On August 8th, Albany Pro Musica will begin their 41st season of live music, which will also be their first show since the COVID-19 pandemic began. There is something for everyone this season, ranging from Broadway to Brahms.
Albany Pro Musica is a choral ensemble known for its ability to conquer all genres of music with distinction. It was founded in 1981 by a professor at the University of Albany that believed there was need for community musicians to get the opportunity to perform professionally. APM attracts audiences from all over the world with their diverse, bold musical projects.
Their 41st season starts off strong, with a performance of musical theater favorites, including “Aquarius”/“Let the Sunshine In” from Hair; “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music; and a medley of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s best Broadway tunes. The Park Playhouse in Albany’s Washington Park will allow for distanced outdoor seating to ensure the safety of our patrons and singers.
On October 24th, APM will perform “Let’s Talk About Love,” which is exactly what the title describes it as — the ensemble will feature various compositions bout love, ranging from heartache to platonic and romantic love to sacred, intimate love. The concert will be held at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and will commence at 3pm.
On December 19th, APM will perform one of its most popular shows, their Christmas special. It is a holiday tradition for many, designed to inspire and celebrate through the power of music. Framed by Lauridsen’s mesmerizing O Magnum Mysterium and The Many Moods of Christmas Suite, this performance will also feature the premiere of a new work for chorus, orchestra, and baritone, written and performed by APM’s composer-in-residence Bradley Ellingboe. The show will be performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
On March 6th, 2022, Albany Pro Musica will indulge in Rachmaninoff’s magnificent “All Night Vigil,” often referred to as “Vespers.” It is one of the most celebrated choral works in history and is noted for its beautiful spirituality. It will also be performed at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
The closing show for the 41st season of Albany Pro Musica will be Brahms’ Human Requiem on May 8th, 2022. Unlike traditional requiem masses, this piece focuses on the living, beginning with the second Beatitude: “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” The performance will be a tribute to all the lives lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide comfort for those who lost loved ones during this time. It is the most beautiful and precious way to finish off a highly anticipated, meaningful 41st season for Albany Pro Musica.
Tickets for and more information regarding this concert series can be found here!