Joe Miller http://wrti.org en The Westminster Symphonic Choir: Singing With The Stars http://wrti.org/post/westminster-symphonic-choir-singing-stars <p></p><p>Music lives at Westminster Choir College at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the college's Westminster Symphonic Choir has, for almost 90 years, been performing with the world's foremost orchestras under some legendary conductors, including Leopold Stokowski, Arturo Toscanini and Bruno Walter, and more recently with a college alum who is among the foremost of his generation.</p><p>http://youtu.be/zYHRbAJu1dg</p><p>Joe Miller is professor of conducting and chair of conducting for organ and sacred music at Westminster Choir College.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:19:51 +0000 Jim Cotter 6673 at http://wrti.org The Westminster Symphonic Choir: Singing With The Stars The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Brahms' German Requiem and More! http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-brahms-german-requiem-and-more <p>It was an unforgettable performance! Re-live it on<strong> Sunday, September 22, 2 to 4 pm </strong>as then Music Director-Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the podium in March, 2011 to conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra, Westminster Symphonic Choir, and soloists Dorothea Roeschmann and Matthias Goerne in a critically acclaimed performance of Johannes Brahms's humanistic and glorious <em>Ein Deutsches Requiem, A German Requiem - </em>a symphonic as well as a choral masterpiece.</p><p>The program also features one of the pillars of the classical repertory: Mozart's <em>Symphony No. 40. </em>Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>We hope you're enjoying our Philadelphia Orchestra broadcasts! Please keep WRTI going strong by becoming a member, renewing your membership, or making an additional gift in support of fabulous programming. Help us reach our $330,000 Member Drive goal. </strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wrti/pledge.pledgemain" target="_blank">Pledge here </a>or call 1-866-809-9784.</strong></p><p><strong>Intermission features:</strong></p><p>Yannick&nbsp;talks about his deep personal connection to Brahms's choral masterpiece.</p><p>http://youtu.be/zcpSrA5-KZ0</p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.philorch.org/concert/yannick-and-german-requiem?date=2011-11-03_20-00" target="_blank"><strong>More information, including Program Notes, on The Philadelphia Orchestra website.</strong></a></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><strong>Program:</strong></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><strong>MOZART: Symphony No. 40</strong></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><strong>INTERMISSION</strong></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"><strong>BRAHMS:<em>&nbsp; Ein Deutsches Requiem</em></strong></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Dorothea&nbsp;Röschmann, soprano</p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Matthias&nbsp;Goerne, baritone</p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor</p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;"> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:13:31 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6471 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Brahms' German Requiem and More! Preparing The Chorus For A Master Work http://wrti.org/post/preparing-chorus-master-work <p></p><p>Music lives at Westminster Choir College at Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the college's Westminster Symphonic Choir has, for almost 90 years, been performing with the world's foremost orchestras under some legendary conductors, including Leopold Stokowski, Arturo Toscanini, Bruno Walter, Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan, Pierre Boulez, Robert Shaw, Kurt Masur and on and on.</p><p>Joe Miller is professor of conducting and chair of conducting for organ and sacred music at Westminster Choir College. This week, his Westminster Symphonic Choir performs Bach’s St Mathew Passion with The Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nezet-Seguin, a Westminster Alum.</p><p>http://youtu.be/zYHRbAJu1dg</p><p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:18:36 +0000 Jim Cotter 5295 at http://wrti.org Preparing The Chorus For A Master Work