Setting the standard for choral excellence for 90 years, the Westminster Choir is composed of students at Westminster Choir College, a division of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, in Princeton, N.J. It has been the chorus-in-residence for the Spoleto Festival USA since 1977, performing both in concert and as the opera chorus.
The ensemble’s 2012-2013 season includes a concert tour of the upper Midwest, two performances at the American Choral Directors Association's National Convention, a recording project, performances and broadcasts at its home in Princeton, and its annual residency at the Spoleto Festival USA.
The Westminster Choir has made two recordings with Maestro Joe Miller. Noël, a collection of French Christmas music and sacred works, also features Westminster alumna Jennifer Larmore, the most recorded mezzo-soprano of our era, and organist Ken Cowan. The recording was the centerpiece of the PRI Radio broadcast Noël – A Christmas from Paris, hosted by Bill McGlaughlin.
The choir’s debut recording with Maestro Miller, Flower of Beauty, received four stars from Choir and Organ magazine and earned critical praise from American Record Guide, which described the Westminster Choir as “the gold standard for academic choirs in America.”
Praised by The New York Times for its “full-bodied, incisive singing,” the Westminster Choir also forms the core of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which has performed and recorded with the leading conductors and orchestras of our time. The Symphonic Choir’s 2012-2013 season includes a performances of Verdi's Requiem and Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Berg's Wozzeck with the London Philharmonia conducted by Esa Pekka Salonen; Villa-Lobos' Choros No. 10 and Estevez's Cantata criolla with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Westminster Festival Orchestra conducted by Joe Miller.
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Westminster Choir's 2012-2013 Performances
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Westminster Choir College
Friday, January 11 7:30 p.m.
The Basilica of Saint Josaphat
601 W. Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, January 12 7:30 p.m.
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Monday, January 14 7 p.m.
Wayzata Community Church
125 E. Wayzata Boulevard
Tuesday, January 15 7 p.m.
First Christian Church
2500 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Thursday, January 17 7:30 p.m.
Central Congregational Church
Friday, January 18 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
8th and Plum Street
Monday, January 28, 2013
Tour Homecoming Concert & Broadcast
March 14 & 16, 2013
Performances at the American Choral Director Association National Conference
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May 24 - June 9, 2013
Spoleto Festival USA
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