Princeton Pro Musica 2017 Concert Tour in Spain

 

On June 25, a hardy group of 20 Princeton Pro Musica singers departed for three days in Lisbon, Portugal before joining another 30 PPM singers in Porto, Portugal for a thrilling concert tour of three picturesque cities in Northwest Spain.  On tour, Princeton Pro Musica singers were 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 were also delighted to feature several pieces by Spanish composers.

Singers were excited to present the first of three concerts in the historic University Church in Santiago de Compestela, the picturesque city in the Galician region of Spain located at the end of the famous route walked by spiritual pilgrims for centuries.  In fact, pilgrims arriving in Santiago de Compostela in June 2017 swelled the capacity audience for PPM’s first concert on tour.  For the second concert, PPM singers traveled to Leon and performed together with a local choir in the beautiful Iglesia Santa Marina la Real.  The third and final concert on tour took place in the Santiago Cathedral (Catedral Santiago) in Bilao.  In and near each city on tour, Princeton Pro Musica singers visited fascinating destinations including the Gaudi designed Bishop’s Palace and the Cathedral in Astorga near Leon, the superb stained glass of the cathedral in Borgos, the Guggenheim Art Museum in Bilbao, and the charming seaside town of San Sebastian.  Throughout the concert tour, singers explored each city and sampled local cuisine in a variety of settings.

Enjoy photos taken by Princeton Pro Musica singers on tour June 25 to July 7, 2017.