August 21, 2019

Princeton Pro Musica Plans All-Mozart Concert

41 YEARS OF CHORAL MASTERWORKS: Princeton Pro Musica has been presenting choral works for more than four decades. The chorus has announced its upcoming season. (Photo by Jessi Franko)

Princeton Pro Musica (PPM) will open its 41st season on November 3 at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University with an all-Mozart concert.

The Great Mass in C Minor, his majestic setting of the mass text, will feature soprano soloists Clara Rottsolk, last heard with PPM in the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610; and Molly Netter, in her first appearance with PPM. As a bonus, the orchestra will perform the Clarinet Concerto in A Major with Paschal Archer as soloist.

PPM’s holiday concert will take place on December 15 at 3 p.m. in the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton. PPM will again be joined by the Trenton Children’s Chorus. The features the “Christmas portion” of Messiah by George Frederic Handel alongside Joy to the World, a suite of holiday carols and songs.

On March 15 at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, PPM honors the life and legacy of Anne Frank, 75 years after her death. Annelies by James Whitbourn sets the words of her diary for chorus, soprano, and chamber ensemble to music. Lily Arbisser, a graduate of Princeton University, will be the soloist.

The season concludes Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m., when, PPM will present the program Power and Peace: Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem along with settings of the Te Deum. Margaret Lias, mezzo, will be the soloist for the Durufle. Eric Plutz, Princeton University organist, will be featured as well.

Subscriptions and single tickets are available and can be purchased online at, or by calling the office at (609) 683-5122.