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PHS Choir

Mr. Snyder, Principal
151 Moore Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4280
Fax: 609.806.4281
Guidance: 609.806.4282


Vincent Metallo has distinguished himself in recent years as an eagerly sought after conductor, singer and music educator.  Director of the Princeton High School Choral Department, Mr. Metallo  is the  Music Director of the acclaimed Pennsylvania Girlchoir based in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.  He has held the positions of Chair of the Performing Arts at the Princeton Day School, Artistic Director of the American Boychoir and Assistant Professor of Music at Westminster Choir College, DePauw University, Wellesley College and Lehigh University.

Mr. Metallo has collaborated on numerous performances with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony , Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Collegium, Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Dryden Ensemble of Princeton, NJ; preparing choirs for the world's leading conductors; Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Hans Vonk, John Eliot Gardiner, James Conlon, Christoph Eschenbach, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Andrew Davis , Mariss Jansons and Andre Previn.  Mr. Metallo has toured throughout the United States, US Virgin Islands, Japan, Latvia, Slovenia, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, and Italy for over 700 performances.

Recorded and televised events include Heinrich Biber's Missa Christi Resurgentis with the New York Collegium under the direction of Andrew Parrott; A Ceremony of Carols at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts for Public Radio International; PBS Live from Lincoln Center; A&E's Breakfast with the Arts; The Lost Christmas Eve with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Voice of America, United States Government Program; Prayer Cycle II by Jonathan Elias; Hymns of Heaven and Earth, Dorian Records, Christmas Daybreak with The Crossing Choir of Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Metallo is a member of The Crossing, Vocal Ensemble of Philadelphia, Fuma Sacra of Princeton, NJ and has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival, the New York Collegium, Boston Early Music Festival, Bloomington Early Muic Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Lincoln Center Summer Music Fesival, Brandywine Baroque, St. Ignatius Loyola Church of NYC, the Choir of St. Clements Church of Philadelphia, and the Spoleto Festival of South Carolina and Italy.

A graduate of the Hartt School of Music in Music Education and Vocal Performance and Westminster Choir College in Conducting, Mr. Metallo is certified in Kodaly music pedagogy through the Kodaly Musical Training Institute.

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Sarah Pelletier is Associate Choir Director of the Princeton High School Choir. She performs professionally as a pianist and singer.  

As a pianist, she has accompanied and toured with The American Boychoir and The Westminster Choir, and has served as Musical Director of the Opera Theater of Weston in Vermont.  Ms. Pelletier has been on the faculty at The Walnut Hill School, Emerson College, The Peddie School, and is currently on the Vocal Performing Faculty at Princeton University.

Her singing has been praised by the Boston Globe for possessing “virtues of voice, intelligence and musicianship… with purity of tone and expression”. She has performed as a guest artist at the world’s leading music festivals: the Spoleto Festival USA, Bard Music Festival, Saito Kinen Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival.  Highlights of recent past seasons include a recital at the Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage; Mozart Vesperae Solennes de confessore at Carnegie Hall; performances with New England Philharmonic of Berg’s Wozzeck and Schwantner’s Magabunda; Bach B minor Mass with the San Francisco Bach Choir; the title role in Schumann’s Genoveva and Handel’s Ariodante with Emmanuel Music; and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd with Princeton Festival Opera.  Ms. Pelletier has toured with Maestro Seiji Ozawa to Japan, China, and Italy with performances of Madama Butterfly and Peter Grimes at the Saito Kinen Festival and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.  She has been the recipient of a Vocal Fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Ms. Pelletier has appeared in opera productions with Opera North, Opera Theater of Philadelphia, Princeton Festival Opera, Opera-Aperta of Boston, and the Aldeburgh Festival, UK.  Her operatic roles have included the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte,  Mimí in La Bohème, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lady Billows in Albert Herring.  She has collaborated on these productions with many esteemed conductors and directors such as Seiji Ozawa, David Kneuss, Drew Minter, James Robert Carson, and Craig Smith.

As a concert soloist, she has performed with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Masterwork Chorus and Orchestra, Princeton Pro Musica, and Westminster Community Orchestra of New Jersey. In the Boston area, she has performed with the New England Philharmonic, Cambridge Symphony, Hingham Symphony, Emmanuel Music, Coro Allegro, and New England Classical Singers. Her recent performances have included Brahms’ Requiem, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Requiem and C minor Mass, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, and Handel’s Messiah at the Washington National Cathedral.    

As an advocate of the art-song recital, Ms. Pelletier is a founding member of the Florestan Recital Project, and she has given solo recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Goethe Institute in Boston.  Her interest in Contemporary Music has led to premieres by Howard Frazin, John Goodman, James Yannatos, and Arlene Zallman as well as performances under the direction of Lukas Foss, Robert Spano, and John Harbison.  She has performed for the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Composers in Red Sneakers, the “Music in Time Series” at Spoleto Festival USA, and with Santa Fe New Music.  Ms. Pelletier is recorded on Chesky Records