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Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University - Princeton

An Evening of Readings and Carols - Program

December 17 at 8 pm; December 25 at 3 pm on The Classical Network and

December 7 & December 8, 2012
8 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
An evening
& Readings
Solid Brass
Westminster Chapel Choir
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Westminster Schola Cantorum
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Princeton Girlchoir
Lynnel Joy Jenkins, conductor
with guest artists
Alan Morrison, organ
Ryan Brandau, conductor
Kathleen Ebling Shaw, conductor
James Jordan, conductor
Joe Miller, conductor
Amanda Quist, conductor
? Pre-concert Music ?
Heroic Music Georg Philipp Telemann
Solid Brass
Alan Morrison, organ
O Holy Night Adolphe Adam
arr. Canadian Brass
Solid Brass
Alan Morrison, organ
O Come, Little Children Traditional
arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
(b. 1950)
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Rhapsodie on Christmas Carols Eugène Gigout
Alan Morrison, organ
I Wonder as I Wander John Jacob Niles
arr. Steve Pilkington
(b. 1956)
Westminster Chapel Choir
Katherine Caughlin, soprano
I wonder as I wander, out under the sky,
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die
For poor orn’ry people like you and like I.
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
When Mary birth’d Jesus, ‘twas in a cow’s stall
With wise men and farmers and shepherds and all.
But high from God’s heaven a star’s light did fall,
And the promise of the ages it did then recall.
If Jesus had wanted any wee thing,
A star in the sky, or a bird on the wing,
All of God’s angels in heaven sing,
He surely could have had it, ‘cause he was the king.
I wonder as I wander, out under the sky,
How Jesus the Savior did come for to die
For poor orn’ry people like you and like I.
I wonder as I wander out under the sky.
Missa Carolae James Whitbourn
Processional Introit (b. 1963)
Kyrie Eleison
Texts: James Whitbourn’s translation of “Guillô, pran ton tamborin!” by Bernard de la Monnoye (1641-1728); Isaiah 9, and the Latin Mass
Combined Chiors
Jacob Ezzo, Jordan Saul, percussion - Rebecca Shimer, Kristen Cobb, sopranos - Christopher Hochstuhl, flute
READING: Bidding Pilkington
Steve Pilkington
Associate Professor of Sacred Music
CAROL: O Come, All Ye Faithful arr. David Willcocks
Fanfare Verse IV (b. 1919)
arr. Ken Cowan words and melody by J.F. Wade
All who are willing and able are invited to stand and join in the singing
O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem;
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord!
God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo! He abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
Very God,
Begotten, not created:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord!
Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
In the highest:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord!
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesu, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing.
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord!
Guillô play your tambourin,
Robin with your flute begin,
Play your pipe and play your drum,
Play your pipe and play your drum.
Sing Nowell to all and some!
Dance and sing and leap with joy
At the birth of the infant boy.
Dance with pipe and dance with drum.
Dance with pipe and dance with drum
For to us is born a Son.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them hath the light shined.
Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us.
What Sweeter Music Eleanor Daley
(b. 1955)
Princeton Girlchoir
Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal Paul Mealor
IV. A Spotless Rose (b. 1975)
Westminster Schola Cantorum
The First Noel arr. Dan Forrest
(b. 1978)
Princeton Girlchoir
Ave Maria Anton Bruckner
Westminster Chapel Choir
What sweeter music can we bring
Than a carol, for to sing
The birth of this our heavenly King?
Awake the voice! Awake the string!
Dark and dull night fly hence away,
And give the honour to this day,
That sees December turned to May,
If we may ask the reason say :
We see Him come, and know Him ours,
Who with His sunshine and His showers,
Turns all the patient ground to flowers,
Turns all the patient ground to flowers.
The darling of the world is come,
And fit it is we find a room to welcome Him.
The nobler part of all the house here, is the heart,
Which we will give Him and bequeath
This holly, and this ivy wreath,
To do Him honour; who’s our King,
And Lord of all this revelling.
What sweeter music can we bring
Than a carol, for to sing
The birth of this our heavenly King?
Awake the voice! Awake the string!
For this the birth of our heav’nly King.
A Spotless Rose is growing,
Sprung from a tender root,
of ancient seers’ foreshowing,
of Jesse promised fruit;
Its fairest bud unfolds to light
Amid the cold, cold winter,
and the dark midnight.
The Rose which I am singing
Whereof Isaiah said,
Is from its sweet room springing
In Mary, purest Maid
Through God’s great love and might
The Blessed Babe she bare us
Amid the cold, cold winter
and the dark midnight.
Ave Maria, gratia plena:
Dominus tecum,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen
Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee,
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.
The first Noel the angels did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields where they lay,
In fields where they lay, keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.
They lookèd up and saw a star,
Shining in the east, beyond them far:
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.
Then let us all with one accord,
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heav’n and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath bought.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.
Text: Anonymous
CAROL: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentemen English Carol
arr. Willcocks
All who are willing and able are invited to stand and join in the singing
God rest ye merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay,
For Jesus Christ our Saviour
was born upon this day,
To save us all from Satan’s power
When we were gone astray:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy.
From God our heav’nly Father
A blessed angel came,
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Song of God by Name:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy.
The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding,
In tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethlehem straightway
This blessed babe to find:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy.
Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas
All others doth deface:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy.
READING: The Work of Christmas Howard Thurman
Erinn Sensenig, Class of 2015 (Friday, December 7)
Brittany Santos, Graduate Class of 2014 (Saturday, December 8)
While By My Sheep Traditional
arr. Kevin McChesney
(b. 1963)
Westminster Concet Bell Choir
Hodie: A Christmas Cantata Ralph Vaughan Williams
I. Prologue: Allegro Vivace (1872-1958)
Westminster Schola Cantorum - Westminster Symphonic Choir - Solid Brass
Nowell! Nowell!
Hodie Christus natus est.
Hodie salvator apparuit.
Hodie in terra canunt angeli,
laetantur archangeli.
Hodie exultant justi, dicentes:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Alleluia, Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Nowell! Nowell!
Christmas Day, Christ was born on Christmas Day.
Christmas Day, Our Savior was born on Christmas Day.
Christmas Day, on earth are angels singing,
archangels rejoicing.
Christmas Day, rejoice ye just men, saying:
Glory to God in the highest.
Alleluia, Glory to God in the highest.
Betelehemu arr. Wendell Whalum
Westminster Chapel Choir
Percussion: Matthew Brady, Jacob Ezzo, John Irving, Nathan Jones, Trevor Sands, Jordan Saul.
CAROL: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Felix Mendelssohn
arr. Willcocks
All who are willing and able are invited to stand and join in the singing
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King,
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’ angelic host proclaim,
“Christ is born in Bethlehem!”
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”
(Choir only)
Christ, by highest heaven adored;
Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the virgin’s womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the incarnate Deity,
Pleased as man with us to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that we no more may die,
Born to raise us from the earth,
Born to give us second birth.
Risen with healing in his wings.
Light and life to all he brings,
Hail the Son of Righteousness!
Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hark! The herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new born King!”
Text: Charles Wesley
READING: A Partridge in a Pear Tree Halford E. Luccock
adapted by Diana Crane
Diana Crane
Professor Emerita
Awa yi o ri Baba gbo jule
Awa yi o ri Baba fehenti
Nibo labi Jesu
Nibo lagbe bii
Betelehemu ilu ara
nibe labi Baba o daju
Iyin, nifuno
A’duwe fun o, jo oni
Baba olo reo
Iyin, fun o Baba anu,
Baba toda wasi
We are glad that we have a Father to trust.
We are glad that we have a Father to rely upon.
Where was Jesus born?
Where was He born?
Bethlehem, the city of wonder.
That’s where the Father was born for sure.
We thank Thee, we thank Thee,
we thank Thee for this day.
Gracious Father.
Praise, praise, praise be to Thee,
Merciful Father.
Candlelight Carol John Rutter
(b. 1945)
Combined Choirs
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence French Carol, 17th Century
arr. Gustav Host
Combined Choirs
Wherever You Are Mealor
Combined Choirs
How do you capture the wind on the water?
How do you count all the stars in the sky?
How can you measure the love of a mother,
Or how can you write down a baby’s first cry?
Candlelight, angel light, firelight and starglow
Shine on his cradle till breaking of dawn.
Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Angels are singing; the Christ child is born.
Shepherds and wise men will kneel and adore him,
Seraphim round him their vigil will keep;
Nations proclaim him their Lord and their Savior,
But Mary will hold him and sing him to sleep.
Candlelight, angel light, firelight and starglow
Shine on his cradle till breaking of dawn.
Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Angels are singing; the Christ child is born.
Find him at Bethlehem laid in a manger:
Christ our Redeemer asleep in the hay.
Godhead incarnate and hope of salvation:
A child with his mother that first Christmas Day.
Candlelight, angel light, firelight and starglow
Shine on his cradle till breaking of dawn.
Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Angels are singing; the Christ child is born.
Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.
King of kings, yet born of Mary,
As of old on earth He stood,
Lord of lords in human vesture,
In the Body and the Blood
He will give to all the faithful
His own Self for heavenly food.
Rank on rank the host of heaven
Spreads its vanguard on the way,
As the Light of light descendeth
From the realms of endless day,
That the powers of hell may vanish
As the darkness clears away.
At His feet the sixwinged seraph;
Cherubim with sleepless eye,
Veil their faces to the Presence,
As with ceaseless voice they cry,
“Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia Lord most High!”
Wherever you are, my love will keep you safe;
My heart will build a bridge of light across both time and space.
Wherever you are, our hearts still beat as one,
I hold you in my dreams each night, until your task is done.
Light up the darkness, my wondrous star;
Our hopes and dreams, my heart and yours, forever shining far.
Light up the darkness, my prince of peace;
May the stars shine all around you, may your courage never cease.
Greater love hath no man than this,
That a man lay down his life for his friends.
Wherever I am, I will love you day by day,
I will keep you safe, cling on to faith, along the dark, dark way.
Wherever I am, I will hold on through the night;
I will pray each day, a safe return, will look now to the light.
Light up the darkness, my wondrous star;
Our hopes and dreams, my heart and yours, forever shining far.
Light up the darkness, my prince of peace;
May the stars shine all around you, may your courage never cease.
Text: Taken from poems, letters and prayers written by military wives, selected and adapted by Paul Mealor, and a passage from the Book of John
CAROL: Silent Night Franz Gruber
arr. Ken Cowan
(b. 1974)
All who are willing and able are invited to stand and join in the singing
Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child.
Holy infant, so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night,
Shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing, “Alleluia:
Christ, the Savior, is born!
Christ, the Savior, is born!”
Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.
Ringing in the Season
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
CAROL: Joy to the World Traditional
arr. Ken Cowan
All who are willing and able are invited to stand and join in the singing
Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and heav’n, and nature sing.
Joy to the world! The Savior reigns;
Let men their songs employ,
While fields and floods,
Rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders of his love,
And wonders, wonders of His love.
? Recessional and Postlude ?
L’annee d’or Joel Phillips
(b. 1958)
Solid Brass
Alan Morrison, organ
Toccata on “Antioch” Craig Phillips
Alan Morrison, organ
ALAN MORRISON is associate professor of organ at
Westminster Choir College of Rider University and
chairman of the organ department at The Curtis Institute
of Music. He maintains an active and versatile career as a
recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, adjudicator,
teacher and recording artist. He has performed in virtually all
the major organ venues/concert halls in the United States.
His performance during the inaugural festival of the Dobson
organ in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center (Verizon Hall),
where he performs regularly, drew laudatory reviews from
numerous national publications. His latest CD from Verizon
Hall features the Organ Concerto by Eric Sessler (with
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) and other solo
works. Recent performances include recitals is Los Angeles,
Atlanta, San Antonio, Orlando, Philadelphia (Verizon Hall
at The Kimmel Center), a return engagement with The
Dekalb Symphony Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff’s
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and his 12th appearance in
Spivey Hall. This current season features recitals throughout
the United States and he is the only American invited to
give a solo recital and serve as judge for the St. Alban’s
International Organ Festival (U.K.) in July 2013.
He has performed at four national and regional conventions
of the American Guild of Organists and has won top prizes
in numerous competitions, among them the Silver Medal at
the Calgary International Organ Festival and First Prize in
both the Mader and Poister National Organ Competitions.
A champion of new music, he has premiered works by
composers such as Bolcom, Locklair, Maxson-Porter, Bennett,
Sessler, Spong, Chilcott and Gillingham. His discography
includes 12 CD’s on Gothic, ACA, DTR and Halyx labels.
He is a graduate of Curtis and Juilliard, receiving degrees
in both organ and piano accompanying/chamber music.
His teachers include John Weaver, Cherry Rhodes,
Sarah Martin (organ), Robert Harvey, Vladimir Sokoloff
and Susan Starr (piano).

