Founded as a mixed ensemble in 2001, the mission of the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus (YNYC) is to foster the art of choral singing among young people in their 20’s and 30’s; and, by providing opportunities for young composers, to bring new music to life. Michael Kerschner became YNYC’s Artistic Director in 2006.

Performance highlights under Kerschner include premieres of Symphony No. 3: Poems and Prayers by Mohammed Fairouz and The Pleiades by Shara Worden. The ensemble expanded in 2012 and 2015 with the additions of the Women’s Ensemble and the Chamber Singers, respectively.


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