The Princeton Singers

Sametz: A Child’s Requiem


Princeton Meadows Church & Event Center

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00PM

$25 adults/$10 students


Artistic Director Steven Sametz recently won the prestigious Sackler Music Composition Prize. The resulting commissioned work, “A Child’s Requiem,” is a 45–minute oratorio for children’s chorus, adult choir, three soloists and chamber orchestra. Sametz, a native of Connecticut, wrote the work in memory of the children and administrators who were slain in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  In creating “A Child’s Requiem,” Sametz reached out to elementary schools across the country to collect children’s responses to tragedy and loss. Children’s writings combine with poetry of Emerson, Dickinson, and H.D. to create a powerful libretto about the effect on children of violence in our culture.


The Princeton Singers presents the New Jersey premiere of this prize-winning work under the baton of the composer in collaboration with The Princeton Girlchoir and an international cast of soloists.  The evening will begin with Ralph Vaughan Williams’ rapturously beautiful “Serenade to Music” for sixteen soloists, chorus and orchestra.



The artistry of The Princeton Singers has inspired and thrilled audiences for almost three decades. A professional vocal ensemble based in central New Jersey, we bring to life a broad range of repertoire from medieval to modern. Critics and audience members have hailed our "subtlely-nuanced phrasing" and "flowing choral tone." You can be a part of the magic of our music. Learn more through the links at the top of this page, or call us at (866) 846-SING.


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