Press Releases & News Updates
Steven Sametz’s “A Child’s Requiem” has been highlighted once again on the CBS Evening News. Find the story and video here: http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/composer-honors-sandy-hook-victims-with-a-childs-requiem/
Our Artistic Director, Steven Sametz, was featured on the “CBS Evening News” regarding his commission to write a new work about the Newtown, CT tragedy. See the story and video here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-requiem-of-hope-for-the-victims-of-newtown/
On Saturday, April 6th, The Princeton Singers and Artistic Director Steven Sametz present For Those We Love, a performance featuring the works of Bach, Brahms and the premiere of Steven Sametz’s new work for The Princeton Singers, No More Wars (A Letter for Sarah) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
On Saturday, December 1, The Princeton Singers and Artistic Director Steven Sametz return for their popular holiday concert, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at a new location, Trinity Church in Princeton. This crowd-pleasing presentation features music complementing Dylan Thomas’s classic Christmas story of misrule and mayhem in the life of a country boy at Christmas. Music will include traditional holiday favorites and carols. Special Guest Narrator Congressman Rush Holt will narrate this lively, nostalgic story. This program is recommended for children ages 10 and up.
On Saturday, May 12, at 8:00pm, The Princeton Singers, along with guest artist Princeton Girlchoir, present a rich repertoire devoted to mothers everywhere. Members of The Princeton Singers take on operatic and solo literature by Elgar, DuParc, Strauss, and Offenbach with choral works ranging from For the Mothers of Brazil to Blues in the Night. Princeton Girlchoir performs A Cossack Lullaby, Queen Jane, and Music in My Mother’s House.
On Saturday, December 3, The Princeton Singers and Artistic Director Steven Sametz return for their popular holiday concert, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton. This crowd-pleasing presentation features music complementing Dylan Thomas’s classic Christmas story of misrule and mayhem in the life of a country boy at Christmas. Music will include traditional holiday favorites and carols. The Reverend David Davis of Nassau Presbyterian Church will return as the narrator of this lively, nostalgic story. This program is recommended for children ages 12 and up.
Fresh from a triumphant 25th anniversary season, The Princeton Singers will break into their next quarter-century by exploring musical moments both revolutionary and evolutionary. [R]evolutions will examine pivotal works by major trend-setters of the western choral tradition. The versatile Singers will begin with Johann Sebastian Bach’s motet for double choir, “Singet dem Herrn,” representing the ultimate in German Baroque counterpoint, evolving to the revolutionary work of Arnold Schoenberg, whose “Friede auf Erden” paved the way for atonalism. Two world premieres will cap the program. The Singers are privileged to present “In the Last Days” by Edward Cone, influential musicologist, eloquent composer, and member of the Princeton University faculty from 1946 to 2004. In addition, audience members will hear for the first time Steven Sametz’s “The Twenty-ninth Bather,” a setting of wistful lines from Walt Whitman’s iconoclastic “Leaves of Grass.” At the concert, economist, best-selling author and television personality Jerry Goodman, also known as Adam Smith, will make his conducting debut with Vaughan Williams’ hymn “God Be With You.” The concert will be held at Trinity Church in Princeton, at 8:00 pm on Friday, October 16, 2009.
The Princeton Singers will be featured on WWFM’s “Sounds Choral” radio program with Marjorie Herman on Sunday, September 27.
The Princeton Singers are thrilled to announce their 25th Anniversary season. This year, we will feature four programs that will include favorite repertoire from seasons past as well as a special 25th Anniversary celestial theme of “Reaching for the Stars” – all programs will include pieces focused on the sun, moon or stars. Our season kicks off with our annual concert at the Princeton University Art Museum on October 24th and 25th. Tickets usually sell out fast, so get yours today!
The Princeton Singers announces their 2007-2008 season schedule. The season kicks off with a beautiful and intriguing performance at the Princeton University Art Museum in conjunction with a photography exhibit of Indian women by Fazal Sheikh. The Princeton Performance Series will return this year with three concerts at the Johnson Education Center beginning on December 1st with a holiday concert. And on December 15, we bring back our popular, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, this time performing in the beautiful Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton.
The Princeton Singers are pleased to welcome Amy Schaefer as new Executive Director of the organization. Ms. Schaefer brings a great deal of non-profit and arts management experience, most recently as Director of Community Relations and Diversity at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked in fundraising, special events and consulting roles for other organizations such as National Audubon Society, Women In Need and Cusack Care Center. Ms. Schaefer is excited to assist The Princeton Singers in reaching its goals of increasing the number of performances, identifying additional funding, and creating more of a community presence.
Join us for our fourth annual Valentine’s concert, “Night & Day” on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 pm. Seating at the Johnson Education Center is limited, so please reserve your tickets early as this concert will surely sell out. Love through the ages will be celebrated in musical offerings from the Renaissance through contemporary favorites.
Performing for the first time in our new Princeton home at the Johnson Education Center at D&R Greenway Land Trust, The Princeton Singers welcome The Reverend David A. Davis as narrator for our presentation of Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”. Performance to begin at 4:30 pm.
The Princeton Singers open our 23rd season at The Princeton University Art Museum on Sunday, November 5th at 5:30 pm. Complementing the museum’s exhibition, Pietro da Cortona’s Saint Martina Refuses to Adore the Idols, The Princeton Singers will present music from the Golden Age of Polyphony with a little Italian flare. Music of Palestrina, Pizzetti and others will be featured in this inspiring concert setting. Tickets available in the museum shop.
The Princeton Singers have a new Princeton home at the Johnson Education Center at D&R Greenway Land Trust. In addition to this new home, we are announcing our first ever “Princeton Performance Series” – for which we are now offering season subscription packages at reduced ticket rates.
The Princeton Singers announces new online retail partnerships to expand CD sales. While you may order any CD directly from us, you may now also purchase select titles from these fine online re-sellers: A-Cappella.com, CD Baby, Collegium USA, Primarily A Cappella. And if you live in Tampa, FL, please stop by Head’s House of Music to browse their selection of Princeton Singers titles. We are working to expand this list, so check back for the announcement of additional partners.
The Princeton Singers celebrates twenty years of music-making with a special concert and world premiere by Steven Sametz.
The Princeton Singers commissions two new works by American composers in celebration of its 20th Annivesary Season.