On Friday, Oct. 27, during the Family Weekend College Choir
Concert in St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, Director Bruce I.
Miller was presented with a plaque in recognition of his
25 years of service to the College Choir.
"The plaque is a testimonial to Professor Miller's musicianship
and devotion to the performing arts at Holy Cross," explains
George A. Ashur '79, the choir's accompanist from 1975-1979.
Ashur presented the plaque to Miller.
As the College's choral director, Miller has presented
most of the major choral monuments with orchestral accompaniment.
In addition to various domestic touring destinations, including
New York City and Disney World, the group has given concert
tours in Ireland, England and the Vatican, where the College
Choir sang for His Holiness, Pope John Paul II.
Miller's other activities include stage and music direction
for various Holy Cross theatrical productions. He recently
garnered national media attention for his rare findings in
music and film. In 1999, he and his colleague, Helga Perry,
announced the discovery of a lost duet in H.M.S. Pinafore,
the ballad, "Reflect, My Child." This past June, he and Perry
disclosed a discovery in the Gilbert & Sullivan canon
of the first trace of music for the previously lost "De Belville
Song" in the operetta Iolanthe. Most recently, Miller
provided the sound track for the promotional trailer for "The
Rogue Song," a 1930 two-tone Technicolor movie for which
most of the film has been lost.