Grand Finale Concert of 40th Season of Choral Masterworks
For more information click PPM 40th Anniversary Concert Season
To purchase tickets to the Grand Finale concert of this 40th anniversary season click here or call the Princeton Pro Musica office at 609-683-5122. Unless the performance is sold out, tickets are always available at the door for every concert.
Earlier this season …
Sunday, November 4, 2018 To Music, To Joy 4 p.m. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
Sunday, December 9, 2018 Joy to the World: A Christmas Suite, 4 p.m.Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton, NJ
Sunday, March 17, 2019 Carmina Burana, 4 p.m.Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
PPM Video Documentary wins TWO Awards
Nassau Film Festival
Best in Fest – Documentary
Tiger Award for Excellence in Film-making
Screened Thursday, May 17 at the Arts Council of Princeton building opposite the Princeton Public Library, Princeton Pro Musica’s documentary video was voted “Best in Fest” of the documentaries selected for the 2018 Nassau Film Festival. The documentary, Princeton Pro Musica: 40 Years Strong and Still Sharing Great Music, also earned a Tiger Award for Excellence in Film-making. The 2018 Nassau Film Festival showcased different locally produced films selected by a panel of cinema professionals each day Thursday, May 17 through Sunday, May 20. For further information about the 2018 Nassau Film Festival, click here.
See PPM’s New Video online on Vimeo
If you prefer, save this link to the PPM Video to use at your convenience.
Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau
Annual Cabaret Benefit
Party of the Year 2019
Save the date – April 5 – for Princeton Pro Musica’s Cabaret 2019! Bring your friends to revel in the music of Broadway in the 70s brought to you by featured pianist Phil Orr and select PPM singers. After indulging in a sumptuous buffet, take a chance on table raffles of items like wine, beer, and whiskey and bid for exciting goods and services in the silent auction. To avoid lines paying for table raffle tickets or silent auction items you win, bring cash or your checkbook.
Buy a sheet of table raffle tickets in advance and get a head start on the action! Select the “augmented ticket” option for one ticket to the Cabaret plus one sheet of 25 table raffle tickets. To reserve your seats now for Cabaret 2019 – The Party of the Year – click here.
How about supporting Princeton Pro Musica by taking one of the trips on your “bucket list”? Available for purchase at Cabaret 2019 will be wonderful trips to exotic locations offered through PPM by Amfund.org to lucky individuals at PPM Cabaret 2019 . Featured destinations this year include Costa Rica, South Africa wild animal preserves, an Italy/Greece/Croatia cruise, and more.
Do you have a conflict on the evening of April 5? No problem! You need not be present to participate in the 50/50 raffle (tickets $10 each) and the raffle of house tickets on the date of your choice to the Broadway show Hamilton (raffle tickets $25 each). Purchase your tickets for the 50/50 and/or Hamilton raffle from any Princeton Pro Musica member or call the office 609-683-5122.
Highlighted Concert March 17
Sunday, March 17, patrons were delighted by talented singers of the Princeton Girlchoir joining Princeton Pro Musica and the dancers of Roxey Ballet to present Carmina Burana to a full house at Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University campus. Fueled by the power of a girl’s voice, Princeton Girlchoir presents extraordinary performances at home and throughout the world while educating the musician, building confidence, and fostering a life-long love of singing together.
Founded in 1989 as an after-school activity for girls interested in choral music, Princeton Girlchoir has grown into the area’s premier training and performance choir for girls, with over 290 choristers participating each year. The organization has seven choirs comprising girls in 3rd through 12th grade. These choirs present music from a wide array of genres, conductors, and composers. While honing their musicianship, choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world.
Carmina Burana – March 17, 2019
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
©Ryan Brandau, Artistic Director, Princeton Pro Musica
More than eighty years ago in Frankfurt – June 8, 1937 – a cantata by Carl Orff, which would become one of the most beloved and enduring of the choral masterworks of all time, was seen and heard for the first time: Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae contoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis (“Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magic images”). That proper title is a mouthful, but it reveals several things about Carmina’s origins and its composer’s intent.
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.