The Princeton Playhouse Choir is a new ensemble housed jointly with the Lewis Center’s Programs in Theater and Music Theater and the Music Department, focusing on repertoire beginning in a broad range of theatrical traditions and expanding into a realm of experimental and innovative music-making. The core of the group’s repertoire is music connected to theater and reimagined for creative ensemble configurations through new arrangements and interdisciplinary collaborations. Playhouse incorporates large and small ensemble singing, a cappella and accompanied singing, vocal solos, dance, spoken word, new music commissions, and collaborative projects with artists across departments to facilitate a vibrant and inclusive rehearsal environment. The Playhouse Choir is directed by Solon Snider.
Playhouse Choir Featured Performances
- Fall 2021 — Princeton Playhouse Choir performed selections from the world premiere of Georgia Stitt’s new oratorio, The Circling Universe, through collaboration with the Princeton Atelier
- Spring 2022 — The spring concert on April 30 explored songs from both commonly performed and under appreciated musical theater repertoire. View the spring concert program
Playhouse Choir Sample Repertoire
- “Opening Up” from Waitress (Sara Bareilles)
- “Beautiful City” from Godspell (Stephen Schwartz)
- “Soon as I Get Home” from The Wiz (Charlie Smalls)
- “Fine and Dandy” from Fine and Dandy (Kay Swift and Paul James)
- “Love Will Find a Way” from Shuffle Along (Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle)
- “They Say It’s Wonderful” from Annie Get Your Gun (Irving Berlin)
- “Sunday” from Sunday in the Park with George (Stephen Sondheim)
- Selections from “The Circling Universe,” a new oratorio by Georgia Stitt
How to Participate
Princeton Playhouse Choir serves students with a broad range of musical backgrounds and interests and offers the opportunity for a wide range of student leadership experiences. Members of the Playhouse Choir rehearse twice a week and are eligible for subsidized voice lessons through the Music Department. If you’re interested in joining the choir as a singer or collaborating with the group as an instrumentalist, please email Solon Snider at email@example.com to learn more.