PHOTO; The famed Westminster Choir
RED BANK, NJ – In a rare Monmouth County appearance, the famed Westminster Choir will present a concert on Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank.
Led by conductor Joe Miller, the ensemble will perform a program that ranges from Johannes Brahms’ Songs of Destiny to American folk tunes and contemporary classics. This special performance is a presentation of the Tower Hill Concert Series.
The choir, composed of students at Westminster Choir College, a division of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, serves as chorus-in-residence for the renowned Spoleto Festival USA. Hailed by American Record Guide as “the gold standard” for choral music, the Westminster Choir has been praised by audiences and critics for its ability to deeply engage listeners. The New York Times described one Spoleto performance as “superb” and “remarkable for its precision, unanimity and power.”
Joe Miller is director of choral activities at Westminster Choir College, artistic director for choral activities at the Spoleto Festival, and director of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir. In addition to the concert in Red Bank, Dr. Miller’s 2018-2019 season with the Westminster Choir includes the release of a new recording, a concert tour of Texas, performances in Kansas City at the national conference of the American Choral Director’s Association, performances and broadcasts at the college’s home in Princeton, and its annual residency at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.
The Westminster Choir, the college’s elite touring choir, forms the core of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which has performed and recorded with the leading conductors and orchestras of our time. The 2018-19 season includes performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.
Tickets for the Nov. 3 concert are available at www.towerhillchurch.org and at the door. They are $20 per person ($25 at the door) and $10 for students (with student ID). For information on group rates for teachers and students, email [email protected]. The church is handicapped accessible.