2020 Surprises and Inspiration
Well. 2020 wasn’t what we expected, was it?
For reasons I barely need to mention, many expectations have gone unmet. Thrilling music went unrehearsed. Powerful concerts unperformed. Too many musical moments were postponed, rescheduled, and cancelled. It’s easy to feel the weight of 2020 and to be sad at all we’ve missed. Yet, I still can’t help but feel inspired.
In a year where everything familiar seemed to evaporate in an instant, our community of singers, staff, and supporters came together to create something new and inspirational: a virtual version of Princeton Pro Musica that we built together from the ground up.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for believing that we would deliver on our promise to bring you choral music in safe, uplifting ways during this time of pandemic.
You may have recently seen our newsletter detailing the various virtual gatherings and sing-ins your support as helped make possible this season. One of the ways PPM has functioned as a chorus during this time has been to rehearse favorite holiday selections and create individual recordings in our own homes which have been compiled into a “virtual choir.”
Artistic Director Ryan Brandau – using skills and software obtained almost entirely since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic began – has crafted the video carols in this message. We offer them to you today as a gift, and as a sign that Princeton Pro Musica – and choral music in general – is alive, well, and ready to come back as soon as we’re able. Offerings like these are touchstones to the art we love and they only happen with the generous support you have shown us. As the year comes to a close, I hope you’ll consider supporting our efforts for a music-filled spring. Our offerings will include some things that are already familiar to you, as well as some innovative new offerings still in development.
Supporting Princeton Pro Musica is easy!
o Mail a check to P.O. Box 244, Princeton, NJ 08543
o Call our office at 609-683-5122
o Text ILOVEPPM to 44321 from your smartphone
With your support, we can make it all happen!
We wish you a safe, healthy, prosperous new year. Brighter days are coming, and Princeton Pro Musica will be there to help sing them in!
Kenny Litvack, President, Board of Trustees
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.