Young People's Chorus of Erie to hold spring concert May 3

The Young People’s Chorus (YPC) of Erie hopes to emphasize the power of an awakening through “My Soul is Awakened,” this year’s spring concert from northwest Pennsylvania’s only comprehensive youth choral music program.

“As the world around us awakens in the springtime, we are surrounded by a gradual awakening, as nature herself shows and makes changes in all these ways, and we see that our humanity and human experience is deeply rooted in the natural world,” said Gabrielle Dietrich, YPC’s artistic director. “This connection to the earth and to seasons provides us with rich metaphors we can use to understand ourselves and our place in the world still more completely. Our spring concert celebrates the moments that open our eyes, flood our senses and make it impossible to go back to the way things were.”

The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at Luther Memorial Church, 225 W. 10th Street.

Dietrich will conduct the Concert Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble and Chorale. Jeremy Flock will conduct Cantare, YPC’s youngest chorus, and three YPC satellite choirs: the Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Network, the Bethesda Trinity Center for Musical Expression and Leadership and the Wayne School choir. All will perform during the concert.

YPC Erie is a youth outreach organization of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Tickets for “My Soul is Awakened” are available now. General admission is $10, and tickets for children ages 7-12 are $5. Children under the age of 6 are free.

To order tickets, call the YPC Erie office at 814-898-6789.

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Last Updated April 15, 2015