The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus
“Happy Music from Talented and Trained Young Voices”
Saturday April 28, 2018
According to James Cochran, Director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus, sixteen years ago, the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor for the Naples Philharmonic, Erich Kunzel asked, “Where’s the Youth Choir?”
Since there wasn’t one, Cochran got an immediate call to establish a Youth Chorus.
The Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus (NPYC) today provides young singers performance opportunities on stage at Artis-–Naples, Hayes Hall alongside the Naples Philharmonic and at distinct community events.
The 100-voice Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus is directed by James Cochran and includes singers in elementary, middle, and high school. The NPYC rehearses in groups divided by age and ability on Monday evenings on the Artis—Naples campus.
Auditions for new members are held in early September and January. Students from the age of 7 through high school are encouraged to audition.
James Cochran, Naples Philharmonic Chorus Conductor