September 7, 2022

Princeton Pro Musica Presents Season of Choral Masterworks

CHORAL MASTERWORKS: Shown here at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium, Princeton Pro Musica will be back this season with some of the best-known works for chorus and orchestra.

In celebration of 10 years with Princeton Pro Musica (PPM), Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau has programmed a season of choral works, beginning October 23 at 4 p.m.

The 2022-2023 season features some of the greatest works ever written for chorus and orchestra, such as Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. Additional works are by Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, alongside new arrangements by Brandau himself.

In the Brahms work on October 23, held at Richardson Auditorium, soprano Emily Donato and bass-baritone William Socolof, prize winners in the Lyndon Woodside Solo-Oratorio Competition, will be soloists.

PPM’s holiday concert is December 11 at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium. “A Feast of Carols” will include favorite movements of Handel’s Messiah, the Christmas music of J. S. Bach, and selections from Margaret Bonds’ Ballad of the Brown King and her Go Tell it on the Mountain, along with a medley of favorite classic carols and holiday songs.

On March 19 at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, PPM will collaborate with soloists and the Baroque orchestra La Fiocco for Bach’s The St. John Passion. PPM moves to Princeton University Chapel for a concert May 6 at 4 p.m. “Lux Aeterna: Celebrating Morten Laurdisen at 80.” The program also includes Shawn Kirchner’s Heavenly Home, and Florence Price’s Suite for Organ, featuring Princeton University Organist Eric Plutz.

Subscriptions are available now, and single tickets will be available beginning September 12. Visit