Passing the baton with Brahms: Lyn Ransom

Princeton UMC has been blessed with wonderful music directors; Lyn Ransom held that post 30 years ago, in the same time period that she founded the VOICES chorale. After 30 years she is retiring from VOICES; she will direct the Brahms Requiem with the Riverside Symphonia on Friday, June 16, at 8 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium.

Also on the program is Randall Thompson’s Frostiana. Soloists include Rochelle Ellis, soprano, and Mischa Bouvier, baritone.

The choristers from Voices were kind enough to sing (excerpt here) at the memorial service for Lynn Hight, who with her husband Bill was a charter member.

The Brahms is “deeply spiritually based in me,” she told Anthony Stoeckert for an article in the Packet. “I’ve just loved this piece and I’ve identified with it.”

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