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HANDEL'S MESSIAH - Princeton Pro Musica** - Dec 6, 2009, 3:00 PM
Trenton, NJ

Now in its thirty-first season performing choral masterworks, Princeton Pro Musica first performed Messiah in 1982, at the War Memorial. Since then, these acclaimed Messiah performances have become a Central New Jersey tradition.  Slade comments, “We are always delighted to perform in the wonderful space at Patriots Theater.”

Julianne Baird has been called “the model” for Messiah soloists, and “one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation has produced,” by James R. Oestrich in the New York Times.  Ms. Baird has been featured with all of the major early music groups in the country, including the Waverly Consort and Concert Royale.  She has been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. She has made over 100 recordings on Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Newport Classics, and Dorian, including a solo CD called, “Glorious Handel.”   The New York Philharmonic includes her in its commemorative box of a century of recording.

Alyson Harvey has appeared with Tempesta di Mare, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, The Berkshire Bach Society, and The Philadelphia Singers.  She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Masterwork Chorus of NJ, and appeared with them again in their 50th Anniversary concert of the Bach B minor Mass.

Scott Murphree is a distinguished singer of the concert, recital, and opera stage. He won high praise in his Messiah performance with the Oratorio Society of New York, and in Handel’s Saul the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York.  His recent engagements include the Utah Opera, Opera Delaware, and Bach cantatas with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Since debuting at New York City Opera debut as Masetto in Don Giovanni in 2002, Matthew Burns has been a frequent guest with the company, singing such roles as George in Of Mice and Men, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, Marco in Gianni Schicchi and others.  Mr. Burns has also sung leading roles with Wolf Trap Opera including the title role in Mozart’s Impresario and Bartolo in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. 

The War Memorial is a barrier-free facility.  Persons requiring special assistance or accommodations are asked to contact Princeton Pro Musica two weeks in advance of an event to alert staff to any special needs. Call 609.683.5122 with any questions or requests for special assistance. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs at any time. 

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Princeton Pro Musica is a recipient of a grant from the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Princeton Pro Musica exists to perform choral masterworks and other works of the choral literature with energy, passion, and uncompromising artistic excellence.  We believe in the power of choral music to uplift and transform present and future audiences, performers, and communities.

**The Princeton Pro Musica is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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December 18 2017
Dec-18-2017
Riverview Early Music* presents The Riverview Consort in a program entitled "Now Winter Nights: Carols by Candlelight," a delightful performance of Christmas favorites and forgotten gems in the magical acoustic of the 1867 Sanctuary. The Riverview Consort (Abigail Chapman, soprano, John Burkhalter, recorders, and John Lacombe, lutes, will take your breath away with hauntingly beautiful melodies from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as delicate arrangements of more modern favorites. From familiar tunes like "What Child is This?" (originally the lute-song "Greensleeves") to lesser known songs like "Now Winter Nights" (originally published in 1617, but possibly your new favorite holiday song), this sublime evening in the candlelit 1867 Sanctuary is sure to be the perfect escape from seasonal hustle and bustle.  Enjoy a sample of their music at 

Monday, December 18, 2017, 8 PM at the 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ.  General Admission $20; $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary; $5 for  students with ID.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $15 per person.  Tickets can be purchased online (click here), reserved at the box office (cash, check or credit card) by calling 609-392-6409 or by emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org, or at the door (as space permits).

*Riverview Early Music is a member of the Guild for Early Music.




 
January 22 2018
Jan-22-2018
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society’s monthly playing session on Monday, January 22, 2018, 7-9 P.M with esteemed guest conductor Robert Butts. Please arrive at 6:30 with your instruments and music stand to set up in the Parlor Room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Ave., Highland Park, NJ. Free parking in back of the church reached via Magnolia Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. ADA handicapped accessible. 

This session is FREE to first timers and members. Please click below on on "read more about this event" for information about the Highland Park Recorder Society, future playing sessions and on our guest conductor.
 
March 17 2018
Mar-17-2018
Join La Fiocco* for a performance of music of the Italian high and late baroque, featuring guest artist Sarah Davol, baroque oboe, with Claire Smith Bermingham & Jeremy Rhizor, baroque violins, Dan McCarthy, baroque violin & viola, Anneke Schaul-Yoder, baroque cello, Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord, & artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, recorder & harpsichord.  

Featuring the Oboe Concerto in D minor of Tomaso Albinoni (Op. 9 No. 2), the Concerto in C Major (RV 87) for Recorder, Oboe, and Continuo of Antonio Vivaldi, and the Sonata for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in G minor of Petrus Brehy, a northern composer inspired by the music of Italy.  

Saturday, March 17th, 7:30 PM 
All Saints Episcopal Church 
16 All Saints Road 
(off of Terhune Rd. / Van Dyke Rd.) 
Princeton, NJ 08540

$25 general audience, $10 students, free for 12 & under.
Cash/check at the door or click here to purchase tickets online. 

*La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.


 
March 18 2018
Mar-18-2018
Join La Fiocco* for a performance of music of the Italian high and late baroque, featuring guest artist Sarah Davol, baroque oboe, with Claire Smith Bermingham & Jeremy Rhizor, baroque violins, Dan McCarthy, baroque violin & viola, Anneke Schaul-Yoder, baroque cello, Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord, & artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, recorder & harpsichord.  

Featuring the Oboe Concerto in D minor of Tomaso Albinoni (Op. 9 No. 2), the Concerto in C Major (RV 87) for Recorder, Oboe, and Continuo of Antonio Vivaldi, and the Sonata for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in G minor of Petrus Brehy, a northern composer inspired by the music of Italy.  

Saturday, March 18th, 3:00 PM 
Trinity Episcopal Church 
6587 Upper York Road
Solebury, PA 

$25 general audience, $10 students, free for 12 & under.
Cash/check at the door or click here to purchase tickets online. 

*La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.


**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music