If you enjoy the beautiful, melding voices of a choir (and who doesn't?), check out the first live performance post covid of the immensely talented Young People's Chorus of New York City. It was held at the Lincoln Center and was part of Continuum, a show curated by artist-in-residence and violinist Nick Kendall.
"Continuum was created with a mission to create beautiful moments where artist expression and community feel something together. Our main goal is to build community through art," Nick Kendall explained in a press release.
"We're very excited for the community to feel the spirit and energy the talented young YPC choristers bring to their performances."
The show was designed to showcase music across the genres, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City certainly brought their A-game. It was a pop-up concert, but there was still a huge crowd.
The hundreds of happy concertgoers were able to scan QR codes at the event and see the lyrics so they could sing along. Crowd participation adds so much energy to a musical performance.
The choir sang a range of songs, including Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, gospel song This Little Light of Mine, the Simon and Garfunkel ballad Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the African hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
A video of the latter has gone viral across YouTube, has been watched 1.2 million times and received 19,000 likes. It's not an easy song to sing, particularly with the rhythm changes and the high notes. However, the talented singers in the Young People's Choir absolutely smashed it. It's obvious multiple lockdowns during Covid did not stop them from practising!
To add to the fun, their conductor had them sing individual sections separately so that the audience could learn the parts and join in. At first, they're a little hesitant, but after a while, more and more join in. By the end, there's a real party atmosphere, and both the choir and the audience are having the time of their lives.
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