Westminster Schola Cantorum will present its Spring Concert on Saturday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton.
The program will include excerpts from Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, as well as Moses Hogan’s arrangement of Wade in the Water and works by John Rutter and Felix Mendelssohn.
The 97-voice Westminster Schola Cantorum is one of three curricular choirs that form the core of the Westminster experience. Composed of students in their second year of study at Westminster Choir College, the Choir prepares students for the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which performs and records with the world’s great orchestras. Unique to the experience of Schola Cantorum is the performance and study of a major choral work. This concert marks the conclusion of the ensemble’s March tour of Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.
Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential conductors in America, James Jordan, through his 40 books, recordings and DVD’s, has brought about far-reaching pedagogical and philosophical changes in choral music, orchestral conducting, wind conducting, piano and music education. The Choral Journal has described his writings as “visionary.” His newest book, written with Nova Thomas, Toward Center, was published in October 2009. Dr. Jordan is senior conductor at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where he conducts the Westminster Williamson Voices and Westminster Schola Cantorum and teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting. He also conducts Anam Cara, a professional choral ensemble.
Admission to this performance is $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Westminster Choir College of Rider University is located at 101 Walnut Lane in Princeton. For tickets call 609-921-2663 or go to www.rider.edu/arts.