Princeton Pro Musica Presents The American Choral Tradition
Date: May 17, 2013
Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Princeton Pro Musica will wrap up its 34th season with a concert titled “The American Choral Tradition.” The concert will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 3:00pm at the Princeton Meadow Church and Event Center, 545 Meadow Road in West Windsor, NJ.
Princeton Pro Musica's May concert celebrates the American Choral Tradition. This diverse, mostly a cappella program highlights many of America's most beloved choral composers, including William Billings, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Randall Thompson, Morten Lauridsen, and Eric Whitacre, and features favorite spiritual, folk song, and hymn arrangements by Alice Parker, Moses Hogan, Ryan Brandau and others. The Princeton Pro Musica Chamber Choir will present local composer John Cavallaro's setting of "I Would Live in Your Love."
Conductor Ryan James Brandau is currently the Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica and the Monmouth Civic Chorus. Prior to his current positions, he was Artistic Director of the Santa Clara Chorale, Director of Choral Activities at Santa Clara University, and interim Artistic Director of Musae. He remains active as a choral arranger, composer, and clinician, and his arrangements and compositions have been performed by choral ensembles worldwide. Dr. Brandau received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the Yale School of Music. He also attended the University of Cambridge in the UK as a Gates Scholar, earning an MPhil in historical musicology. He received his B.A. in music from Princeton University.
Tickets for the May 19 concert are available via online ordering at any time on the Princeton Pro Musica website www.princetonpromusica.org, or by telephone (609) 683-5122. Ticket prices are $55, $42, $25. Student tickets for $10 are available at the door with a valid student ID. A 20% discount is available for advance sale for groups of 10 or more people; contact Mary at (609) 683-5122 to place an order for a group sale.