Young People’s Chorus of New York City Named “Choir of the World”
International Choral Kathaumixw
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City was named “Choir of the World” at the International Choral Kathaumixw.
On Friday July 6, YPC – conducted by Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez – won two first-place awards in the 2018 International Choral Kathaumixw competition in both the Children’s Choir and Contemporary Choral Music categories. YPC was one of 21 adult and children’s choruses from throughout the world—from the USA and Canada to as far as Cuba, Hong Kong and Taiwan—to compete from July 3 to 7.
Following the announcement of these first place wins, a second competition was held on Friday evening among the six first-place winners in all competition categories for the title of “Choir of the World.” In addition to YPC, the other first-place winners were the following children’s and adult choirs: Echology (Australia), Prairie Voices (Canada), Choir of Maritime University of Szcecin (Poland), Ad Una Corda (Slovak Republic), and Cantabella Children’s Chorus (USA).
On Saturday, at the gala closing ceremonies in the Great Hall, Festival Artistic Director Walter Martella announced that the Young People’s Chorus of New York City had won the title of “Choir of the World.” YPC is the only North American chorus to have won this award in the festival’s 34-year history.