RYAN JAMES BRANDAU joins Westminster Choir
College this year to assist with Westminster Symphonic Choir.
He is currently artistic director of Princeton Pro Musica. Dr.
Brandau returns to the East Coast from California, where
he was artistic director of the Santa Clara Chorale, director
of choral activities at Santa Clara University and interim
artistic director of Musae. Prior to these appointments, he
was assistant director of choral activities at Smith College;
choirmaster of the highly acclaimed all-professional choir
of Christ Church, New Haven, Connecticut.; and director
of the Valley Voices, a chamber chorus in Massachusetts’
Pioneer Valley. He has also worked with the United Girls
Choir of North Haven and the Episcopal Church at
Yale; served as principal assistant conductor of the Yale
Camerata; and taught counterpoint and harmony in the
music department at Yale College.
As a professional singer, he has performed with ensembles in
the United States, Europe and Asia, including the American
Bach Soloists, the Arcadia Players, the Yale Schola Cantorum
and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge. He remains
active as a choral arranger, composer and clinician, and
his arrangements and compositions have been featured by
choral ensembles throughout the United States and Europe.
Dr. Brandau received a Master of Musical Arts, Master of
Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Yale School of
Music, where he studied conducting with Simon Carrington
and Marguerite Brooks. Prior to pursuing graduate study in
conducting, Ryan attended the University of Cambridge
in the U.K. as a Gates Scholar, earning an M. Phil. in
Historical Musicology. At Cambridge, he founded a women’s
chamber choir, Conspiratio, and sang with the choirs
of Jesus, King’s and Clare Colleges. He received his B.A.
in Music, Magna Cum Laude, from Princeton University.

