Quotes

“The mantle that once belonged to the deans of ‘golden era’ choral music conductors has been passed, and it rests with Francisco Núñez.”

— Barbara Murray, Director of Music, NYC Department of Education

“Francisco J. Núñez, who directs the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, has been raising the bar [for children’s choruses] over the last decade by commissioning a steady stream of works from composers who usually write for adults and weaving them into programs that include choral classics, spirituals, theater songs and pop arrangements.”

— The New York Times

“YPC [who Francisco conducts] sang [Four Heartfelt Anthems] with precision and artistry at the highest level. Every marking was observed. They sang so incredibly, it was inhuman…Francisco Núñez is the Horowitz of the choral world.”

— David Del Tredici

Francisco Núñez conducted his own Es Tu Tiempo, a joyously swinging samba brightly sung by the LAMC High School Choir Festival Honor Choir mingling with adult members of the Master Chorale. If there was a single hit of the evening, this was it – and the song was promptly reprised.
— Classical Voice North America
The best dancer on the podium in the business, Núñez even got the Master Chorale moving some.
— Los Angeles Times
Francisco Núñez led his own work [Es Tu Tiempo] with vigor and joy. Opening with a gospel feel, the song soon broke into a joyous Latin groove. Embodying the words “take a chance to believe, take a chance to dream,” the infectious rhythms soon had the entire audience tapping their feet and smiling like the students performing... It is a gloriously tuneful and unabashedly joyous work of music. While it’s a bit too late to be anthem for this year’s World Cup, I would like to put in my vote for the next Olympics. This is a tune that everyone could – and should – be singing. The audience was not content to let the work end, and their standing ovation was rewarded with an encore.
— Singerpreneur