Emerging opera and concert artist joins PPM for December concert
Bass-baritone Joseph Parrish
is a Baltimore native who holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. Princeton Pro Musica is excited to welcome this remarkable vocalist to Richardson Auditorium next month.
Active on the opera, recital, and concert stages, recent credits include Dr. Cajus in Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, recitals at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Alice Tully Hall, and Weill and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall. As a soloist he has performed with I Cantori New York, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Church, the
Westchester Oratorio Society, and Juilliard 415.
We recently spoke with Mr. Parrish about his upcoming appearance with Princeton Pro Musica, and he offered the following:
"The Christmas season is a time of hope and spreading love. The repertoire featured in this concert is a mixture of hymn and folksong arrangements in addition to oratorio selections. The rich orchestration of Margaret Bonds’ Ballad of the Brown King, illustrating the Christmas journey of Ethiopian King Balthazaar, and the lushness of Brandau’s I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day for chorus, orchestra, and baritone solo, amplify my feelings of holiday cheer. I am very excited to present this repertoire to you alongside the singers of Princeton Pro Musica. Being born on Christmas, this is always a very special time for me. I am extremely grateful to be reveling in that joy with you."
We know you will love Joseph's contributions to A Feast of Carols on December 11. If you'd like a sneak peek of his very special voice, click below and enjoy a few performance clips. They're truly stunning!