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Westminster-to-Go Podcasts

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Westminster-to-Go Podcast Series

Link: www.rider.edu/westminster

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Episodes

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir’s 2018 Tour

Nov 6, 2017

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Westminster Choir conductor Joe Miller joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to discuss the repertoire and theme of the Westminster Choir’s 2018 tour program, titled “Listen.” Centered on Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, one of the great masterworks of the 20th century’s a cappella repertoire, the program introduces the audience another sound world with a performance of György Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna, made famous in Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001 – A Space Odyssey. Other works include Little Lamb by Joel Phillips and works by Edward Bairstow, Nilo Alcala, Tim Brent and Randall Thompson.

Conductor Conversation: Amanda Quist previews “Lumina”

Sep 3, 2017

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Conductor Amanda Quist discusses the repertoire and the theme of "Lumina," Westminster Kantorei's recording, with WWFM's The Classical Network's David Osenberg.

From a stunning single line of chant to the explosive polyphony of William Byrd and J.S. Bach, each of the works on this recording is in some way related to light’s presence in our life journey: exploring faith, death, love and transcendence.

Repertoire spans the mystical 12th-century chant of Hildegard von Bingen through the Renaissance and Baroque eras, plus two Romantic-period gems based on the compositional styles of those earlier composers.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir’s 2017 Tour

Nov 22, 2016

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Westminster Choir conductor Joe Miller joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to discuss the theme and repertoire for the Westminster Choir’s 2017 tour program, titled “A Thousand Years to Live” and the “Today I Will” project. From traditional shape-note singing to Paul Crabtree’s The Valley of Delight: Death and Resurrection, the concert explores the gifts and challenges each day presents to the world. The program also includes Uģis Prauliņš’ Laudibus in sanctis, Johannes Brahms’ Abendständschen, and much more.

Conductor Conversation: Nigel Short

Oct 24, 2016

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Nigel Short, founder of Tenebrae, a virtuosic choir that enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles, joins Westminster Choir Conductor Joe Miller to reflect on his career – first as a singer and later a conductor - and his approach to creative programing and audience engagement.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir’s 2016 Tour

Nov 16, 2015

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Westminster Choir conductor Joe Miller joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to discuss the theme and repertoire for the Westminster Choir’s 2016 tour program, titled “Angel Band.” The innovative program will center around Francis Poulenc’s monumental Mass in G Major, whose movements will serve as a frame upon which a musical tapestry will be woven of works by Debussy, Brahms, Dawson and Antognini. A connecting thread will be the traditional American hymn O Come, Angel Band:
O, come, angel band,
Come and around me stand;
O, bear me away on your snowy wings
To my eternal home.

Conductor Conversation: Jerry McCoy

Nov 16, 2015

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Jerry McCoy, Music Director of Schola Cantorum of Texas, joins Westminster Choir College conductors Joe Miller and Amanda Quist to reflect on his career path, preparing the next generation of choral conductors and his commitment to life-long learning. Jerry McCoy is Regents Professor of Music Emeritus for the University of North Texas, home of one of America’s foremost choral studies and performance programs. He also has served as a member of the American Choral Directors Association’s National Executive Committee and was the ACDA president from 2009-2011.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir’s 2015 Tour

Nov 10, 2014

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Westminster Choir conductor Joe Miller joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to discuss the theme and repertoire for the Westminster Choir’s 2015 tour program. Titled “The Invention of Love,” the program explores what inspires man to create, invent and cultivate ideas that can change the world – featuring Urmas Sisask’s mystical Oremus, Eric Whitacre’s compelling Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, the revolutionary passion of Monteverdi’s Si chi’io vorrei morire.

Conductor Conversation: Maria Guinand

Oct 5, 2014

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Renowned conductor Maria Guinand joins Joe Miller, Director of Choral activities at Westminster College of Rider University, to discuss her career; movement and singing; and their shared vision for bringing the choral community together. Former Associate Conductor and Advisor of Choral Symphonic Performances and Activities for Venezuela’s ‘El Sistema’ and a professor and conductor at the University Simón Bolívar, she conducts the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela and travels throughout the world to share her knowledge of Latin American choral music.

