Even at Chautauqua Institution, 63 singing teenagers is an uncommon sight. The New York State Summer School of the Arts’…
The teenage singers of the New York State Summer School of the Arts choir will sing with one heart Sunday afternoon.
The younger generation will take over the Amphitheater stage for an afternoon when the New York State Summer School of the Arts choir performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The choir and its subdivisions, a men’s chorus and women’s chorus, are comprised of a selective group of students, ages 13 to 19, from throughout New York State — Buffalo to Brooklyn.
They are from all different backgrounds, said Hugh Floyd, artistic director of the NYSSSA School of Choral Studies.
“Some of them come from a musical theater background, some come from a gospel background and some come from a children’s choir background. So they have naturally different voices from one another,” Floyd said. “What we want to do is create a blended sound of individuals rather than just make them all sound alike.”