Members of the community gather for the common and joyful enterprise of making music, to sing through (for their own pleasure) the great works in choral literature, with chorus, orchestra, and soloists as the works require. A semi-professional orchestra is assembled and professional soloists arranged for, as each work requires. The sessions are always conducted by professional conductors.

The meetings are informal readings in which any musically interested person may join the chorus. There are no auditions and no separate rehearsals, except for a one-hour chorus rehearsal for the annual Gilbert and Sullivan session. Conductors usually do some preparation with the chorus before the sing-through. This varies from minimal snippets for well-known pieces to a complete review for unfamiliar works. Scores are provided.

Sessions begin at 4:00pm (3:00pm for Gilbert & Sullivan) and finish by 6:30pm, with a refreshments break in the middle serving tea, coffee, and snacks. We meet at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Rd., Princeton, NJ.

Chris Loeffler leading PSMA chorus, orchestra, and guests soloists in the Mozart Requiem on Oct. 15, 2017.

2021-2022 Season

October 17, 2021 – CANCELLED – Faure, Requiem & Cantique de Jean Racine
Conductor: Alicia Brozovich
February 13, 2022 – Handel, Judas Maccabeus
Conductor: Greg Geehern
November 14, 2021 – Mendelssohn, Elijah
Conductor: Chris Loeffler
March 13, 2022 – Rutter, Requiem & Vivaldi, Gloria
Conductor: Tom Shelton
December 19, 2021 – Handel, Messiah
Conductor: Alicia Brozovich
April 3, 2022 – Brahms, Requiem
Conductor: Heather Mitchell
January 23, 2021 – Gilbert & Sullivan, The Sorcerer
Conductor: Lee Milhous

Please check back to this webpage and our Facebook page for updates.


Our dates are chosen to avoid conflicts with other musical organizations in the Princeton area to the extent possible, and we regret those conflicts that do happen. For a list of other local organizations that welcome participation from amateur musicians, see our list of area musical groups.