Conductor of the Westminster Concert Bell Choir
KATHLEEN EBLING SHAW is a member of the sacred
music faculty at Westminster Choir College of Rider
University, where she teaches classes in handbell training
and conducts a second handbell choir. A graduate of
Westminster Choir College, she is also director of music at
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, Pa.
Well known as a handbell clinician, Mrs. Shaw has
conducted sessions for the American Guild of English
Handbell Ringers both on the local and national levels.
Other engagements have included sessions for the American
Guild of Organists; the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
and Texas Music Educators Conferences; Presbyterian
Association of Musicians Conferences; the St. Olaf Church
Music Conference; and International Handbell Symposia in
Japan, England, Korea, Australia and the United States.
She traveled with the Westminster Concert Bell Choir
during the critically acclaimed 15-city North American “A
Royal Christmas” tour, performing with Julie Andrews,
Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church and the Royal
Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Most recently, she conducted the Westminster Concert Bell
Choir in an appearance with singer Josh Groban in NBC’s
nationally televised lighting of the Rockefeller Center
Christmas tree.
Choirs under the direction of Mrs. Shaw have performed at
Carnegie Hall and the World Financial Center’s Festival of
Light and Sound. They have also been featured on Lifetime
Television, QVC, NBC’s “Today”, New Jersey Network and
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
About the Artists F F
She has also produced six recordings with the Westminster
Concert Bell Choir: Westminster Rings!, Praise and Adoration,
Christmas at Westminster: The Westminster Concert Bell Choir,
By Request, Westminster Concert Bell Choir: 30th Anniversary
Collection and A Time To Dance.
Mrs. Shaw is also the recipient of an Alumni Merit Award
from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in
recognition of her dedication to the art of handbell ringing
and her enthusiasm and accomplishments in the classroom
as well as the concert hall.

This is LYNNEL JOY JENKINS’ fourth year as artistic
director of the Princeton Girlchoir and choral teacher at the
Timberlane Middle School in the Hopewell Valley Regional
School District. Ms. Jenkins also served as graduate assistant
for the music education department at the University of
Arizona in Tucson, where she conducted the High School
Outreach Choir, supervised student teachers and taught
undergraduate music education courses including choral,
secondary and elementary methods.
Ms. Jenkins has conducted and taught from the elementary
to collegiate level. She has served as assistant professor of
music education at Westminster Choir College of Rider
University and conductor of the Resident Training Choir
at the American Boychoir School in Princeton. She was on
the conducting staff at Temple University Children’s Choir
for three seasons. In her last year at Temple, she was the
associate music director of that ensemble. A former music
specialist at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pa., she
developed and implemented a general music program for
elementary school children based on the pedagogy of Zoltán
Ms. Jenkins has lectured and conducted in China, Hong
Kong, Iceland and South Africa. She has served as guest
conductor for numerous Honor Choirs, All-States and
Choral Festivals in the United States and as clinician for
several professional music conferences. She serves on the
conducting faculty for the Virginia Organization of Kodály
Educator’s Vocal Arts Camp.
Ms. Jenkins has degrees from Westminster Choir College
and Temple University, where she was awarded the Elaine
Brown Conducting Award. She holds a certificate in Kodály
pedagogy and a level two Orff-Schulwerk certification.
She is a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in
Choral Conducting at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

JAMES JORDAN is recognized and praised around the
musical world as one of the nation’s pre-eminent conductors,
writers and innovators in choral music. The author of
more than 30 books on all aspects of music, he is the most
published author/ performer in the world. He has been
described as a “visionary” by The Choral Journal. Gramophone
hailed him as a conductor of “forceful and intimate
choral artistry.” The American Record Guide has praised his
recordings as “without peer.” His career and publications
have been devoted to innovative educational changes in the
choral art, which have been embraced around the world.
His book, Evoking Sound, was named as a “must read” on a
list of six books by The Choral Journal. Dr. Jordan is professor
and senior conductor at Westminster Choir College,
where he conducts Westminster Schola Cantorum and the
Westminster Williamson Voices. His recording with the
Westminster Williamson Voices on the Naxos label, Living
Voices: The Music of James Whitbourn, which is enjoying wide
critical acclaim, was described as “superb” by Gramophone.
Their newest Naxos recording, James Whitbourn’s Annelies:
The Anne Frank Oratorio, will be released in January 2013.
Dr. Jordan’s latest book, The Conductor’s Gesture (GIA),
is a comprehensive and groundbreaking text that is a
culmination of over 30 years of research and teaching that
applies the work of movement and dance icon Rudolf Laban
to conducting. His residencies, master classes and guest
conducting have taken him throughout the United States and
Canada at such institutions as the Curtis Institute of Music,
the University of North Texas, the University of Arizona, the
University of Northern Colorado, the University of Utah
and the U.S. Army Soldiers Chorus. He has led workshops
for divisional and national meetings of the American Choral
Directors Association, The Canadian Choral Directors
Association, the Music Teachers National Association and
the National Pastoral Musicians. He has conducted more
than 30 All-State Choirs, and in 2009 he was named to the
choral panel for The National Endowment for the Arts.
Dr. Jordan serves as artistic director of the Westminster
Conducting Institute, one of the nation’s leading summer
programs for the training and education of conductors.

JOE MILLER is conductor of two of America’s most
renowned choral ensembles – the Westminster Choir and
the Westminster Symphonic Choir. As director of choral
activities at Westminster Choir College of Rider University
in Princeton, N.J., he also oversees an extensive choral
program that includes eight ensembles.
His recordings with the Westminster Choir have garnered
critical praise. The most recent, Noël, a collection of French
Christmas music, earned five stars from Choir & Organ
magazine. His 2012-2013 season with the Westminster Choir
will include a concert tour of the upper Midwest, several
national radio broadcasts, performances at the American
Choral Directors Association National Conference in
Dallas, concerts in Princeton and its annual residency at the
Spoleto Festival USA.
His season with the Symphonic Choir will include
collaborations with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick
Nézet-Séguin, the London Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka
Salonen, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
and Gustavo Dudamel, and West-Eastern Divan Orchestra
and Daniel Barenboim. He will also conduct the Westminster
Symphonic Choir and the Westminster Festival Orchestra in
a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Princeton.
Dr. Miller is also founder and conductor of the Westminster
Chamber Choir, a program that offers professionallevel
choral and vocal artists the opportunity to explore
challenging works for two weeks each summer on the
Westminster campus in Princeton. He also leads the annual
Westminster Choral Festival, which welcomes singers and
conductors to study and perform a major choral work with
In demand as a guest conductor and clinician, his recent
residencies have included the Berlin Radio Symphony
Chorus, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and
Temple University. This season he will serve as conductor
of the Ohio All-State Choir and headliner for the Maryland
Music Educators Conference, and he will return for a
second residency with the Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus.
As a member of the Westminster Choir College faculty,

