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NYCHA Youth Chorus performing at the Tribeca Family Festival.
The NYCHA Youth Chorus Wants You!

If you're looking for a place to learn, grow and sing, then the renowned New York City Housing Authority Youth Chorus wants you! Call the NYCHA Youth Chorus to schedule an audition at 212-427-6648 or 212-427-8603. Check out the information below to learn more about the Authority's premier singing ensemble. 

About the NYCHA Youth Chorus
Under the direction of Larry Matthew, the NYCHA Youth Chorus has come to be known as the "Good Will Ambassadors" of the New York City Housing Authority. Since it's inception in 1997, more than 800 chorus members have been engaged in vocal training and have learned music theory, music history and the study of movement.

The NYCHA Youth Chorus is much more than a music program. Through participation in the chorus, members enhance self-esteem, develop confidence and poise, increase self-discipline and self-respect and strengthen self-determination.

About the Chorus Members
NYCHA Youth Chorus members range in age from 9 to 21. All members attend school full time and are encouraged to strive for academic excellence and maintain a "B" grade point average. Chorus members are required to attend rehearsals three times per week from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Additionally, chorus members are required to attend performances throughout the year.

Performance Opportunities
The NYCHA Youth Chorus receives numerous requests to perform at a variety of events, both large and small. Some of the events have even been televised! Past performances include:

  • Harlem Summer Stage
  • JVC Jazz Musical Festival
  • Dance Theater of Harlem Open House
  • Tribeca Family Festival
  • Gracie Mansion Christmas Party
  • Times Square New Year's Millennium Celebration 2000
  • 1999 and 2000 World Series Celebration for the NY Yankees
  • Mayoral Inauguration for Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg
  • Disney World Tour 1998 & 2000
  • Elton John Benefit Concert Series at Radio City Music Hall