People have said COVID doesn’t affect kids.
They’re wrong.

This is no ordinary gallery show. AloneTogether is a journey into the subconscious minds of children and teens during a time of global turmoil and transformation. It is an immersive, transcendent musical experience that excavates the essence of humanity, the needs, fears and feelings that connect us all, even – and even more so – when we cannot be together. From the moment you enter The CIA at Copia, you will be immersed in a mixed media, interactive exhibit unlike any other, examining life in lockdown in New York City through the eyes of our children.

Through new works by 15 of the world’s leading composers, emerging songwriters and choreographers, you will witness spoken word, poetry, sculpture, video art, music, film, and live performance and hear hundreds of young artists aged 8-18 process their biggest, most powerful emotions. You will feel their sorrow, their pain, their fear, their joy, their loneliness, their love and their hope reflected in their work. You will see yourself in their stories, in the music and in their faces. And when you depart, you too, will be a different person.

Exhibit Program Notes

My new york

sing me to sleep

friday night

Alquien Dime Que Paso


Silent thoughts




Festival Live!
Novack Concert for Kids

YPC was proud to perform for Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley and many educators from across the region. Choristers shared a diverse program of music and dance—from Broadway’s West Side Story to African American Spirituals and the beautiful Jiangsu Folk song, Mo Li Hua. The audience and performers engaged in a lively post-concert Q & A session to cap the evening.



Fesitival Live!
The CIA at Copia

Our sold-out main stage concert featured a world premiere of Polaris written by Nia Imani Franklin, and a special new arrangement of West Side Story with special guests—soloists Mario Chang and Mikayla Sager. YPC friend and collaborator Lester Lynch joined choristers to sing two numbers, including an electrifying version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.



Arts for All Gala
Nickel & Nickel with Trisha Yearwood

Our final concert performance, held at the Nickel and Nickel Winery, saw our YPC artists premiere a special West Coast Medley to the delight of Napa patrons. The rousing arrangement was followed by Grammy award-winning country music star Trisha Yearwood, making for one incredibly memorable night.

The creative team

500 choristers | 15 composers | 7 poets | 5 conductors | 3 choreographers | 2 filmmakers | One vision

Francisco J. Núñez

Ansley Sawyer

Gordon Getty

Paola Prestini

David Lang

Jim Papoulis

Yuka Honda

Derek Bermel

Michael Harrison

Samuel Adler

Thomas Cabaniss

Paquito D'Rivera

Michael Gordon

Ted Hearne

Elizabeth Núñez

Aneesa Folds

Megan Williams

Tommy Scrivens

Jean Borges

Sophia Papoulis

Caitlin Henning

Maria Peña

Emma Hathaway

Sonny Willis

AloneTogether premiered at Highline Nine in New York City from
November 18, 2021 to January 30, 2022.

AloneTogether and YPC choristers continue to draw praise across the arts industry and notable news outlets, including its celebrated premiere at New York City’s leading experiential gallery High Line Nine earlier this year.

The New Yorker magazine called YPC choristers “prodigiously gifted vocalists.”

AM NY Weekender featured AloneTogether in their “6 Things To Do in New York.”

Time out magazine hailed AloneTogether as “Best Things to do in NYC this Week.”

Please support the Young People’s Chorus of New York City (YPC)

AloneTogether is one of the many projects YPC presents. At YPC we serve over 2,000 young people every year from across New York City, and hundreds more through our YPC National program. Their love of singing and performing creates lifelong bonds of friendship.

Your contribution helps provide a one-of-its-kind cultural experience to young people. Please consider a donation by clicking the button below. Give with your heart.

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Young People’s Chorus of New York City is grateful to our partners for the support to present AloneTogether.