AMANDA QUIST conducts the Westminster Chapel
Choir and Westminster Kantorei and teaches graduate and
undergraduate conducting. She also served as a conductor
of the Westminster Symphonic Choir during the 2011-2012
season, during which she collaborated with Yannick Nézet-
Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Alan Gilbert and
the New York Philharmonic, and Simon Rattle and the
Berlin Philharmonic. She also premiered new works for the
ensemble’s women and the Westminster Festival Orchestra
by composers Ola Gjeilo and Tarik O’Regan. Dr. Quist is
director of the Westminster Vocal Institute and a member
of the summer faculty for the Westminster Choral Festival
and Westminster Chamber Choir programs. Prior to her
appointment at Westminster, she was director of choral
activities at San José State University.
Dr. Quist earned her D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from
the University of North Texas and her bachelor’s and
master’s degrees in music education and choral conducting
from Western Michigan University. She has held positions
on the faculties of Western Michigan University, Michigan
State University and the University of North Texas, and she
served as associate conductor for the Denton Bach Society
in Texas. Before pursing her graduate degrees, she taught
in the Michigan public and private school systems, and
was conductor of the North American Choral Company’s
Midwest Chorale, a professional touring children’s choir.
An active adjudicator and clinician, Dr. Quist regularly
conducts honor choirs and presents at music conferences.
Upcoming events include the Pennsylvania Music
Educators Association (PMEA) Regional Honor Choir,
the Middle School Men’s “Vocal Thunder” Honor Choir,
and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
Southwestern Division Conference’s SSAA Honor Choir.
She will serve as an adjudicator for the Pennsylvania
ACDA Conference conducting competition and Northern
Arizona University’s Madrigal Festival. She is the National
ACDA R&S Chair for Youth and Student Activities.

of the juniors, seniors and half of the graduate students
at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. 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
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.

takes its name from Westminster’s rich history of leadership
in the field of sacred music. The ensemble has evolved over
the years, and today its repertoire includes both sacred and
secular works. Composed of students in their first year
of study at Westminster Choir College, this ensemble is a
defining choral experience that remains with Westminster
alumni throughout their lives.
The ensemble’s 2012-2013 season features performances in
Princeton, including the annual An Evening of Readings
and Carols concert and broadcast, as well as the third
annual Westminster Invitational Chamber Choir Festival.
Recent seasons have included performances of Mozart’s
Coronation Mass with the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra
and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the Westminster
Conservatory Youth Chorale, as well as concerts in
Newtown, Pa. and Wilton, Conn.
The Westminster Chapel Choir has also performed with a
number of symphony orchestras, including the Trenton
Symphony Orcestra Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
at Rockefeller Center. Previous performances have also
included participation in Princeton University’s “Opera and
Society” Conference, where it was the featured chorus for the
conference, and a chapel service honoring the centennial of
world-renowned organist and teacher Alexander McCurdy, Jr.
The ensemble has also performed several world premieres
of works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis
Spratlan, Stefan Young, Ronald Hemmel and Philip Orr.

curricular choirs at Westminster Choir College. Composed
of all students in their second year of study at the college,
this ensemble forms a vital link between the technique and
artistry gained by students in their first-year experience at
the college in Chapel Choir and Symphonic Choir, which
performs with many of the world’s finest orchestras and is a
cornerstone of the Westminster experience. The second year
of ensemble performance study focuses on refinement of
ensemble skills combined with choral literature appropriate
to both the musical growth and artistic understanding of the
singers in the ensemble. Westminster Choir College is the
only college in the world that focuses its program around
a student’s choral experiences. Unique to this experience
is that students sing with their class for two years to not
only build their artistry but to strengthen their value of
community and what it is to sing together. This vision
was the core value of the institution’s founder, John Finley
Williamson. Schola Cantorum is also the only curricular
choir that annually tours in the spring. All students in this
ensemble study with Westminster’s acclaimed voice faculty,
the largest voice faculty in the world. In their second year
of study, students may audition for Westminster’s small
ensembles: Westminster Choir, Westminster Williamson
Voices, Westminster Kantorei, Westminster Jubilee Singers
and Westminster Concert Handbell Choir. Many of the
singers in Schola Cantorum are also members of those
In past seasons, the choir has performed major works in the
choral repertoire: Britten’s St. Nicolas, Duruflé’s Requiem,
Poulenc’s Gloria, Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Stravinsky’s
Symphony of Psalms. Last season, the choir joined in a critically
acclaimed performance of Rachmanioff’s The Bells with The
Princeton Symphony conducted by Rossen Milanov. This
year’s tour repertoire will focus upon the works of Tavener,
Britten, Mealor and MacMillan. In addition to its fall
concert and spring tour, the choir is one of the Westminster
ensembles featured in the college’s popular Evening of
Readings and Carols, now in its 20th year.

CHOIR is composed of undergraduate and graduate
students of Westminster Choir College and Rider University.
Its director is Kathleen Ebling Shaw. This year celebrates
the 34th year of the handbell curriculum at Westminster
Choir College, which was the first institution in the world
to develop such a program.
Hailed for its virtuosity, the Westminster Concert Bell
Choir uses the largest range of handbells in the world –
8 octaves, from C1 to C9. Many of the bells are made of
bronze and range in weight from four ounces to 11 pounds;
the choir also uses the large “Basso Profundo” aluminumcast
bells that are a new phenomenon in handbell ringing.
The choir supplements its handbell set with a six-octave set
of Malmark Choirchime® instruments from C2 to C8 – the
widest range in existence.
The Westminster Concert Bell Choir has appeared on public
television’s Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and several holiday
broadcasts of the Today show, including one in which the
ensemble was joined by NBC television personalities Katie
Couric and Willard Scott. Its holiday performances have
been heard annually on National Public Radio’s Performance
Today, and it is included on NPR’s Christmas Around The
Country II recording.
The Choir has performed at Carnegie Hall twice during
the Christmas season, and it was featured on New Jersey
Network’s State Of The Arts program. The ensemble joined
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Charlotte Church
and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the critically
acclaimed 15-city tour entitled “A Royal Christmas.” Most
recently, the Choir joined singer Josh Groban appearing
on NBC’s nationally televised lighting of the Rockefeller
Center Christmas tree.
The Choir has made nine recordings: The Pealing Bells,
Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Christmas Bells, Westminster
Rings!, Praise and Adoration, Christmas at Westminster: The
Westminster Concert Bell Choir, By Request, Westminster Concert
Bell Choir: 30th Anniversary Collection and A Time To Dance.