Conductor Conversation: Paul Mealor

Jul 14, 2014

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Conductor James Jordan discusses choral music, composition and the power of music with Paul Mealor, hailed by The New York Times as “the most important composer to have emerged in Welsh choral music since William Mathias.” In 2011 his album A Tender Light topped the U.K. Classical Charts for six weeks. That same year he also broke records by being the first classical composer to hold the No. 1 place on both the Classical and Pop charts.

Conductor Conversation: Simon Halsey

Apr 6, 2014

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Simon Halsey, Chief Conductor of the Berlin Radio Choir and Choral Director of the London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus, joins Westminster Choir Conductor Joe Miller to reflect choral conducting, choral teaching and choral music’s relevance in today’s world.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir's 2014 Tour

Nov 25, 2013

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Westminster Choir conductor Joe Miller joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to discuss the theme and repertoire for the Westminster Choir’s 2014 tour program. Titled “Legends,” the program is centered on Eriks Esenvalds' The Legend of the Walled-In Woman, and also includes Brahms' Nänie, Elder's Elegy, and Duruflé’s Ubi Caritas.

Conductor Conversation: Richard Bjella

Nov 7, 2013

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Richard Bjella, Director of Choral Studies at Texas Tech University and a 2013 Visiting Artist at Westminster Choir College, joins Westminster Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller to discuss repertoire and performance practice.

Composer Conversation: Daniel Elder

Sep 9, 2013

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Composer Daniel Elder and Westminster Choir conductor Joe Miller explore the music featured in the Westminster Choir's new recording - The Heart's Reflection: Music of Daniel Elder - released in October 2013.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller previews the Westminster Choir's 2013 Tour

Nov 11, 2012

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Westminster Choir conductor joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to discuss the repertoire and themes for the Westminster Choir's 2013 tour program. Entitled "Appear and Inspire," it includes Benjamin Britten's choral masterwork Hymn to St. Cecelia, as well as works by Holst, Bach, Lauridsen and more.

Conductor Conversation: André J. Thomas

Oct 14, 2012

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Conductor and composer André J. Thomas joins Westminster Choir Conductor Joe Miller to reflect on his career, his commitment to education and music from the African American experience.

Conductor Conversation: Charlene Archibeque

Jul 18, 2012

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Conductor Charlene Archibeque joins Westminster Choir College Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller to discuss her career and approach to repertoire selection and performance practice.

Composer Conversation: Tarik O'Regan

Jul 17, 2012

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Composer Tarik O'Regan discusses his work with Westminster Choir College faculty member Amanda Quist. The conversation includes a new arrangement of Triptych for the women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir and The Ecstasies Above.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller previews the Westminster Choir's 2012 Tour

Nov 18, 2011

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Maestro Joe Miller joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to preview the Westminster Choir's 2012 tour of the South and preview performances in Quakertown, Pa. and Princeton, NJ.

Conductor Conversation: Joseph Flummerfelt

Oct 10, 2011

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Westminster Choir College Conductor Laureate Joseph Flummerfelt joins Westminster Choir Conductor Joe Miller to reflect on his career, the role of the artist and the choral art in today's society, and Westminster's mission and choral legacy.

Composer Conversation: James Whitbourn (Part 2)

Sep 7, 2011

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Part two of a two-part conversation between composer James Whitbourn and James Jordan, conductor of the Westminster Williamson Voices, focusing on their new Naxos recording "Living Voices."

Composer Conversation: James Whitbourn (Part 1)

Sep 7, 2011

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Part one of a two-part conversation between composer James Whitbourn and James Jordan, conductor of the Westminster Williamson Voices, focusing on their new Naxos recording "Living Voices."

