The Princeton Singers’ early years were devoted to works of the English Cathedral style under the baton of founding director John Bertalot. Since his appointment as Artistic Director in 1998, composer-conductor Steven Sametz has expanded the group’s repertoire to range from medieval to modern, including gospel, jazz, and popular song. Each program is expertly crafted by Dr. Sametz, sometimes around a theme proposed by a presenter, as is true of our popular concerts at the Princeton University Art Museum.  Below is the repertoire from our 2009-10 season:

  • Wie sich ein Vat’r erbarmet, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Motet BWV 225), J.S. Bach
  • Abendlied, Op. 69, No. 3, Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
  • Friede auf Erden, Op. 13 (1907), Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)
  • God Be With You Till We Meet Again, R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
  • Beati quorum via, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
  • In the Last Days (premiere), Edward T. Cone (1917-2004)
  • A Boy and A Girl, Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
  • The Twenty-ninth Bather, Steven Sametz (b. 1954)
  • Shenandoah, American Folksong, arr. Sametz
  • La Villanella, Italian Folksong, arr. Sametz
  • Dona nobis pacem, Anonymous
  • Ave Maria, Franz Biebl (1906-2001)
  • Petit Chant de Noël, (premiere), Edward T. Cone
  • In The Bleak Midwinter, Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
  • Wassail!, Traditional English Carol, arr. Quigley
  • No Sad Thoughts His Soul Affright, R. Vaughan Williams
  • March from “The Nutcracker”, Peter Ilyich Tchaichovsky, arr. Sametz
  • O The Beautiful Story, G.C.E. Riley
  • The Boar’s Head Carol, Traditional English Carol
  • Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, Leon Jessel, arr. Funk
  • Wassail Song, Gustav Holst
  • Christmas is Coming, Traditional English Carol, arr. Walter
  • A Welsh Lullaby, Traditional Welsh, arr. K. Lee Scott (b.1950)
  • Deck the Halls, Traditional Welsh Carol, arr. Sametz
  • Le lay de la fonteine, Guillaume de Machaut (c.1300 – 1377)
  • Vergene bella, Guillaume Dufay (1397 – 1474)
  • Planctus, Peter Abélard (1079-1142)
  • Ave Maria, Francesco de Layolle (1492 – c.1540)
  • Alma redemptoris Mater, Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410 – 1497)
  • La guerre, Clément Janequin (c.1485 – 1558)
  • Not an end of loving, (preview) Steven Sametz
  • Trois chansons, Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

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