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Bach's St. John Passion with Princeton Pro Musica on this Week's Friday Night Broadcast.

Ryan Brandau leads Princeton Pro Musica and the ensemble La Fiocco this Friday (4/7 at 8 pm) in one of JS Bach's masterpieces.

For Good Friday, The Classical Network in Concert presents a period instrument performance of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion by Princeton Pro Musica and La Fiocco. The concert took place last month at Richardson Auditorium and features soloists tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, baritone Will Doreza, baritone Jesse Blumberg, soprano Madeline Apple Healey, contralto Robin Bier and tenor Eric Finbarr Carey.

David Osenberg is WWFM Partnership Manager, WWFM Music Director, Afternoon Host, and Host of award-winning Cadenza.
Ryan James Brandau brings to the podium broad experience conducting a variety of choral and orchestral ensembles. He is the Artistic Director of the Amor Artis, a 35-voice chamber chorus and orchestra in New York City. He is also the Artistic Director of Princeton Pro Musica and the Monmouth Civic Chorus. In addition, Dr. Brandau serves on the faculty of Westminster Choir College, where he has prepared the Westminster Symphonic Choir for performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Formerly, he was Director of Choral Activities at Santa Clara University and Artistic Director of the Santa Clara Chorale and Choirmaster of the acclaimed all-professional choir of Christ Church, New Haven. He has worked with a variety of other professional, community, collegiate, children’s and church ensembles. As a professional singer, Ryan has been heard with ensembles in the US, Europe, and Asia, including the American Bach Soloists, the Choir of King’s College Cambridge, the Arcadia Players, Yale Schola Cantorum, and the Choir of Clare College Cambridge. He remains active as a choral arranger, composer, and clinician. His arrangements and compositions have been featured by choral ensembles across the globe.