Janet Dacal, Bob McGrath, Hugh Panaro et al. Set for Young People's Chorus of New York Gala
Among the concert's highlights will be "The Song I Sing," written especially for YPC by Tony Award-winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Additional guests who will join the chorus include jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov, violinist Ryu Goto, and The New York Pops conducted by Francisco J. Núñez.
In addition, YPC will honor board member David Weild III, Esq., of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge with its Humanitarian Award; David Lai, A & R producer at Sony Masterworks with its Artistic Award; and James Anderson, regional vice president at Travelers, will be presented the YPC's Corporate Award. The evening will also include a silent auction and dinner in the Allen Room.
Funds raised from the gala will support general operating expenses and scholarships for many of YPC's members in fulfillment of its mission of providing children of diverse abilities and backgrounds with a unique program of music education and choral performance that seeks to fulfill each child's musical potential, while creating a model of artistic excellence and harmony that enriches the community.