Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
About Pittsburgh Youth Chorus
Pittsburgh Youth Chorus (formerly Children’s Festival Chorus) is a collective of young people who have been empowered and inspired by the joy of singing. Led by a dedicated staff of choral professionals who specialize in the young voice, Pittsburgh Youth Chorus (PYC) serves the region through exceptional choral music education and artistry. With opportunities for singers in grades 1-12 – and with a focus on personal development, community engagement, travel, and cultural exchange – PYC’s multi-faceted programming is celebrated for its ability to nurture the potential of its participants while fostering confidence, dedication, and a sense of belonging.
PYC made its debut in 1983, joining the forces of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony. Over the organization’s 40-year history, PYC has touched the lives of over 3,000 children, hundreds of educators, and untold thousands of area residents through professional-level music education and performance. PYC’s ever-growing list of collaborators includes the Pittsburgh Opera, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Hill Dance Academy Theatre, the Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra, and more.
The magic of PYC is in the relationships. Bonds rise between the young singers as their music-making transforms into a powerful and meaningful experience. Countless families have attested to how their lives have been touched as a result of being a part of the PYC family. Pittsburgh Youth Chorus is proud of its singers – past and present – and eager to continue serving our communities with programs that invest in the region’s cultural landscape and future leaders.
To learn more about PYC, visit our website!