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Westminster Symphonic Choir, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mark Laycock
Ode to Joy - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Album US 2016 on Westminster Choir College label
Classical (Romantic)

This live recording was performed at Princeton University in celebration of the 100th birthday of scholar, philanthropist and human rights advocate William H. Scheide. The subject of PBS's television special Ode to Joy will air nationally on local PBS stations. Recognized as one of the world's leading choral ensembles, the Westminster Symphonic Choir has recorded and performed with major orchestras under virtually every internationally acclaimed conductor of our era. Prepared for this performance by Joe Miller, director of the choral activities at Westminster Choir College, the ensemble is composed of students at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Mark Laycock made his conducting debut at age 21 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Since then he has conducted more than 2,000 works with a wide array of orchestras and opera companies in Europe, Asia, Israel and North America. He has appeared on numerous occasions with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra, among others.

        
Musicians
PortraitWestminster Symphonic Choir US
album by, chorus
PortraitWiener Kammerorchester AT
orchestra, album by
Mark Laycock
conductor, album by
PortraitMark S. Doss
baritone vocals
Leah Wool
mezzo-soprano vocals
PortraitAh Young Hong
soprano vocals
William Burden
tenor vocals
Producers
Joe Miller chorus master
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestosoWestminster Symphonic Choir, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mark Laycock15:44
2II. Molto vivaceWestminster Symphonic Choir, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mark Laycock14:44
3III. Adagio molto e cantabileWestminster Symphonic Choir, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mark Laycock17:02
4IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Andante maestoso - Allegro energico, sempre ben marcatoWestminster Symphonic Choir, Wiener Kammerorchester, Mark Laycock25:12
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