The Young People’s Chorus of Erie, a youth outreach program of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will embark on a summer tour beginning Monday, June 16.
The tour, which concludes June 20, will see YPC Erie travel through Maryland and Pennsylvania. Included in the tour is a visit to the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, where the YPC Erie Chorale, a treble choir of advanced young women and men, will perform.
Overall, the YPC Erie Chorale will perform in three different locations on the following dates:
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
10755 Scaggsville Road
North Laurel, Maryland 20723
Pennsylvania State Capitol
North Third Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
YPC Erie is northwest Pennsylvania’s only comprehensive youth choral music program. The organization dates back to 2009 when Howard Lincoln, local businessman and former director of choral activities at Penn State Behrend, recognized a need for young people in the Erie community to have opportunities to further their personal and creative talents and appreciation for the arts.
The mission of YPC Erie today remains true to its origin: give every child in the community the opportunity to further their personal and artistic growth and help foster cross-cultural understanding. With an emphasis on diversity, YPC Erie brings together young singers from across Erie County. Since 2009, more than 1,000 students from more than forty different public, private and parochial schools have benefitted from the YPC Erie program — currently, more than 100 choristers participate in YPC Erie’s choirs.