By Carol Tannenhauser
As the sun tops off a mostly gray day, a pop-up sing-along will enliven the neighborhood at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11th, on The Green at Lincoln Center (Columbus Avenue and West 63rd Street.)
Come sing with the world-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC), which has been holding virtual performances online for the past 16 months due to the pandemic. Meant to help kickstart New York City’s performing arts sector’s reopening, this is the chorus’ first live performance, called, “Ready, Set, Sing!”
Songs to be sung will “represent music from four continents, reflecting the rich diversity and sounds of New York City, and include a mix of genres: theater, pop, opera, folk and spiritual music,” a press release stated. Among the songs will be: La Bamba, Finiculi Finicula, Wimoweh, Hallelujah, This Little Heart of Mine, and Bridge Over Troubled Water.
“Our youth have continued to sing, dance and perform throughout the pandemic, but in isolation,” said Francisco Núñez, Founder and Artistic Director of YPC. “I can think of no better way for our choristers to return to the stage than to join voices with the people of New York City and open the city together through the power of music.”