Westminster concert

Schola Cantorum to perform in Princeton

   Westminster Schola Cantorum, conducted by James Jordan, will perform a concert titled “Ye Shall Have a Song,” Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton.
   The program will include Paul Mealor’s “Stabat Mater” and compositions by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Randall Thompson and Josef Rheinberger.
   Westminster Schola Cantorum is one of three curricular choirs that form the core of the Westminster experience. Composed of students in their second year of study at Westminster Choir College, the Choir prepares students for the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which performs and records with the world’s great orchestras.
   Unique to the experience of Schola Cantorum is the performance and study of a major choral work. Previous seasons have included performances of Benjamin Britten’s “St. Nicolas Cantata,” Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem” and Maurice Duruflé’s “Requiem.” The ensemble’s 2013-2014 season includes the annual Evening of Readings and Carols performance and broadcast, a concert tour to Virginia and North Carolina and concerts in Princeton.
   James Jordan is recognized and as one of the nation’s pre-eminent conductors, writers and innovators in choral music. The author of more than 30 books and DVDs on all aspects of the choral art, he has been described as a “visionary” by “The Choral Journal.”
   Tickets cost $20, $15 seniors/students, and can be purchased at the door, through the box office at 609-921-2663 or online at www.rider.edu/arts.