Published on January 10th, 2024 | by Dr. Jerry Doby0
Honoring the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy: A Young People’s Chorus Musical Tribute
On January 14, 2024, at 4 PM, the profound legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will be commemorated through a powerful musical tribute at the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City (1140 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128). This special event, a triple bill performance, brings together the esteemed Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), the renowned Yale Glee Club, and the much-exclaimed baritone, Lester Lynch. The depth of this landmark happening is breathtaking and I’m pleased to be able to share a take on the official announcement and quotes!
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Musical Tribute Uniting YPC and Yale Glee Club at Brick Presbyterian Church
Aligned with the spirit of Dr. King’s vision, this concert, offered freely to the public, stands as a testament to his dream of a world where all children, irrespective of their backgrounds, harmoniously coexist. Francisco J. Núñez, the artistic director and founder of YPC, echoes this sentiment, emphasizing that YPC endeavors to turn this dream into reality through the power of music.
Empowering Harmony: YPC’s Free Concert Commemorates Dr. King’s Vision Through Music and Mentorship
In a historic collaboration, YPC joins forces with the Yale Glee Club, forging pathways to invaluable mentoring and networking prospects for YPC’s choristers. The event celebrates Dr. King’s life and marks a significant milestone in YPC’s journey, opening doors to enhanced educational programs and support through their College Bound initiative.
Dr. Jeffrey Douma, director of the Yale Glee Club, expresses excitement about this collaboration and emphasizes the thrill of working with YPC to celebrate Dr. King’s enduring legacy.
The program for January 14 has been thoughtfully curated to honor the iconic civil rights leader, featuring songs selected to resonate deeply with the audience. Notable pieces include “Joy,” with lyrics by Langston Hughes and music by Ricky Ian Gordon, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” arranged by Lester Lynch and Noam Faingold, and “Lift Every Voice and Sing” performed in collaboration with the Yale Glee Club and Lester Lynch.
This event is free for the public, for more information about YPC, please visit www.ypc.org
This musical performance isn’t merely an artistic endeavor; it’s a platform offering mentorship and guidance to support the future success of YPC’s choristers. Francisco J. Núñez underscores the significance of mentorship, echoing Dr. King’s call for a life of service and the value of supporting others.
This enriching event, resonating with the spirit of unity and empowerment, is open to the public. For more information about the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), please visit www.ypc.org. Join in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the power of music and unity.
Featured Image: Young People’s Chorus of NYC presents “Listen to the Music” with special guests, Ashley Brown and Nmon Ford, at Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, on March 12, 2019, conducted by Francisco Nunez. Honorees: Laura Schwab, Aston Martin President Alexa Davidson Suskin, Eichholz Foundation Credit: Stephanie Berger)