Princeton Pro Musica
39th Season of Choral Masterworks
Princeton Pro Musica 2017-18 Concert Season
Mark your calendar now for Princeton Pro Musica’s exciting thirty-ninth season 2017-18! Plan to guarantee seats of your choice by subscribing to the full concert season. You may purchase subscriptions now online, by telephone to the PPM office 609-683-5122, or by US mail to PPM at P.O. Box 1313, Princeton, NJ 08542 . In addition to community outreach performances, Princeton Pro Musica will present four major concerts in an extraordinary 39th season.
Brahms’ Requiem – 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017, Richardson Auditorium
Brandau’s Joy to the World: A Christmas Suite – 4 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017, Patriots Theater, Trenton War Memorial with Guest Artists Trenton Children’s Chorus
Monteverdi Vespers – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, Princeton University Chapel with Choral Festival Guest Artists Princeton High School Choir, Bridgewater High School Choir, and Kantorei of Westminster Choir College
Britten’s War Requiem – 8 p.m. Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, Richardson Auditorium a joint concert with Princeton University Glee Club and Orchestra
PPM commissions new dance for Carmina Burana
Taking collaboration to new heights, Princeton Pro Musica embarked on a new and creative endeavor with Roxey Ballet and the Princeton Girlchoir. Although Princeton’s 100+ voice community chorus collaborates often with other local musical groups, working with a ballet company, especially to premiere a new creation, is unusual for a community chorus. Click here to read Tobias Grace’s review of the May 21, 2017 performance for outinjersey.net .
by Ryan James Brandau
May 21, 2017
Eighty years ago in Frankfurt – June 8, 1937 – a cantata that would become one of the most beloved and enduring of the choral masterworks was seen and heard for the first time … Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images. …
Princeton Pro Musica 2017 Concert Tour in Spain
On June 25, a hardy group of 20 Princeton Pro Musica singers will depart for three days in Lisbon, Portugal before joining another 30 PPM singers in Porto, Portugal for a concert tour of three picturesque cities in Northwest Spain. On tour, Princeton Pro Musica singers are pleased to offer a program of European and American sacred music, from a variety of traditions, along with several contemporary American art songs and spirituals. Singers are also delighted to feature several pieces by Spanish composers.
Singers are excited to present the first of three concerts in the University Church (Igrexa da Compania) in Santiago de Compestela, the picturesque city at the end of the famous route walked by spiritual pilgrims for centuries. For the second concert, PPM singers will travel to Leon and perform in the historic church, Iglesia Santa Marina la Real. The third and final concert on tour will take place in the Santiago Cathedral (Catedral Santiago) in Bilao. In and near each city on tour, Princeton Pro Musica singers will visit important destinations including the Guggenheim Art Museum in Bilbao and the charming hilltop town of San Sebastian and sample local cuisine in a variety of settings.
Buen Viaje Princeton Pro Musica singers on tour June 25 to July 7, 2017!
Programs made possible in part by funds from Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts – Department of State – a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and The New Jersey Cultural Trust.