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  • Herbert Howells' Requiem will be the primary work performed at the 2018 festival. Composed for unaccompanied SATB choir in 1936, it was not premiered until 1980, when it was performed by John Poole and the BBC Singers. The Requiem foreshadowed Howells’s Hymnus Paradisi, written for the death of his son. This intimate work juxtaposes modality of English Renaissance composers, such as Tallis and Byrd, with 20th century harmony. The ensemble will also perform J. S. Bach's glorious Magnificat. The Westminster Summer Choral Festival provides an opportunity to live, study, and perform in a professional-level choral ensemble composed of singers and conductors from around the globe. Under the direction of Dr. Joe Miller, as well as several other renowned conductors from universities around the United States, each year the Summer Choral Festival centers around rehearsals and performances of a different masterwork from the western choral repertory. Other features of a typical daily schedule include conducting master classes, scholarly lectures and classes, round-table discussions, and one-on-one time with the conducting faculty.

Westminster Summer Choral Festival Concert
  • July 21, 2018 to July 21, 2018
  • Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall
  • $20 adults and $15 students/seniors