Episode No. 77 Westminster Choir College and Dr. Joe Miller

Episode No. 77 Westminster Choir College and Dr. Joe Miller

Dr. Joe Miller, Conductor of Westminster Choir and head of the Choral Department, and Dr Marshall Onofrio, Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Westminster Choir College, Princeton.

As Westminster Choir celebrates its 100th Anniversary you will hear from its present conductor, Dr. Joe Miller and the Dean of the Choir College about the rich history of these 100 years. The great tradition of John Finley Williamson and Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt is the foundation of this great legacy now continued into the next century by Dr. Miller. He will give an explanation of the anniversary tour program and the significance of the pieces which he chose. Also hear about the future projects of the choir as they prepare for the annual Spoleto Festival in Italy and performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Dr. Onofrio looks into the complicated future of the Choir College as it moves to the Rider University campus in Lawrenceville, NJ. Marshall has complete confidence in a bright future for this worthy institution. With a strong alumni association here in Los Angeles, we are all hoping and praying he is correct in his forecast.

MUSIC: I sat down under his shadow Bairstow: (CD: Martin Mass for Double Choir)
MUSIC: O How Amiable  Ralph Vaughan Williams (CD: Favorite Hymns and Anthems)
MUSIC: Vocal Quartets, Op. 64 – An Die Heimat  Brahms (CD: Singing for Pleasure)
MUSIC: O Magnum Mysterium  Elder (CD: The Heart’s Reflection)
MUSIC: Sanctus from Mass for Double Choir  Martin: (CD: Martin: Mass for Double Choir)