The Choirs

Westminster is renowned for its outstanding choral program that includes eight ensembles performing a broad range of repertoire. All students have unparalleled opportunities to perform on a professional level in major concert halls and in throughout the country.

Westminster Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller, conductor

For more than 80 years, this ensemble performed and recorded with virtually all of the major symphony orchestras and conductors of our time. It is composed of all juniors and seniors and first-year graduate students.
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Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor
Described by American Record Guide as “the gold standard of academic choirs in America,” the Westminster Choir regularly records and tours throughout the United States. It has been the chorus-in-residence for the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in Charleston, S.C., since the festival's founding in 1977. Members are selected by audition.
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Westminster Chapel Choir
Amanda Quist, conductor
Composed of Westminster’s newest undergraduates, the Westminster Chapel Choir takes its name from Westminster’s rich history of leadership in the field of sacred music. The ensemble has evolved over the years, and today its repertoire includes both sacred and secular works.
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Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Kathleen Ebling Shaw, conductor
Performing on the world’s largest range of handbells, this ensemble is nationally renowned for its artistic and technical artistry. It tours annually, has appeared on national television and has released many recordings. Open to Westminster undergraduate and graduate students by audition.
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Westminster Jubilee Singers
Brandon Waddles, conductor
This multi-cultural, multi-racial and interdenominational ensemble performs literature that includes African-American spirituals and folk songs, classical music by African-American composers, gospel music and secular songs. Members are selected by audition.
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Westminster Kantorei
Amanda Quist, conductor
Founded in 2004, Westminster Kantorei is a chamber choir specializing in early and contemporary music. Members are selected by audition.
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Westminster Schola Cantorum
James Jordan, conductor
Composed of students in their second year of study at Westminster Choir College, Westminster Schola Cantorum prepares students for the Westminster Symphonic Choir through the performance and study of a major choral work. The ensemble also tours each spring.
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Westminster Williamson Voices
James Jordan, conductor
This select ensemble of 40 singers combines performance with educational outreach. It is named for the founder of Westminster Choir College, John Finley Williamson, who devoted his life to bringing choral music at the highest level to churches and schools, communicating the human mission of choral singing. Members are selected by audition.
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