Westminster Chapel Choir Presents "Rejoice!" on April 16

Performing Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb and the world premiere of Be for Me the Earth by Nathan Jones. SOLD OUT.
Monday, April 11, 2011

THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT.

The Westminster Chapel Choir will present its Spring Concert, titled “Rejoice,” on Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton. The program will include Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb with organist Ken Cowan, as well as works by Mozart, Whitacre and the world premiere of Be for Me the Earth by Nathan Jones.

Founded in 1949, the Westminster Chapel Choir takes its name from Westminster’s rich history of leadership in the field of sacred music. Composed of students in their first year of study at Westminster Choir College, this ensemble is a defining choral experience that remains with Westminster alumni throughout their lives. In addition to on-campus performances throughout the year, the Westminster Chapel Choir has toured extensively along the eastern United States with great success. The Westminster Chapel Choir has also performed with many symphony orchestras, including the Trenton Symphony Orchestra, the York Symphony and the Queens Symphony. It was heard by millions when it sang for the annual televised Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center.

In her first year at Westminster Choir College, Amanda Quist conducts the Westminster Chapel Choir and teaches Techniques of Conducting and Group Vocal Techniques. She also shares conducting responsibilities for the Westminster Symphonic Choir with Joe Miller. Additionally, she is a member of the faculty of the Westminster Chamber Choir/Festival Chorus program, which is held in Princeton each summer. Prior to pursuing her graduate degrees, Dr. Quist taught in the Michigan public and private school systems and directed a children’s chorus with the North American Choral Company. Before joining the faculty of Westminster Choir College, she was director of choral activities at San José State University. An active adjudicator and clinician, she conducted the Nassau All County and Bucks County Choral Festival this spring and presented classes for Westminster Saturday Seminars throughout the year.

Organist Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues across America, Canada and Europe. In addition, Mr. Cowan has been a featured artist in recent years at the national conventions of the American Guild of Organists held in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, has performed at many regional conventions of the AGO and has been featured at several conventions of the Organ Historical Society and the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Admission to the performance is $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. For updates or to purchase tickets, visit www.rider.edu/arts or call the Box Office at 609-921-2663.

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