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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT PS 90 Students Join Young People’s Chorus

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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 1:00 am

PS 90Q, The Horace Mann School in Richmond Hill, was fortunate to receive a grant for the past two years to have their students participate in the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. The YPC is an award-winning program serving over 1,600 diverse children and teenagers from every neighborhood.

All students in grade three and newly enrolled students in grades four and five auditioned and together with the fourth- and fifth-graders who participated last year, a total of 50 were ultimately chosen by the organizers to be part of this amazing group. The chorus met every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and had the privilege of working with Emma Hathaway, a recent graduate of Yale University and choral conducting fellow, accompanied on the piano by Lauren Lee. 

The students practiced healthy vocal techniques, learned to read music and understand what the various symbols meant, developed stage presence and confidence and, most importantly, strengthened teamwork and leadership skills.  On May 13, students were given the opportunity to perform with other schools at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. It was wonderful to experience the pride that these children felt on this day.  On May 29, the students put on a performance for the PS 90Q community. People who attended were amazed at how well they performed with such little practice time.

The school is hoping to continue this tradition and be able to give other students the opportunity to find their hidden talents. PS 90Q also sent a special thank you to Councilman Eric Ulrich, who always supports the school and this time introduced this great program to the community.

If you would like to be featured on a School Spotlight page, call Lisa LiCausi, Education Coordinator, at (718) 205-8000, Ext. 110. Online go to qchron.com/schoolnews.

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