The New Providence High School Select Choirs will join choirs from five other schools and the New Jersey Youth Symphony to perform Carl Orff’s iconic Carmina Burana on Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center located at 1 Center Street in Newark. The performance is a celebratory event for the NJYS, marking its 40th anniversary. Nearly 500 high school musicians will join forces for the event.

Conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo, choirs from New Providence High School, J.P. Stevens High School, Newark Academy, Ridge High School and Somerville High School will collaborate with the Newark Boys Chorus, the Youth Symphony and soloists Mia Pafumi, Theron Cromer, and John-Andrew Fernandez.  

NPHS Director of Vocal Music, Ms. Susan Kirkland, notes, "The opportunity for our singers to study such a major work in conjunction with other high schools and perform it with a full symphony orchestra in such a wonderful space as NJPAC is tremendous."

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Says Artistic Director and Conductor Cha-Pyo, ”I anticipate this concert to be what post-millennials would call an ‘epic event!’ When nearly 500 high school musicians from 13 different counties of NJ take the stage at NJPAC to perform Carmina Burana, it is truly an extravaganza! Please come and experience the transformative power of music shared by our young musicians that is guaranteed to be larger than life!”

Concert tickets are $20, $35 and $50 available online at