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 77 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 2012-2013 season includes 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 Estévez’ 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.
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 2012-2013
VERDI: Requiem (10/19 - 23)
BERG: Wozzeck (11/19)
VILLA-LOBOS: Chôros No. 10 (12/11)
ESTEVEZ: Cantata criolla (12/11)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 (2/3)
BACH: St. Matthew Passion (3/28 - 3/30)
MENDELSSOHN: Elijah (4/27)