In May 2019, YPCC will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In seeking out a way to present a unique story for this important May concert, Artistic Director KellyAnn Nelson found an impactful and unique musical voice to create YPCC’s first commissioned work. Composer William Menefield, a Cincinnati native, has written an 8 minute choral/orchestral work entitled PRISM.
In William's words, PRISM is about "People. We are all beautifully unique, and yet our differences are often seen through lenses of prejudice and judgement. A perspective of this kind typically leads to paralyzing pride, isolationist thinking, and societal division. Furthermore, it keeps us from recognizing one important truth: we have more in common with one another than we allow ourselves to see. Prism addresses this issue by encouraging all people to celebrate our differences, acknowledge our commonalities, and ultimately unify our world through a combined effort."
Menefield’s interest in singing powerful music together and making joyful impact in the world through the act of raising our voices is perfectly matched to YPCC’s mission statement: Through the powerful experience of singing together, YPCC creates a high-quality, joyful, and approachable artistic community of passionate young professionals.
We want to ensure that William will be "in the room where it happens" to see this amazing commission performed on the Carnegie Hall stage. Please donate today to help make that happen!