GREGORY GEEHERN, CONDUCTOR
The Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra and Chorus come together in a magnificent concert of Handel, this year performed in the exquisite Mayo Concert Hall at The College of New Jersey.
The ensemble plays and sings in authentic style, following Baroque performance practices. In addition, the orchestra uses period instruments to produce the kind of sound that Handel and his audience would have expected to hear.
The 2020 Baroque concert series is generously underwritten by
Concertists [Leaders]: Nancy Lifland, Sarah Ringer
Ripienists [Ensemble members]: Marcia Atcheson, Jane DeLung, Katherine Dresdner, Deborah Herman, Costa Papastephanou, Raymond Perez, Richard Tang Yuk, Jeffrey Tener, Diane Uniman, Benedikt von Schröder
Gregory Geehern is a young conductor acclaimed for using creativity and innovation to bring choral music to a new generation of audiences. A multi-talented choral conductor, pianist, baritone/tenor and scholar, Dr. Geehern has been called a “gifted new presence” for his work with full choirs, opera choruses and chamber ensembles in repertoire from the Middle Ages to the present day.
For The Princeton Festival, Dr. Geehern is the year-round Assistant to the Princeton Festival Artistic Director and has served as assistant conductor and chorus master of John Adams’s Nixon in China, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, and many more. He is currently a member of the artistic team preparing the festival’s 2020 production of Verdi’s La Traviata.