for children's choruses with dozens of new works from composers that include Pulitzer Prize, Oscar and MacArthur "genius" grant winners. More than 1,200 boys and girls from ages 7 to 18 participate in YPC's core after school program in five divisions. "When I Sing," a spirited album variously accompanied by piano, bass, percussion, guitar, cello, flute, Latin percussion and viola, has 12 tunes, mostly by the Cantare Chorus, conducted by Elizabeth Nunez, with "El Cielo Cant Alegria" performed by the Prelude Chorus, "Shiru" by the Intermezzo Chorus, "Klee Wyck" performed by the Prelude Chorus, and "Stand Tall Children (The Activists)" performed by special guests Trenton Children's Chorus. Other favorites are the traditional Torres Strait Islands song "Sesere Eeye," Johann Strauss' "An der schonen blauen Donau," the Gospel Spiritual "Go Where I Send Thee," the title tune by Bill Henderson, Imant Raminsh's "Song of the Stars," "Criome Mi Madre" from 'Four Spanish Lullabyes' by Director Nunez, Jim Papoulis' "Stand Together" and George Weiss and Bob Thiele's "What a Wonderful World." Don't forget to check out the great color photos of the groups in action, in the liner notes. Dynamic arrangements, tremendous spirit, beautiful voices - "When I Sing" is a big winner on many levels!