Robert Shaw - A Man of Many Voices
Rescheduled from earlier this semester
Westminster Choir College of Rider University hosts the New Jersey premiere of Robert Shaw - A Man of Many Voices, a documentary film about the life and legacy of choral legend, Robert Shaw.
Dr. Ann Howard Jones, Professor Emerita at Boston University, will lead a reading session, lecture and discussion in conjunction with the film. Dr. Jones served as the Director of Choral Activities for 22 years at Boston University, and she also served as Robert Shaw’s assistant conductor for the Atlanta Symphony choruses and the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers for 14 years.
The public is invited to attend. Tickets are free, but a free will donation will be collected for the new John Finley Williamson Music Education Scholarship.
6:00 p.m. - Pizza for anyone who pre-registers
6:30 p.m. - Robert Shaw Arrangement Reading Session
7:30 p.m. - Movie Premiere
8:45 p.m. - Q&A
About the Film
Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices traces the journey of a small town California boy who planned to be a minister like his father, but instead became the greatest conductor of choral music the world has ever known.
At the heart of the film is the mystery of Shaw’s genius. With no formal musical training, he achieved a stunning early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music’s great choral masterpieces.
An early champion of civil rights, Shaw had a mystical belief in the power of community and could communicate his passion for music with spellbinding intensity. As Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the latter half of the twentieth century, Robert Shaw changed the course of musical history through the many voices he set on fire with an enduring love of music.
This event is sponsored by The Westminster Choir College SGA
Dr. Ann Howard Jones
Tickets are free, but a free will donation will be collected for the new John Finley Williamson Music Education Scholarship.
Reserve tickets online.
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