Conductor Conversation: Gary Graden

May 12, 2011

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Gary Graden, choral director at St. Jacobs Church in Stockholm, Sweden; joins Westminster Choir College Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller to discuss repertoire, choral sound and performance practice.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir's 2011 Florida Tour

Nov 22, 2010

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Joe Miller joins WWFM The Classical Network host David Osenberg to discuss the Westminster Choir’s 2011 Florida Tour, including the premiere of Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s To a Locomotive in Winter.

Conductor Conversation: Dennis Shrock

Nov 9, 2010

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Conductor and scholar Dennis Shrock joins Westminster's Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller to discuss repertoire, choral scholarship and performance practice.

Artist Conversation: Paul Rickert

Feb 9, 2010

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Rider University Gallery Director Harry I. Naar speaks with artist Paul Rickert about his exhibit Industrial Visions.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir's California Tour

Dec 2, 2009

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Westminster Choir conductor Joe Miller is joined by WWFM host David Osenberg to preview the Westminster Choir's January 2010 tour of California.

Conductor Conversation: Joe Miller and Flower of Beauty

Dec 1, 2009

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Westminster Choir Joe Miller joins WWFM host David Osenberg to discuss Flower of Beauty, his first full recording with the Westminster Choir.

Artist Conversation: Barbara Grossman and Charles Cajori

Nov 26, 2009

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Rider University Professor and Gallery Director Harry I. Naar speaks with artists Barbara Grossman and Charles Cajori about their exhibit Forming the Figure.

Conductor Conversation: Simon Carrington

Nov 13, 2009

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Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller discusses choral and vocal music with Simon Carrington, who for 25 years was a creative force with the internationally acclaimed British vocal ensemble The King's Singers, which he co-founded at Cambridge University.

Composer Conversation: Vance George

Oct 6, 2009

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Westminster Director of Choral Activities Joe Miller speaks with internationally acclaimed conductor Vance George, former conductor of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, about his career, choral preparation and advice for aspiring conductors.

Composer Conversation: Morten Lauridsen (Part 2)

Apr 25, 2009

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Noted composer Morten Lauridsen examines his Nocturnes and Madrigali: Six "FireSongs" on Italian Renaissance Poemswith Westminster conductors James Jordan and Joe Miller and WWFM host David Osenberg.

Composer Conversation: Morten Lauridsen (Part 1)

Feb 27, 2009

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Noted composer Morten Lauridsen examines his O Magnum Mysterium, Lux Aeterna and other major works with Westminster conductors James Jordan and Joe Miller and WWFM host David Osenberg.

Maestro Joe Miller Previews the Westminster Choir's Fall and Winter Tour Program

Oct 27, 2008

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Maestro Joe Miller and WWFM Radio host David Osenberg preview the repertoire featured in the Westminster Choir's November 2008 concerts and winter 2009 tour.

Maestro Joe Miller Previews Mozart's Requiem and Part's Te Deum

Sep 27, 2008

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Maestro Joe Miller Previews Mozart's Requiem and Part's Te Deum

Interview with Ken Cowan

Nov 16, 2007

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Interview with Ken Cowan

Composer Conversation: R. Ames

Jul 20, 2007

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Composer Conversation: R. Ames

Career Conversation: Advice for Young Singers

Jun 23, 2007

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Career Conversation: Advice for Young Singers

Composer Conversation: J. Whitbourn

Apr 25, 2007

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Composer Conversation: J. Whitbourn

Composer Conversation: J. Mantyjarvi

Apr 25, 2007

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Composer Conversation: J. Mantyjarvi

Discussion on Composer Verdi with Dr. Miller

Mar 2, 2007

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Discussion on Composer Verdi with Dr. Miller

Music For the Challenged Spirit

Mar 2, 2007

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Music For the Challenged Spirit

Preview of Verdi with Dr. Miller

Feb 2, 2007

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Preview of Verdi with Dr. Miller

2006 Preview Holidays at Westminster Festival Podcast

Nov 8, 2006

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2006 Preview Holidays at Westminster Festival Podcast

2006 Season Preview at WCC

Sep 2, 2006

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2006 Season Preview at WCC