Shout for Joy: a pre-concert discussion

As we prepare for this weekend’s performance of Shout for Joy, featuring the stunning and celebratory music of Duruflé, Ešenvalds, and Hailstork, we are thrilled to share this talk between artistic director Ryan Brandau and collaborative keyboardist Eric Plutz. Their conversation about Duruflé is both insightful and informative. As they discuss his place in the…

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Get to Know Ešenvalds and Hailstork

Last week I shared a bit about Maurice Duruflé. This week, I’d like to tell you a bit about the other two composers featured on our Shout for Joy concert, which we’ll present on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Princeton University Chapel.  Of the newer compositional voices on the scene in the…

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Duruflé: Reflections and a Playlist

I’m fascinated by the way certain composers have a sound all their own; when, even across different pieces of music, there’s an essence we can perceive. One such composer is Maurice Duruflé, whose one-of-a-kind Requiem will be featured on our May 7th concert, Shout for Joy.  This brilliantly-crafted piece is perfectly suited to the magnificent space…

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Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman delivers “Annelies” pre-concert talk

We are honored to offer this pre-concert talk given by Dr. Elayne Robinson Grossman. As we prepare for our performance of James Whitbourn’s Annelies, the first major choral-orchestral work based on Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl, we hope Dr. Grossman’s insight and expertise will help bring you to a place of new understanding…

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PPM Singers Share ‘Annelies’ Perspectives

On Sunday, March 13, 2022, Princeton Pro Musica will perform James Whitbourn’s Annelies. As the chorus prepares for the concert, three singers have shared how their experiences affect their interaction with this important music. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Annelies concert details page.    

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Ryan Brandau discusses ‘Annelies’ on WWFM’s Sounds Choral

Princeton Pro Musica · Ryan Brandau discusses ‘Annelies’ on WWFM’s Sounds Choral   Just before our performance of James Whitbourn’s Annelies was canceled in March 2020, Artistic Director Ryan Brandau hosted an episode of Sounds Choral on WWFM: The Classical Network to talk about this important work. We are grateful for the chance to perform Annelies…

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