The Westminster Choir has been the chorus-in-residence for Spoleto Festival USA since its inception in 1977. Composed of students at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, choir members are selected through a rigorous audition process. Each season, the ensemble participates in a variety of programs—from opera to interdisciplinary performances to concerts conducted by Joe Miller—director for choral activities at Spoleto Festival USA and Westminster Choir College.
The expectations placed on these choir members and the artistic level at which they participate offers them the opportunity to grow as musicians and artists. Alumni of the Westminster Choir build on their foundation of artistic excellence as they influence the cultural life of our nation—and the world—as teachers, church musicians, and performers.
Each $500 sponsorship supports the Festival’s engagement of one Westminster Choir member for the current season and helps underwrite the costs of artist housing and travel expenses. If you would like to request the sponsorship of a voice part or a student from your home state, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate special requests.
Sponsorship Amount: $500 per Westminster Choir Member
For more information, please call the Development Office at (843) 720-1176.