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Young People's Chorus of NYC and La Sociedad Coral LatinoAmericana Set for Symphony Space, 10/12

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An exciting evening of the rhythms and sounds of a wide variety of Latin music from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and more, will be presented by the Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by its Dominican-American Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Núñez and La Sociedad Coral LatinoAmericana in a thrilling celebration of "Hispanic Heritage Month" at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street) on Friday, October 12, at 7 p.m.

The acclaimed Young People's Chorus of New York City and a consortium of La Sociedad Coral LatinoAmericana members from three Washington Heights church choirs-Cantico Nuevo, Santa Rosa de Lima, and Santa Elisabet-will be joined by Washington, D.C.-based Coral Cantigas conducted by its Artistic Director/Founder Diana Sáez, Philip Brunelle and a quartet of singers from the acclaimed VocalEssence choir from Minneapolis.

This concert, the second in YPC's Transmusica series, which encompasses cross-cultural and transformative music designed to build bridges to other cultures and communities, will honor Dominican composer Rafael "Bullumba" Landestoy. Mr. Landestoy will be present to hear a tutti performance of the world premiere of a choral arrangement by YPC conducting fellow Johnny Rabe of Mr. Landestoy's "La Tarde de la Tierra."

Tickets for this "Hispanic Heritage Month," October 12, celebration are $10 and $5 for seniors, students, and children. They are available at the Symphony Space box office or by calling 212-874-5400 from 1 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday. Or order anytime online at

"Hispanic Heritage Month"Program Includes: 

The young men and women of YPC's Chorale will sing Vere Languores,Tres Cantos Nativos dos Indios Kraó, Chanflín, Guaycanal, and Bridge Over Troubled Water conducted by Francisco J. Núñez.

Coral Cantigas will perform Arroz con leche, Primavera Porteña, Juancito Trucupey, and Las Plenas conducted by Diana Sáez.

In an all-Mexican set, a quartet of singers from VocalEssence (soprano Mari Scott, alto Robin Helgen, tenor Michael Fairbairn, and bass Raymond Noble), under director Philip Brunelle, will sing Madrugada,Cantos de Primavera, Cara de Pingo, Clavelito, Cantate Domino, Potpourri, and Cantaré.

Members of YPC's Prelude and Intermezzo choruses will sing Tecolote and Sopa de Isabel.

And in a celebratory conclusion to this "Hispanic Heritage Month" presentation, all concert participants will gather onstage to sing the world premiere of Mr. Landestoy's La Tarde de la Tierra, as well as Jim Papoulis's Oyé, and with the audience joining in, the traditional closer to every YPC performance, the YPC anthem Give Us Hope.

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