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“As always, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller, sang with robust sound and confidence.”

       --The New York Times

Joe Miller, conductor

Recognized as one of the world’s leading choral ensembles, the Westminster Symphonic Choir has recorded and performed with major orchestras under virtually every internationally acclaimed conductor of the past 82 years. The ensemble is composed of juniors, seniors and graduate students at Westminster Choir College.

The ensemble’s 2016–17 season includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw with the New York Philharmonic; Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé with The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Britten’s War Requiem with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit. Joe Miller conducted the ensemble in Rachmaninoff's Vespers in New York as part of the New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky and His World Festival.

The 2017-2018 season will include a performance of Holst's The Planets with The Philadephia Orchestra conducted by Cristian Macelaru; the premiere of Machover's Philadelphia Voices with The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Mozart's Mass in C Minor with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado; Handel's Messiah with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Manze; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rossen Milanov.  Joe Miller will also conduct the ensemble performing a choral masterwork in Princeton in October.

Recent seasons have included performances of Verdi's Requiem with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Berg's Wozzeck with the London Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen; Villa-Lobos' Choros No. 10 and Estévez’ Cantata Criolla with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Gustavo Dudamel; Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim and Rouse’s Requiem with the New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert.


Westminster Symphonic Choir Performances 2016 - 2018

MOZART: C Minor Mass
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
September 29, October 1 & 2, 2016
Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé (complete)
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
November 10 – 12, 2016
Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
November 15, 2016
Carnegie Hall, New York City

RACHMANINOFF: Vespers
Joe Miller, conductor
February 3, 2017
St. Paul the Apostle Church
New York City

BRITTEN: War Requiem
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
March 23 – 25, 2017
Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
SCHOENBERG: A Survivor from Warsaw

New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
May 3 – 6, 9, 2017
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
Rossen Milanov, conductor
September 16 – 17, 2017
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ

MOZART: Mass in C Minor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
October 12, 2017
Carnegie Hall, New York City

Work to be announced
Joe Miller, conductor
October 29, 2017
Princeton University Chapel

HOLST: The Planets
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
November 2-5, 2017
Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

HANDEL: Messiah
New York Philharmonic
Andrew Manze, conductor
December 12-16, 2017
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York

MACHOVER: Philadelphia Voices (premiere)
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
April 5-7, 2018
Verizon Hall, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
April 10, 2018
Carnegie Hall, New York