THE PRINCETON GIRLCHOIR, founded in 1989 as an
after-school activity for a small number of girls interested in
choral music, has grown into the area’s premier training and
performance choir for girls, with over 200 choristers. The
choir presents a wide array of musical genres, conductors
and composers. While honing their musicianship, our
choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional
performance opportunities, and travel the world.
We are a family of six choirs, beginning with third-graders and
including girls through their high-school years. Choristers
from towns throughout Central New Jersey and Eastern
Pennsylvania come together each week from September
through May to rehearse, and they perform some four to
twenty concerts throughout the year, depending upon their
choir level.
The Concert Choir is one of the more advanced choirs
which performs more sophisticated and demanding music
in a broad spectrum of local and regional venues, in
addition to traveling within the United States and abroad
for performance tours ranging from the East Coast to the
Pacific Northwest and from Canada to the Czech Republic.
The Princeton Girlchoir has been honored with a wide
array of performance opportunities that provide exciting
educational and musical experiences for the girls including
professional conferences such as the American Choral
Directors Association Easter Regional Conventions, the
For more information about the ensemble, its music, and recordings, please contact:
5 Sunset Drive
Chatham, NJ 07928
tel/fax (973)701-0674
Douglas D. Haislip, managing director
Chuck Bumcrot
Jason Bitonti
Michael Blutman
Janet Lantz
RJ Kelley
Carl Della Peruti
Hans Muhler
Don Hayward
Kyle Turner
Adrienne Ostrander
Phyllis Bitow
To arrange concert bookings, please contact:
PO Box 140
Closter, NJ 07624
tel: 201/768-6970
fax: 201/768-7257
e mail:

