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New Jersey Youth Symphony Presents Family-Friendly All That Jazz! Holiday Concert on December 10

originally published: 11/27/2023

New Jersey Youth Symphony Presents Family-Friendly All That Jazz! Holiday Concert on December 10

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The New Jersey Youth Symphony presents a family-friendly All that Jazz! Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at the Margaret Williams Theatre at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. On this enchanting music-filled journey, the award-winning NJYS Youth Symphony led by Helen H. Cha-Pyo will bring the magic of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite to life. Showtime is 3:00pm.

The NJYS Jazz Orchestra with Guest Conductor Gregory O. Williams will jazz up everyone’s favorite holiday classics with works including Hark, the Herald Angels SingJoy to the World, and Silent Night featuring vocalist Nicolette Corrado, as well as the music of Duke Ellington in celebration of his 125th birthday. In addition, the NJYS Youth Symphony will perform Jeff Tyzik's festive creations, Christmas Overture and Chanukah Suite, along with a nostalgic performance of J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, a piece performed on NJYS’ inaugural concert in December 1979 and commemorates the orchestra's 45th anniversary season.

Tickets are $20/Adults, $15/Students and Seniors. 5 tickets for $50 are available using code Family Pack. Tickets and more information for this not-to-be-missed holiday celebration available at

"As we embrace the spirit of the season in our All that Jazz! Holiday Concert, I invite you to join the talented young musicians of the New Jersey Youth Symphony and Jazz Orchestra for a delightful hour of captivating musical performances," said Helen H. Cha-Pyo, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. “This concert promises a warm welcome to music lovers of all ages, so gather your family and friends for a festive concert of holiday melodies to uplift your spirits. We're particularly thrilled to present this performance at New Jersey City University for the first time, adding an extra layer of excitement to this joyous occasion."

The New Jersey Youth Symphony’s 45th Anniversary Season celebration continues with an exciting Alumni Weekend, May 4-5, 2024, and 45th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Throughout the 2023-24 season, NJYS honors its vibrant history and bright future with premieres of new compositions and beloved music from the inaugural season in 1979. Alumni are warmly invited to perform alongside current students at the 2024 Playathon and spring concerts in May. For more information, click here.

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The mission of Wharton Arts is to offer accessible, high quality performing arts education that sparks personal growth and builds inclusive communities. Wharton Arts’ vision is for a transformative performing arts education in an inclusive community to be accessible for everyone.

Wharton Arts is New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts education center serving nearly 2,000 students through a range of classes and ensembles. The 5 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Chorus, an auditioned choral ensemble program for students in grades 3–12, encourage a love and appreciation of choral music while nurturing personal growth and creative development. The 15 ensembles of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which serve over 500 students in grades 3–12 by audition, inspire young people to achieve musical excellence through high-level ensemble training and performance opportunities. Based in Paterson, the Paterson Music Project is an El Sistema-inspired program of Wharton Arts that uses music education as a vehicle for social action by empowering and inspiring young people to achieve their full potential through the community experience of ensemble learning and playing. From Pathways classes for young children to Lifelong Learning programs for adults, the Wharton Performing Arts School has a robust musical theater and drama program and offers both private and group classes for instruments and voice for all ages and all abilities. With the belief in the positive and unifying influence of music and that performing arts education should be accessible to all people regardless of their ability to pay, Wharton Arts offers need-based scholarships.

Wharton Arts is located in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, and Paterson, NJ and reaches students from 12 counties. All of Wharton Arts’ extraordinary teaching artists, faculty members, and conductors hold degrees in their teaching specialty and have been vetted and trained to enable our students to achieve their personal best.



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