The Westminster Symphonic Choir is composed of all juniors and seniors at Westminster Choir College, as well as half of the graduate students. It has recorded and performed with major orchestras under virtually every internationally acclaimed conductor of the past 78 years. Recognized as one of the world’s leading choral ensembles, the choir has sung more than 350 performances with the New York Philharmonic alone.
The ensemble’s 2013-2014 season includes performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Calm Sea and Prosperous Journey with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic and Andrew Manze, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra conducted by Mark Laycock and Rouse’s Requiem with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert.
Recent seasons have included performances with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Daniel Harding, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by David Robertson, San Francisco Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Pierre Boulez and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mariss Jansons.
LISTEN to the SymphonyCast webcast of the Westminster Symphonic Choir's performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection" with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle
Westminster Symphonic Choir Performances 2013-2014
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 with The Philadelphia Orchestra (September 26 - 28)
HANDEL: Messiah (December 17 - 21)
ODE TO JOY: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and works by Bach and Mendelssohn (January 25)
RACHMANINOFF: The Bells (February 13 - 15)
ROUSE: Requiem (May 5)