Albany Pro Musica is celebrating 40 years as the preeminent choral ensemble in the Capital Region. Building on a legacy of excellence, APM embraces ambitious programming, prestigious national and international collaborations, civic and educational engagement, and a bold vision for the future.
Our 40th anniversary season is entirely virtual, and features the high level of artistry and creativity you love about APM, new compositions, educational programming, and more. Click here for a printable season overview!
Support for our 40th anniversary season comes from our marquee season underwriters
Sherley Hannay | George & Christine Hearst | Ellen Jabbur | Chet & Karen Opalka
additional support provided by
October 18, 2020 at 4:30pm | Virtual & WMHT-TV
A Capital Region Renaissance
Albany Pro Musica presents “A Capital Region Renaissance”
Albany Pro Musica opened our 40th anniversary season with a virtual concert of Renaissance music, featuring small ensembles in some of the Capital Region’s most iconic locations. This concert of English love madrigals also includes the world premiere of a Neo-Renaissance composition from APM’s Honorary Composer-in-Residence and commentary by regional community leaders on the role of the arts in the Capital Region’s local renaissance.
“A Capital Region Renaissance” premiered on Sunday, October 18 at 4:30pm on WMHT-TV, wmht.org, Facebook, YouTube, and the PBS App. The partnership between Albany Pro Musica and WMHT allows for extensive access to this memorable concert and so much more. “A Capital Region Renaissance” remains freely available on-demand on wmht.org and the PBS App following the premiere.
Prefer to listen over the radio? You can also listen to the program on Classical WMHT-FM’s weekly feature, Radio Pro Musica, on Sunday, October 25 at 5pm on 89.1/88.7, wmht.org, or on the Classical WMHT-FM App.
Click HERE for a detailed concert program that you can read as you enjoy the concert!
December 2020 | Virtual
The Best of the Many Moods of Christmas
Albany Pro Musica presents “The Best of the Many Moods of Christmas”
A favorite holiday tradition for families across the Capital Region, this concert will inspire, celebrate, and unite us in the spirit of the season. This concert will feature favorites from APM’s recent holiday performances, including the unforgettable voice of renowned tenor Rafael Davila and the world premiere of Steve Murray’s Christmas at Sea. This concert will include a behind-the-scenes conversation with Davila and APM’s Opalka Family Artistic Director, José Daniel Flores-Caraballo.
Support for this program comes from
March 2021 | Virtual
Celtic Dreams…How Can I Keep from Singing?
Albany Pro Musica presents“Celtic Dreams…How Can I Keep from Singing?”
The Musicians of Ma’alwyck partner with Albany Pro Musica in a concert featuring traditional Celtic and folk favorites arranged for small ensembles. The concert will include commentary by local experts and authors about the artistic and economic legacy, in the Capital Region and beyond, of immigrants from Ireland and across the British Isles.
Support for this program comes from
May 2021 | Virtual & WMHT-TV
Albany Pro Musica presents “From Despair…Light!”
Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin
As our world emerges from the tragedy that the COVID-19 pandemic has shrouded us in, Albany Pro Musica will take you on an emotional journey from fear, conflict, and death to joy, peace, love, and redemption. This concert will feature the world premiere of The Old Oak Tree, a newly commissioned piece by APM’s Composer-in-Residence, Bradley Ellingboe, as well as compositions by Morten Lauridsen, Arvo Pärt, Eric Whitacre, Jake Runestad, Gabriel Fauré, and Steve Murray.