• The Carmina Burana Choral Project

    Grades 9–12
    On February 5, 2012, Carnegie Hall presented The Carmina Burana Choral Project, featuring 200 high school singers and 50 middle school singers from all over New York City with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by David Robertson. In addition, three high school–aged composers were selected to write new works for chorus and orchestra based on the musical themes of Carmina Burana. These new works were premiered on the first half of the program.

  • Through the personal stories of participants and composers, this video brings to life the full story of the Carmina Burana Choral Project.
  • The Carmina Burana Choral Project

    Young Composers in Profile


    New York City-based Thomas Reeves is one of three teen composers to receive a Carnegie Hall commission for orchestra and chorus as part of the Carmina Burana Choral Project.


    16-year-old Anthony Constantino from Tucson, Arizona shares some of the inspirations behind "Thus It Was," his Carnegie Hall-commissioned work for orchestra and chorus.


    Gabe Smallwood meditates on art, music, and his new work for chorus and orchestra that will be premiered at Carnegie Hall.

  • The Carmina Burana Choral Project is generously underwritten by Martha and Bob Lipp.

    Made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

    The Carmina Burana Choral Project is also made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for choral music established by S. Donald Sussman in memory of Judith Arron and Robert Shaw.