A Fall Feast for Your Ears
For the sake of the health of its patrons its singers, and its community Princeton Pro Musica has suspended in-person rehearsals and concerts due to the risks associated with COVID-19 for the immediate future. But the singers of Princeton Pro Musica have resumed virtual rehearsals and will be meeting with past soloists and with voice science and vocal technique experts. Our Artistic Director has been hard at work creating a variety of musical resources to share with you. Together, they are creating a virtual feast of music for your ears! Starting Thursday, October 8, you’ll have the chance to take in a variety of musical performances, go Into the Score with RJB, sing some of your favorite choral works, and hear from some very special guests.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
Eric Plutz’s marathon of Vierne Symphonies, live on Facebook, October 8th!
Eric plays all six of Vierne’s organ symphonies to celebrate the sesquicentennial of Vierne’s birth – a project ten years in the making, available live, and for free, on Facebook! Watch at Facebook.com/SevenEightArtists 4 -10 p.m. on Thursday, October 8.
“Sing-ins” of beloved major works, with introductory interviews by some very special guests!
On October 13, we’ll have the opportunity to chat live with Dashon Burton, baritone, who will get us warmed up to sing through Brahms’ Requiem; On November 5, we’ll visit with bass-baritone Jonathan Woody, discuss the music of Bach and then sing the choruses from the Mass in B Minor; and on December 10, we’ll revel in the exuberance and beauty of Handel’s Messiah.
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RJB takes you Into the Score!
Before each of our sing-ins of major works, Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau will premiere a new iteration of his Into the Score series, which will combine audio, video, and visuals to allow you to hear, see, and feel Brahms’ Requiem, Bach’s B Minor Mass, and Handel’s Messiah like never before. A combination of the maestro’s pre-concert talks, program note essays, and music appreciation courses, into the Score will alert your mind and ears to all of the treasures these musical works contain!
RJB curates playlists!
Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau will carefully curate playlists on YouTube of some of his most cherished musical works, and share them with you so that you can create the perfect sooundtrack for a relaxing evening (or long workday!). Look for the email blasts with the links. To make sure you are on our list, please CLICK HERE and sign up!
Musical holiday gifts!
In December, PPM will share with you video performances of some of the lovely carols we typically share in our December holiday concert. Stay tuned for these holiday gifts in your email inbox, which you can play throughout the holiday season and share with your family.
Regardless of what the world sends our way, Princeton Pro Musica will continue to fulfill its mission: to perform choral masterworks and other works of the choral literature with energy, passion, and uncompromising artistic excellence.
As always, Princeton Pro Musica welcomes your support for these efforts to bring outstanding musical experiences to central New Jersey and beyond. CLICK HERE TO DONATE to Princeton Pro Musica on our website; mail a check to PO Box 2244, Princeton, NJ 08543; call our office at 609-683-5122; or TEXT ILOVEPPM to 44321 from your smartphone!
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.