This appearance by SOLID BRASS is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the
Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Kodály Eastern Division Conference and the New Jersey
Music Educators Association Conference. Performing at
the swearing in ceremony for New Jersey Congressman
Rush Holt in Washington, DC, singing in Avery Fisher
Hall at Lincoln Center with Yo-Yo Ma and the American
Boychoir in the North American Premiere of Tan Dun’s
Symphony 1997, to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
to perform with the Newark Boys Chorus, to the American
Boychoir’s National Choral Conference as the featured
guest choir add to the experiences of our choristers.
Founded in 1982, SOLID BRASS is recognized by audiences
and critics alike as one of the premier brass groups in the
country. The members of the ensemble are some of the New
York area’s finest musicians who have performed at Lincoln
Center with the Metropolitan Opera and New York City
Opera orchestras, New York City Ballet orchestra, and a host
of appearances as orchestral and chamber musicians in the
metropolitan area. Solid Brass has recorded on the Musical
Heritage Society label, Dorian Recordings, Joseph Grado
Signature Recordings and Craig Dory Recordings; and has
appeared on NJN (PBS) TV’s The State of the Arts. Musical
arrangements are being published in the Solid Bross Series of
Trigram Music Inc., Century City, California. Solid Brass has
been a recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for
the Arts and performed in Mexico and two tours of Canada.
Alexa Agourides, Hamilton, NJ
Lena Andreala, New Grenta, NJ
Melanie Andrejev, Lawrenceville, NJ*
Christianna Barnard, Pittsburgh, PA
Melissa Barton, Chestnut Ridge, NY
Mary Bliden, Portage, MI
Nancy Brandler, Parsippany, NJ *
Isabella Burns, Gold River, CA
Kristen Cobb, Paterson, NJ
Heather Corson, Charleston, SC *
Rachel Flores, Baldwin, NY*
Elizabeth Folger, Philadelphia, PA*
Kathleen Friedman, Simi Valley, CA *
Julia Gallagher, Norwalk, CT
Crystal Glenn, Wappingers Falls, NY *
Taylor Halpern, Downingtown, PA
Michelle Handy, Blairstown, NJ *
Jessica Hess, Lancaster, PA
Caroline Jansen, Rogersville, MO*
Jasmine Jones, Silver Spring, MD *
Laura Kalis, Morristown, NJ *
Renata Kapilevich, Cresskill, NJ *
Myung Jae Kim, Seoul, Korea
Hannah King, Charlotte, NC *
Julie McNamara, Needham, MA *
Jessica Marcinkowski, Columbus, NJ *
Janette Marquez, East Brunswick, NJ
Meaghan Metzger, Shirley, NY
Julianne Michalik, Shillington, PA
Bridget Phillips, Babylon, NY *
Chloe Ribeiro, Somerville, NJ *
Jasmine Riel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Ruth-Noemi Rosario, Bayamón, PR *
Lauren Rosas, East Brunswick, NJ
Brittany Santos, Toms River, NJ *
Victoria Scheirer, Reading, PA*
Madeline Schmidt, Galway, NY
Lori Sen, Izmir, Turkey *
Rebecca Shimer, Norristown, PA *
Danielle Smith, Winter Park, FL *
Robyn Stein, Hillsborough, NJ
Natalie Stormer, Hamburg, NY
Jocelyn Su, Hsinchu, Taiwan *
Katherine Sullivan, North Andover, MA*
Ashante Taylorcox, Piscataway, NJ *
Jillian Wagner, Somerset, NJ
Rebecca Witt, Huntington Station, NY
Kate Wood, Eastport, NY *
Faith Alacar, New Hempstead, NY
Sofia Alieninova, Moscow, Russia
Lisa Bassett, Collegeville, PA
Julia Beckmann, Amityville, NY *
Sarah Bolluyt, Easton, PA *
Loryn Bono, Jackson, NJ*
Brittney Boykin Alexandria, VA *
Yongyan Cai, Xiamen, China *
Briana Cangemi, Merrick, NY *
Julia Carter, Hampstead, MD *
Hayley Collins, Traverse City, MI *
Samantha Ganz, Wayne, NJ
Noreen Goldberg, Tuxedo, NY
Ashley Grant, Point Pleasant, NJ *
Shalanda Jackson, North Brunswick, NJ
Katianne Janney, Coopersburg, PA
Sareen Jebejian, Fort Lee, NJ*
Ariane Kolet, Audubon, PA
Glory Jane Lottner, Stamford, CT
Sarah McMahon, Morrisville, NJ
Marissa Malloy, Shamong, NJ *
Jessica Moreno, Riverhead, NY
Sarah Palermo, Camden, ME
Gianna Pannullo, Hopewell Junction, NJ
Katherine Phillips, Sheboygan, WI
Bess Anne Ploener, Kennett Square, PA
Emily Revis, Ashland, VA *
Kelsey Rose, Springfield, VA *
Kristen Seikaly, Lathrup Village, MI *
Erinn Sensenig, Reading, PA
Anne Marie Stanley, Princeton, NJ
Alexandra Stewart, West Deptford, NJ
Kristen Todd, Wakeman, OH *
Elizabeth Wells, Riverhead, NY
Pauline Worusski, Bad Kissingen, Germany *
Emmanuel Acosta, Atlantic City, NJ
Chaequan Anderson, Newark, DE
Jamison Barrett, Collegeville, PA*
Van Baum, Riverside, CA
Jonathan DeHart, Falls Church, VA
Brandon Ellsworth, San Luis Obispo, CA
Jonathon Feinstein, Rockville Centre, NY
Christopher Hochstuhl, Maple Shade, NJ
Anthony Madonna, New Hyde Park, NY
Jason Rand, Plainsboro, NJ
Willis Reifsnyder, Mount Desert, ME
Craig Renoe, Pennington, NJ
James Roman, Moorestown, NJ*
Fermin Santiago III, Philadelphia, PA*
MacArthur Alewel, Norfolk, NE
Drew Brennan, Linden, NJ
Vinroy D. Brown, North Brunswick, NJ
Samuel Brukhman, Cranford, NJ
Peter Carter, Woodstock, GA
Joseph Fulciniti, Boston, NY
Jason Gallagher, New Baltimore, NY*
Zachary Gates, North Woodmere, NY
Joseph Kim, Seoul, Korea
Nikita Mamedov, St. Petersburg, Russia*
John Milas, Mount Vernon, WA
Raymond Nugent, Red Bank, NJ*
Patrick Owens, Vernon, NJ*
Christian Pollard, Manalpan, NJ
Trevor Sands, Boyertown, PA
McCleary Searles, New Milford, CT
John Shusdock, New Preston, CT*
Christopher Wheeler, Oklahoma City, OK*
Josh Wilson, Bethlehem, PA*
Westminster Symphonic Choir
Elizabeth Hermanson & Anna Lenti, graduate assistant conductors
Westminster Schola Cantorum
John Hudson & Jordan Saul, graduate assistant conductors
Personnel rosters are current as of December 2, 2012.
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Elizabeth Nowik, graduate assistant conductor
Julia Beckmann, Amityville, NY
Michelle Handy, Blairstown, NJ
Kristian Kohler, Reading, PA
Erin MacKenzie, Howell, NJ
Gary Margerum, Levittown, PA
Ryan McCann, East Brunswick, NJ
Maria Milazzo, Kansas City, MO
Elizabeth Nowik, North Plainfield, NJ
Raymond Nugent, Red Bank, NJ
Christina Pacheco, Orlando, Florida
Bradley Pickard, High Falls, NY
Willis Reifsnyder, Mount Desert, ME
Ruth-Noemí Belonni Rosario, Bayamón, PR
Tyler Weakland, State College, PA
* Denotes member of Symphonic Choir
Princeton Girlchoir Concert Choir
Ryan Brechmacher, accompanist
Danielle Almstead
Asmita Baskar
Claire Burden
Alexandra Carminati
Dakota Chambers
Anna Cincotta
Angela Cook
Casey Durso
Rachel Eberhart
Alina Flatscher
Sophie Freedman
Elena Friedman
Palomi Ghosh
Audrey Guo
Angelina Han
Joanna Khater
Megan Kilkenny
Annie Kim
Susanna Kim
Isabella Kopits
Ines Laoui
Madeleine Lapuerta
Brianne Lee
Crystal Luongo-Hyatt
Skeeter Machana
Maya Markowicz
Brianna McKenzie
Mackenzie Michaels
Alyssa Mills
Cierra Moore
Vanessa Moran
Anjana Nair
Christina Nini
Kerianne O’Connor
Julia Ortiz
Charlene Peng
Jacquelyn Peng
Catie Podell
Alisa Rubinstein
Maia Salmon
Alexandra Salomone
Maya Sarafin
Nayomi Shah
Emma Shainwald
Charlotte Stout
Elizabeth Tieu
Jenna Venturi
Emily Wasem
Dominique Washington
Ana White
Sarah Williams
Corrina Wilson
Nora Wynn
Ann Xu
Grace Zander
Lilian Zhou
Westminster Chapel Choir
Tom Chang-Wei Lin, graduate assistant conductor
Adam Bergstresser, Nazareth, PA
Lawrence Jay Besch, Bethesda, MD
Simer Bhatia, North Brunswick, NJ
Anthony M. Carrella, East Brunswick, NJ
Jordan Carroll, West Windsor, NJ
Robert Colby-Witanek, Belle Mead, NJ
Nicholas Kellogg, Rumson, NJ
Storm Kowaleski, Silver Spring, MD
Robert James Lamb, Emmaus, PA
Taylor Lee, Mullica Hill, NJ
Charlie Lemaire, Rutherford, NJ
Thomas Lynch, Lynbrook, NY
Ryan Manni, Medford, NJ
Larry Miller, Beckley, WV
Jose Guilherme Proenca, Weston, FL
Alan Schlichting, Warrenton, VA
Robin R. Schott, Jr., Jamison, PA
Tyler Weakland, State College, PA
Sara Andrusiw, Pedricktown, NJ
Adrienne Bertsche, Chicago, IL
Katherine Caughlin, Tonkawa, OK
Alyssa Christian, Scotch Plains, NJ
Rebecca Dias, Clark, NJ
Kathleen Dunn, Glen Rock, NJ
Karina Fengler, Water Mill, NY
Samantha Fox, North Wildwood, NJ
Kristin Hill, Dallas, TX
Shanley Michelle Horvitz, Voorhees, NJ
Logan Laudenslager, Orefield, PA
Lauren Michelle Lazzari, New Hampton, NY
Erin MacKenzie, Howell, NJ
Brianna Michele Marti, Ringoes, NJ
Kayla McLaughlin, Huntington, NY
Shauna McQuerrey, South Charleston, WV
Melanie Mendel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Samantha Meril, Dallas, TX
Nicole Michel, Ridgewood, NJ
Christina Regan, Seaford, NY
Elizabeth Richter, Garrison, NY
Nicola Santoro, Mountain View, CA
Caitlin Scharar, Smithtown, NY
Tessa Scortino, Beachwood, NJ
Kelly Sinacori, Cherry Hill, NJ
Elizabeth Smith, Newark, NJ
Kirstie Smith, Florence, NJ
Jessica Stanislawczyk, South Brunswick, NJ
Esther Teh, Pompano Beach, FL
Brianna Williamson, Manassas, VA
Amanda Agnew, Massapequa Park, NY
Sinclair Avramis, Bloomington, NY
Emily Beers, Trumbull, CT
Allison Beres, Vineland, NJ
Kathleen Carreras Pereira, Ashton, MD
Catherine Clark, Seaford, NY
Priscilla Faustini, Kearny, NJ
Amanda Garcia-Walker, Middletown, DE
Allison Griffiths, Croghan, NY
Janelle Kaufmann, Orlando, FL
Lauren J. Kelly, Ambler, PA
Jessica Kerler, Wind Gap, PA
Amy Lesieur, Concord, NH
Nichole Maldonado, North Brunswick, NJ
Ryasia Montgomery-Marsh, Newark, NJ
Rachel C. Morris, Doylestown, PA
Sara Munson, Rockaway, NJ
Bethan Neely, Pittsburgh, PA
Alyssa Rebecca Pereira, Greenwich, CT
Arielle Rabano, Hillsborough, NJ
Casey Rice, Glen Head, NY
Gabrielle San Roman, Cedar Grove, NJ
Taylor Shultz, Niantic, CT
Maya Urbschat, Burlington, VT
Tiffany Vickers, Wilmington, DE
Stephano Andreotti, Riverhead, NY
Joe Cocozziello, Brooklyn, NY
Victor Cristobal, Franklin Park, NJ
Matthew Delre, Robbinsville, NJ
Garrett Kheshtinejad, Duncanville, TX
Ryan J. Kiel, Scotch Plains, NJ
John Maenhout, Marlborough, MA
Ryan McCann, East Brunswick, NJ
Gavin McIlhinney, Philadelphia, PA
William Mosher, Monroe Township, NJ
Christopher Danrich Nappa, Newton, NJ
Justin Taylor Pollinger, Edison, NJ
Evan Rieger, King of Prussia, PA
Hunter Thomas, State College, PA
Austin Turner, Hainesport, NJ
Mike Williams, Blue Point, NY

