Westminster Schola Cantorum, conducted by James Jordan, will present a concert entitled "A New Song: Passages of Life" on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m. in Bristol Chapel the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J.
A journey of remembrance and reflection on life's passages, the program with feature choral masterworks composed by Maurice Duruflé, John Tavener, Benjamin Britten, James MacMillan and more.
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 many of the world's finest orchestras. Unique to the Schola Cantorum experience, students sing with their class for two years to not only build their artistry but to strengthen their value of community and what it is to sing together.
James Jordan is recognized and praised around the musical world as one of the nation’s pre-eminent conductors, writers and innovators in choral music. The author of more than 30 books and DVDs on all aspects of the choral art, he has been described as a “visionary” by The Choral Journal. Gramophone hailed him as a conductor of “forceful and intimate choral artistry.” The American Record Guide has praised his recordings as “without peer.” His career and publications have been devoted to innovative educational changes in the choral art, which have been embraced around the world. Dr. Jordan’s latest book, The Conductor’s Gesture (GIA), is a culmination of over 30 years of research and teaching, which applies the work of movement and dance icon Rudolf Laban to conducting. Dr. Jordan is professor and senior conductor at Westminster Choir College, where he conducts Westminster Schola Cantorum and the Westminster Williamson Voices.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. To order call the box office at 609-921-2663 or go online to www.rider.edu/arts. Westminster Choir College is located at 101 Walnut Lane in Princeton.