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The Princeton High School Choir Presents Schubertiade: A Viennese Salon Experience
October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$5 – $10
The Princeton High School Choir will present a Schubertiade, or a night of the music of Schubert inspired in the style of an intimate Viennese salon. In addition to Schubert’s famous lieder and choral music, there will be dancing to his solo piano works and excerpts of plays from his contemporaries. Proceeds to benefit the choir’s upcoming tour to Budapest and Vienna, the home of Schubert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
The Princeton High School Choir has performed extensively in North America and Europe, touring as representatives of Princeton, New Jersey, one of America’s most distinguished communities. One of five performing ensembles, the 85 members of the choir are selected after careful audition of nearly 250 voices in the high school’s choral program.
The choir has toured to Ljubljana, Slovenia and Padova, Verona and Venice, Italy (2013), Barcelona and Catalonia (2011), Sweden (2007), Prague and Dresden (2005), Budapest and Vienna (2003), Russia and Germany (2001), performing in St. Petersburg, Novgorod, and Berlin, including a performance of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion in Berlin’s Schauspielhaus. The choir was also invited to perform for the 850th anniversary of the city of Moscow in 1997, and additional performances on this trip were in St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl.
The choir has collaborated with many notable composers, conductors and guest clinicians and is featured every December with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, members of the Princeton High School Choir sand choruses from Henry Purcell’s King Arthur with the Dryden Ensemble of Princeton. In 1963, Gian Carlo Menotti invited the choir to perform at his Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Maurice Duruflé conducted the choir in a performance of his Requiem in 1971, and Zoltán Kodály conducted the choir in 1963 for the International Association of Choral Directors in Budapest. Other collaborations have included Vincent Persichetti, singing his Mass for Mixed Voices; Peter Maxwell Davies, premiering his Veni Sancte Spiritus; Roger Sessions, premiering his Mass; and Frank Lewin, premiering and recording his Mass for the Dead in memory of Robert F. Kennedy. Other performances have included ACDA Regional and National Conventions, the White House, and the Washington National Cathedral.