The Young People's Chorus of New York City
For more than 25 years, this multicultural youth choir, made up of talented students ages 7 to 18, has dazzled audiences both here and abroad with its virtuosity and showmanship. And they'll no doubt do it again at Boca's Festival of the Arts, where they'll sing contemporary music for the first half of their concert. Then they'll be joined by the Master Chorale of South Florida, the Festival Orchestra, soloists and Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor, for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Founded by MacArthur Fellow Francisco Nunez in 1988, the Young People's Chorus has since appeared at Carnegie Hall, on The Today Show, at the nationally-televised Rockefeller Center tree-lighting ceremony, and in Europe and the Far East. They were also recently honored with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented to them at the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama.