Sing 'n' Joy Princeton 2019

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Building bridges through choral music.....Interkultur and Westminster Choir College of Rider University welcome more than 500 choral singers from North America and Asia to participate in the second Sing ‘n’ Joy Princeton International Choral Festival and Competition.  The public is invited to observe competition sessions, a worskhop and Friendship Concerts at no charge.  Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additionally, Westminster Kantorei will present a special performance at the Princeton University Chapel as part of the Festival on Friday, February 15.  Details and ticket information are below.

Thank you to the Princeton Regional Schools for their support of this event.

Public Events

For competition performances, entry and exit is restricted to program breaks. 


3 p.m. – Workshop with Shireen Abu-Khader
Hala – Songs of welcome, love night and dance from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan
Conductor Shireen Abu-Khader from Jordan takes participants on a musical journey through the  Levant.  Hoping to capture the beauty of the spirit that lies within the music with everyone, participants will experience intricate rhythm structures, simple melodic phrases and Arabic language vocals. 
Princeton High School Performing Arts Center - Trego Biancosino Hall
Free Admission

7:30 p.m.  Westminster Kantorei Concert
Westminster Kantorei, conducted by Amanda Quist ,will perform a varied program titled Lily Among Thorns.  The program includes movements of Palestrina's Missa Sicut Lilium Inter Spinas, works by J. S. Bach and Allegri along with modern selections.
Princeton University Chapel
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students
Box Office:  609-921-2663


11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. - Competition Performances

  • Children’s Choirs

Princeton High School Performing Arts Center - Trego Biancosino Hall

4:30 – 6:45 p.m.- Competition Performances

  • Mixed Choirs with Difficulty 1
  • Sacred Choral Music
  • Youth Choirs of Mixed Voices

Bristol Chapel – Westminster Choir College

8 p.m. Friendship Concert - Princeton United Methodist Church, Princeton

  • Yubei Experimental Primary School Do Re Mi Chorus (Chongqing, China)
  • Forever Praise (Westmont, IL)
  • Les Voix Boréales (Laval, Canada)
  • Ningbo Children’s Choir (Ningbo, China)


2 p.m.  - Friendship Concert - Princeton United Methodist Church

  • Forever Praise (Westmont, IL)
  • St. Cecelia Girls’ Choir (Milpitas, CA)
  • Firefly Children’s Chorus (Chongqing, China)
  • Noe Middle School Tour Choir (Louisville, KY)

7 p.m.- Competition for the Grand Prize - Sing'n'Joy Princeton 2019 & Award Ceremony
Princeton High School Performing Arts Center - Trego Biancosino Hall
Limited Seating


Participating Ensembles
Firefly Children's Chorus, Chongqing, China
Forever Praise, Westmont, IL
John P. Stevens High School A Cappella Choir, Edison, NJ
John P. Stevens High School Chamber Choir, Edison, NJ
Les Voix Boréales, Laval, Canada
Liberty North High School Concert Choir, Liberty, MO
Liberty North High School Chamber Choir, Liberty, MO
Ningbo Children's Choir, Ningbo, China
Noe Middle School Touring Choir, Louisville, KY
St. Cecilia Girls' Choir, Milpitas, CA
Takoma Academy Chorale, Takoma Park, MD
Vassar College Majors, Poughkeepsie
Yubei Experimental Primary School Do Re Mi Chorus, Chongqing, China


Ticket Information 

Free Admission for all listed events, except for Westminster Kantorei's concert on Friday, February 15. 
Purchase tickets here or at the door.

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