Announcing our 2019-2020 Season
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PPM returns to the music of Mozart and performs his magistic setting of the mass text, which combines towering movements for double chorus with gorgeous duets for two sopranos: Clara Rottsolk and Molly Netter. This program also includes Mozart’s sparkling Clarinet Concerto.
This warm and joyous holiday concert features the “Christmas portion” of Messiah by George Frederic Handel alongside Joy to the World, our own maestro’s stirring suite of carols and holiday songs.
Featuring Lily Arbisser, soprano, PPM honors the life and legacy of Anne Frank, seventy-five years after her death. James Whitbourn’s haunting, moving music sets the words of her diary for chorus, soprano, and chamber ensemble.
Featuring the brilliant Eric Plutz on the mighty Mander-Skinner organ of the Princeton University Chapel, PPM presents Duruflé’s exquisite Requiem, with powerful, festive settings of the Te Deum for choir, organ, and brass.
Outstanding Soprano Soloists to Highlight Mozart Concert
Soprano Clara Rottsolk has thrilled audiences at home and abroad. To learn more about this New York City based musician, click HERE.
Based in New York City where she is a full-time member of the choir of Trinity Wall Street, Canadian-American soprano, Molly Netter, enlivens complex and beautiful music both old and new with a “clear, beautiful tone and vivacious personality” according to the New York Times. Read more about Molly HERE and HERE.
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.
Mozart Great Mass in C-minor – November 3, 2019
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
©Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Princeton Pro Musica
Musicologist Scott Burnham opens his book Mozart’s Grace with a caveat from theologian Karl Barth: Whoever has discovered Mozart even to a small degree and then tries to speak about him falls quickly into what seems rapturous stammering,” Indeed, it’s difficult to find words on par with music that, in Burnham’s estimation, “seems somehow pre-made which glows with a self-sufficiency that has less to do with unity and more with apartness: untouched, untouchable.” But, I shall try.
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.