THE ARTS educates and trains aspiring performers,
teachers and students with artistic interests to
pursue professional, scholarly and lifelong personal
opportunities in art, dance, music and theater. The
College consists of three divisions: Westminster Choir
College, the School of Fine and Performing Arts and
Westminster Conservatory.

COLLEGE is a college of music and graduate school
located on Rider’s Princeton campus. Renowned
for its tradition of choral excellence, Westminster
offers programs in music education; music theory and
composition; sacred music; voice, organ, and piano
performance and pedagogy; choral conducting; and
piano accompanying and coaching. The SCHOOL
Rider’s Lawrenceville campus. Its programs include arts
administration, music theater and fine arts with tracks in
dance, music, theater and art. WESTMINSTER CONSERVATORY
OF MUSIC is a community music school
that serves the Central New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania
area with on-campus and community-based music
instruction as well as community choral, orchestral and
theater ensembles. RIDER UNIVERSITY is a private
co-educational, student-centered university that emphasizes
purposeful connections between academic study
and education for the professions.
The Westminster Concert Bell Choir is grateful to have on loan
the lower eighth and ninth octave bass handbells and the
lower seventh octave Choirchime® Instruments from Malmark, Inc. –
Bellcraftsmen, Plumsteadville, PA.
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Transportation for Rider University provided exclusively by
Stout’s Transportation Service, Ewing, N.J.
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We wish to thank our Holidays at Westminster Corporate Sponsors:
List as of November 30, 2012
Robert L. Annis and Ellen Vickers
Pete and Christina Callaway
Micaela de Lignerolles
Dr. E. Bruce DiDonato ‘76 and Dr. Denise Agness
Samuel M. Hamill
Joe and Lee Herring
Nick and Jennifer Hilton
Marsha Gaynor Lewis
Christine Lokhammer
James and Deborah Peters
George and Martha Vaughn
Elizabeth Wislar
Andrew ’73 and Roslyn Andela
Robert Annis and Ellen Vickers
Dr. Joseph G. ’59 and Sara R. Beck
William and Lisa Bello
Timothy K. and Kathleen Biesiadecki
Alfred Bush
Pete and Christina Callaway
William A. Childs
Giles L. and Diana J. Crane
Mary Cross
Francis K. and Marianne Van Campen ’63 Decker
Micaela de Lignerolles
Dr. E. Bruce DiDonato ’76 and Dr. Denise Agness
Robert C. and Leslie L. Doll*
James and Natalie Douglas
Miguel and Elizabeth Fernandez
John and Joan Fleming
James and Kathy Fox
Saverio G. Greco*
Frank and Cathy Greek*
John R. and Debora Haines
Gary A. ’66 and Arlene K. ‘65 Hall
Samuel M. Hamill *
Dr. Ronald A. Hemmel ‘78
Joe and Lee Herring*
Deborah A. Herrington and Douglas M. Sawyer
P. Randolph Hill
Thomas and Marie L. Jablonski
John R. and Pamela S. Kelsey III
Immanuel and Vera S. Kohn
Janet B. Kuenne
Samuel W. and Karen C. Lambert III
Marsha Gaynor Lewis*
Walter Lippincott
Christine Lokhammer*
Anna Lustenberg ‘93
Scott and Hella S. McVay
Jonathan D. and Elyse Meer*
James D. and Deborah C. Peters*
Elwood W. and Jacquie Phares
John and Kitty Lou Phillips
Marvin R. and Ingrid W. Reed Jr.
Anne Reeves
Llewellyn G. Ross and Miles C. Dumont
Mordechai and Bonnie Rozanski
Robin R. and Mary R. Schott
Caroline Spoeneman
Caren Sturges
Edward C. and Virginia C. Taylor
Ruth C. Thornton
Gary O. and Jill M. Turndorf
George A. and Martha H. Vaughn
Christine Wainwright and James Raphalian
Joe and Kathy Whall*
Elizabeth P. Wislar
Patron Committee
Patron Contributors
Cambridge School
Covance Inc.
The Glenmede Trust Company
The Lewis School of Princeton
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
PNC Wealth Management
U.S. Trust
Corporate Patron Contributors
An Evening of Readings and Carols Patrons F F
*Denotes Table Patrons
John L. ‘88 and Rebecca L. Agourides
Rosemary Boone ‘92
Ronald J. and Maria R. Cangemi
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
David W. and Lucinda A. Corson Jr.
Alan and Josephine Feinstein
Frederick and Gael W. Gardner
Aaron E. and Ernestine (Mickey) Lazenby ‘68 Gast
Robert E. Hedlund
Richard and Patricia Hochstuhl
Stephen and Susan Cadwalader ‘01 Johnson
Billy and Alicia Wareham ‘03 Jones
William D. Kelley Jr. ‘65
Lois Laverty ‘51, ‘55
Mel J. and Tessa A. McLaughlin
Kathy Geyer McNeil ‘76, ‘80
Carol R. Miller
Richard S. ‘70 and Helen M. Older
Paul Lakeland and Beth Palmer
Bethel Le Baron Pendleton ‘72
Dr. and Mrs. Eric Richter
Elisabeth L. Van Buskirk
Sybille van Kempen
Support for this concert has come from the Magdalena Houlroyd
Concert Endowment. We at Westminster are grateful to
Miss Houlroyd for the establishment of this fund.
The Saturday, December 8 performance will
be recorded and broadcast internationally by
WWFM The Classical Network on
Monday, December 17 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, December 25 at 3 p.m.
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Holidays at Westminster Patrons F F
Recordings from Westminster
The Perfect Holiday Gift!
Westminster Choir
Joe Miller, conductor
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano
Ken Cowan, organ
Classic French Christmas music
Living Voices: The Music
of James Whitbourn
Westminster Williamson Voices
James Jordan, conductor
Inspiring music by one of choral
music’s most revered composers
Christmas with the
Westminster Choir
Westminster Choir
Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
Traditional holiday favorites with
organ and brass
Available at the box office after tonight’s concert
Christmas Masterpieces
and Familiar Carols
Westminster Choir
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
Selections from holiday masterpieces
and familiar carols
Christmas at Westminster
Westminster Concert Bell Choir
Kathleen Ebling-Thorne, director
Arrangements of holiday classics from
Silent Night to White Christmas
Westminster Choir
Joseph Flummerfelt, conductor
Live recording of the Westminster
Choir’s final campus performance
with Maestro Flummerfelt
Westminster Firsts
A Classical Legacy
Westminster Choir was established by John Finley
William son at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in
Dayton, Ohio.
The Westminster Choir School was founded.
Westminster Choir and the Cincinnati Symphony made
the nation’s first coast-to-coast radio broadcast, aired over
Station WLW.
Westminster Choir College was established and moved to
Ithaca College.
Westminster Choir College moved to Princeton, N.J.
As the first official American guests of the Soviet
Union, with whom the United States had just resumed
diplomatic relations, Westminster Choir made the first
broadcast from Russia to the United States.
Westminster Choir, with conductor and founder Dr. John
Finley Williamson, presented the first U.S. performance of
Joseph Haydn’s Passion (The Seven Last Words). The performance
also featured a volunteer orchestra of Princetonians,
including Albert Einstein in the violin section. • The
Choir sang at the dedication of the New York World’s Fair.
Westminster Choir sang for the first time with the New
York Philharmonic. Since then, it has set a record for the
number of joint performances—more than 350—by a
single choir and orchestra.
Westminster Choir completed a five-month, globecircling
tour under the auspices of the U.S. State
Department’s Cultural Exchange Program. The Choir
performed in 22 countries, traveled 40,000 miles and
appeared before 227,000 people.
The Choir appeared for the first time in New York’s
Philharmonic Hall singing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
with the New York Philharmonic.
Westminster Choir sang on the Telstar World-Wide
Telecast in the spring for the opening ceremonies of the
New York World’s Fair. This reportedly was the largest
audience ever to see a television show at that time.
For the first time the Choir appeared with three major
orchestras in one year: the Berlin Philharmonic, the
American Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia
Westminster Choir performed at the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts during the inaugural week
of concerts with the Piedmont Chamber Orchestra under
the direction of Nicholas Harsanyi. The work performed
was The Dawn of Glory by Christian Latrobe.
The Choir began its first summer as the chorus-inresidence
for the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two
Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy, at the invitation of Gian Carlo
Westminster Choir premiered William Schuman’s Casey at
the Bat with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Westminster Choir became the first chorus-in-residence
at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in Charleston, S.C., at the
invitation of Gian Carlo Menotti.
Westminster Choir established its own recording label,
copyrighted “Westminster Choir,” and released its first
recording: Six Motets of Johann Sebastian Bach, with guest
conductor Wilhelm Ehmann.
Westminster Choir was the first choir to be featured on the
“Live from Lincoln Center” telecast series over National
Public Television. The Choir performed Verdi’s Requiem
with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta.
Westminster Choir was part of the 10,000th performance
of the New York Philharmonic, America’s oldest permanent
Westminster Choir sang Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
with the New York Philharmonic under the composer’s
direction in a performance at Carnegie Hall celebrating
the 45th anniversary of Bernstein’s conducting debut with
the orchestra.
Westminster Symphonic Choir sang in the Leonard
Bernstein memorial concert at the invitation of the
Bernstein family.
Westminster Symphonic Choir performed at Carnegie
Hall’s 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Westminster Choir College merged with Rider

