Six things to do in the Princeton area on Sunday, Nov. 7

In-person concerts are back in the Princeton area. Sunday events include several musical performances in Princeton and Trenton. Trinity Church in Princeton will host a Requiem Mass for Those Lost During the Pandemic on Sunday evening.

“We wanted to do something to mark our collective experience over the past 20 months,” said the Rev. Kara Slade. “We also realized how many people we have lost in the nation, in New Jersey, in our own community to the pandemic – people who have died and also people who are part of Trinity Church who died during that time period that we weren’t able to mourn fully because we were limited in size for funerals. We wanted to have a service for the parish but also for the entire community to recognize who we have lost, and also what we have lost over the course of the pandemic. What better time to do that than at the Feast of All Saints, when our minds turn to all those who have gone before us?”

Requiem services are common each year to commemorate the Feast of All Saints. Leaders at Trinity Church, which is known for its strong music programs, wanted to have a special requiem mass this year and make it a community event to help people process their experieces during the pandemic. “We extend a warm invitation to entire Princeton area community to join us,” Slade said, noting that people should come at they are. Casual attire and jeans are welcome. The event is free. The mass setting will be the Fauré Requiem in D Minor, featuring the choirs of Trinity Church. The Rev. Slade will preach. 5 p.m., Trinity Church Princeton, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton.

Every Sunday during the month of November, carillonneur Lisa Lonie will feature music from your home country as part of the Princeton University Carillon Concerts “Music That Takes You Home” series in celebration of Princeton’s highest diversified graduate class. Concerts are at 1 p.m., rain or shine, at the Cleveland Carillon Bell Tower at the Graduate College at Princeton University. Email your requests to Lonie for the month by Nov. 12 to

The Hopewell Theater presents Who Will Start Another Fire, featuring nine films by emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities around the world plus a director Q&A with Jermaine Manigault, Emily Packer, and Lesley Steele. 2 p.m., 5 South Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell. Tickets $20.

In honor of veterans, the New Jersey Yoth Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Symphony present Together We Celebrate! “An American Salute” Honoring Our Veterans. The concert will honor veterans with music by American composers including Bernstein, Coleridge-Taylor, Hailstork, Gould, and more. Come and sing along to the “Armed Forces Medley” and “America the Beautiful!” The patriotic concert features Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait narrated by Diana Solomon-Glover. George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra. Diana Solomon-Glover, Narrator. Simon Lipskar, Conductor of NJYS Youth Orchestra. Helen H. Cha-Pyo, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. Tickets are $20 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors, and free for all veterans. 3 p.m., Trenton War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Trenton. Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. Use code VET2021 for free tickets.

McCarter Theatre presents the first of three National Geographic Live shows: Secrets of the Whales. Dive deep into the groundbreaking science of whale families — and their startlingly human parallels — through the awe-inspiring work of celebrated National Geographic explorer and photographer Brian Skerry. 3 p.m.,  McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton.

The Princeton Pro Music Welcome Back Concert will will feature music by Brahms, Hogan Lauridsen, Rutter, Hagenberg, and more, performed in the majestic Trinity Cathedral of Trenton. Special “welcome back to live music” general admission pricing. 4 p.m., Trinity Cathedral, 801 West State Street, Trenton. Click here for tickets and COVID-19 safety protocols.

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