Community Outreach Programs
In the last five seasons, Princeton Pro Musica collaborated with the Trenton Children’s Chorus, Princeton Girlchoir, the Polydora Ensemble and Roxey Ballet. Taking collaboration to new heights, PPM commissioned Mark Roxey, choreographer and Founding Director of Roxey Ballet, to create new choreography for Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. 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. In prior years, Princeton Pro Musica has performed, among others, with Westfield Symphony, American Repertory Ballet, Princeton GirlChoir, and choirs from Robbinsville High School, Hopewell Valley Central High School, and Pennsbury High School. Read more about collaboration…
What Makes it Great – Live in Princeton 8 p.m November 30, 2018
Photo Credit Peter Schaaf, 2004
Plan now to be in your seat in Miller Chapel of the Princeton Theological Seminary by 8 p.m. Friday, November 30 to hear a wonderful live chamber performance of major choruses from Handel’s Messiah as part of a live broadcast on WWFM of Rob Kapilow’s award-winning show, “What Makes it Great.” You’ll be riveted as select singers of Princeton Pro Musica and Monmouth Civic Chorale join Rob Kapilow to demonstrate the elements of four major choruses that distinguish extraordinary composing and to sing each of four major choruses in full. Reserve your seat now online at WWFM ($20 donation to WWFM per seat), or plan to listen to the live broadcast at 89.1 WWFM on the FM dial in the Princeton-Trenton area, affiliated stations, or via digital radio on your personal computing device.
Princeton Pro Musica is committed to enriching the community and providing a legacy of choral music inspiration for future generations through collaborative performances, workshops, and other educational endeavors. Through pre-concert talks, public symposia separate from concerts, and continuing education courses of the Evergreen Forum at the Princeton Senior Resource Center, Princeton Pro Musica educates the general public in music history and theory. By invitation, Princeton Pro Musica sings annually for commencement ceremonies of Thomas Edison State University in Trenton. The chamber chorus also performs in the Guild for Early Music Festival at the Grounds for Sculpture in Trenton and, on request, for retirement communities and nonprofit organizations such as the Princeton Newcomers’ Club. To invite Princeton Pro Musica to teach or sing for your organization, click here.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Princeton Pro Musica and Mark Roxey, Founding Director, Roxey Ballet Company discussed with Marjorie Hermann of WWFM the creative process each pursued to create the Princeton Pro Musica production of Carmina Burana. The free symposium was hosted by the Princeton Public Library. Attendees delighted in a lively discussion of developing new dance for twelve of the twenty-five poems set to Carl Orff’s music in Carmina Burana. Commissioned by Princeton Pro Musica in 2016, Mark Roxey’s new choreography premiered in concert on Sunday, May 21, 2016 in Richardson Auditorium on the Princeton University Campus. New choreography for remaining movements commissioned in 2018 will premiere in March 2019.
In a one-hour symposium in the Solley Theater of the Arts Council of Princeton on Monday, October 30, 2017, two renowned music scholars, Dr. Ryan Brandau, Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica, and Dr. Nora Sirbaugh, Department of Music of the College of New Jersey discussed the musical highlights, major themes, history, and background of the majestic German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Following brief presentations, Drs. Brandau and Sirbaugh answered questions. from the audience. The symposium was free and open to the public.
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To inquire about outreach performances, collaboration opportunities, and educational offerings please contact PPM at firstname.lastname@example.org.