“A Tribute to Riccardo Muti” with The Philadelphia
Orchestra and Maestro Muti, a performance televised
nationally on the Arts & Entertainment Cable Network.
Conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch, Westminster Symphonic
Choir participated in The Philadelphia Orchestra’s
first performance of Britten’s War Requiem.
Westminster Choir, conducted by Joseph Flummerfelt,
traveled on a concert tour of Korea and Taiwan and performed
in the Colmar Music Festival in Colmar, France.
Westminster Symphonic Choir performed the world
premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Oltra Mar, 7 Preludes for the
New Millennium with the New York Philharmonic
conducted by Kurt Masur.
Westminster Choir and the New York Philharmonic,
conducted by Joseph Flummerfelt, performed the world
premiere of Stephen Paulus’ Voices of Light, commissioned
by Rider University to celebrate the 75th anniversary of
the founding of Westminster Choir College.
To commemorate the events of September 11, 2001,
Westminster Choir was featured in the PRI national
radio broadcast of “In the Shadow of the Towers.” They
were joined by President George W. Bush and former
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Westminster Symphonic
Choir’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem with the
New Jersey Symphony was broadcast nationally by PBS.
Westminster Choir premiered Arise My Love by Stephen
Paulus, a gift from the composer to celebrate Joseph
Flummerfelt’s extraordinary career. • Westminster’s
artistic director, Joseph Flummerfelt, was named Musical
America’s 2004 Conductor of the Year, the first choral
conductor to be so honored.
Westminster Symphonic Choir performed Ravel’s
Daphnis et Chloë (complete) for the first time with the
New York Philharmonic, conducted by Lorin Maazel.
Westminster Symphonic Choir participated in the New
York Philharmonic’s first performance of Mozart’s Mass
in C, K. 317 “Coronation,” conducted by Lorin Maazel.
• Joe Miller appointed director of choral activities and
conductor of the Westminster Choir and the Westminster
Symphonic Choir.
Rider University established Westminster College of the
American premiere of James Whitbourn’s Annelies:
The Anne Frank Oratorio. • Westminster Symphonic
Choir opened the Carnegie Hall season performing
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Lucerne Festival
Orchestra, conducted by David Robertson.
Westminster Kantorei participated in the world premiere
recording of John Magnussen’s Psalm, composed for the
José Limón dance company.
Westminster Choir and Joe Miller released their first
recording, Flower of Beauty.
Westminster Williamson Voices premiered James
Whitbourn’s Requiem Canticorum, and the
Westminster Choir premiered Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s
To a Locomotive in Winter.
The Westminster Symphonic Choir performed with
The Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time under the
baton of Music Director Designate Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Westminster Williamson Voices made the premiere
recording of James Whitbourn’s Annelies: The Anne Frank
Oratorio, to be released on the Naxos label in 2013.

Wednesday December 19 at 8 p.m.

Handel's Messiah - The New York Philharmonic, solsoists and Gaeching Kantorei Choir Stuttgart are conducted by Helmut Rilling

Thursday December 20 at 8 p.m.

SymphonyCast: Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Ballet; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Monday December 24 at 10 a.m.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College Choir - LIVE from King's College, Cambridge, England

Monday December 24 at 8 p.m.

The American Boychoir - Voices of Angels; Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Music Director

Tuesday December 25 at 10 a.m.

A Service of Lessons and Carols: My Lord Has Come, performed by Trinity Church Choir, at Princeton University Chapel

Tuesday December 25 at 8 p.m.

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem conducted by Greg Funfgeld


January 1, 2013  at 11 am

Ring in the New Year with the annual New Year's Day from Vienna concert with the Vienna Philharmonic.