The Young People's Chorus of New York City, under artistic director/founder Francisco J. Núñez, will be presented with a 2011 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony today.
The organization is among 12 nationwide selected from more than 470 nominees and 50 finalists for their effectiveness in developing learning and life skills in young people by engaging them in the arts and humanities.
The 2:30 p.m. EDT ceremony is available via live streaming video at www.whitehouse.gov/live. The ceremony concludes with 12 YPC choristers performing Billy Strayhorn's "Take the A Train."
While in Washington, DC, YPC surprised the Chorus America office yesterday with an impromptu visit: