It was a musical spring at Princeton, particularly as virtual Reunions appeared on the horizon. Singers who couldn’t gather in person, from the Glee Club to the a cappella groups, instead created socially-distanced videos of their performances.
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Princeton University Chapel Choir
Members and alumni of the Chapel Choir created this virtual performance for this year’s Virtual Alumni Sing. Mack Wilberg arranged the piece “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” and Penna Rose h’17 directed.
In the fall, the University’s Jewish a cappella group, Koleinu, released this performance of “Mahapecha,” by Omer Adam, with an arrangement by Leora Huebner ’19 and Gabe Roth ’20 and solo performances by Jonathan Arking ’24 and Lindsay Getraer ’23.
Christian a cappella group Kindred Spirit, which has members from both Princeton and Westminster Choir College, released this Benediction in early May. Video and editing are by Paul Kim ’23 and Oleg Golev ’22.
The Katzenjammers a cappella singers released a group of songs, including this video of “Old Nassau,” just in time for virtual Reunions. To hear the other four pieces, including “Here Comes the Sun” and “Goin’ Back,” visit the Katzenjammers’ YouTube channel.
To mark what would have been the Nassoons’ 80th Reunion on April 16-18, 2021, the a cappella group released this video of Dua Lipa’s “Don't Start Now.”
In this virtual Reunions event, students and alumni of the Glee Club reflected on the past year and premiered a new virtual recording of “I Reach to Reconcile Us.” The recording starts at about the 49-minute mark.
James Machin ‘71 writes that Peacock Crossing, a band with members from the Classes of ’71 and ’69, prepared this video of one of their favorite Beatles songs, “Here Comes the Sun.” The video was created not with Zoom, but with sophisticated digital audio workstations, he writes.