New York City Community Chorus (NYCCC), founded in 2004, is a New York-based musical group. They strive to restore singing to the day-to-day lives of ordinary people and to create good will in the community through singing. They frequently explore music that reflects the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of their membership and neighborhood. No one auditions to be in the chorus; the door is open to anyone with the desire to sing. Today NYCCC has 70 members from four boroughs. Chorus members commit to free weekly choral training, which is conducted by a professional music director and accompanist, as well as learn 20 to 25 pieces of choral repertory each year. NYCCC offers two concerts each year that are free to the public.
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