Roger Wagner

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Born: 1914-1992
Nationality: French-American
Education/Training:
attended College of Montmorency in 1931, studying with Marcel Dupré; received his doctorate from the University of Montreal became Music Director of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in 1937; Music Director of St. Charles Borromeo from 1942-49 (succeeded by protégé Paul Salamunovich)
Best Known For:
being one of the most beloved and best known choral conductors in the field; also  contributed a great deal to the emergence of "the Golden Age of Choral Music"
Notable Compositions:
best known for his arrangements of folk songs from around the world, including Shenandoah and Danny Boy, as well as various Christmas carols
Assignments:
became Music Director of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in 1937; Music Director of St. Charles Borromeo from 1942-49 (succeeded by protégé Paul Salamunovich); professor at UCLA for 32 years, Distinguished Professor of Choral Music at Pepperdine Universtiy; founded both the Roger Wagner Chorale, which transitioned from the Los Angeles Concert Youth Chorus,  and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, where he was Music Director for 22 years
Curious Facts:
upon his return to France for his education, enlisted in the French Army and made the French Decathlon team for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
REPERTOIRE : Jubilate Deo omnis Terra (Alleluia for four choirs)
CONCERTDATES
American Guild of Organists Closing Concert 07/09/2004
Cathedral Concert 10/12/2003
St. Mark's to Mozart 11/09/1985
REPERTOIRE : It Ain't Necessarily So
CONCERTDATES
Golden Age of Choral Music 03/24/2001
The All American Concert 10/28/1979
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Ayer te he visto (I Saw YouYesterday)
CONCERTDATES
A Choral Passport 02/09/1997
REPERTOIRE : Puer Natus Est
CONCERTDATES
Home For the Holidays 12/15/1996
Christmas Festival 12/13/1985
Christmas Festival 12/14/1985
Christmas Festival 12/15/1985
1976 Christmas Concert 12/18/1976
1976 Christmas Concert 12/19/1976
REPERTOIRE : Lullaby
CONCERTDATES
SING! 08/24/1996
REPERTOIRE : Danny Boy
CONCERTDATES
From Chant to Broadway 08/05/1995
Joint Concert with Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers 06/26/1994
For Voices Only 03/07/1993
Point Loma Nazarene College Cultural Event 03/12/1993
Grandpeople's Concert 03/06/1980
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
Folk Songs of the New World 03/17/1973
Songs of Love 02/13/2000
50th Season Celebration 09/22/2013
Grandpeople's Concert 04/16/1977
REPERTOIRE : Sweet Little Jesus Boy
CONCERTDATES
A Children's Holiday Celebration 12/17/1994
Home for the Holidays 12/18/1994
Christmas with the Chorale 12/15/1973
REPERTOIRE : The Christmas Story According to Saint Luke
CONCERTDATES
A Holiday Celebration 12/18/1993
A Holiday Celebration 12/19/1993
Christmas Festival 12/13/1985
Christmas Festival 12/14/1985
Christmas Festival 12/15/1985
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/16/1984
A Shining Christmas 12/16/1983
A Shining Christmas 12/17/1983
A Shining Christmas 12/18/1983
A Carolful Christmas 12/17/1982
A Carolful Christmas 12/18/1982
A Carolful Christmas 12/19/1982
A French Christmas 12/18/1981
A French Christmas 12/19/1981
A French Christmas 12/20/1981
An English Christmas 12/13/1980
An English Christmas 12/13/1980
An English Christmas 12/14/1980
Holiday Enchantment 12/15/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/16/1979
Holiday Enchantment 12/17/1979
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/17/1978
Joy to the World 12/18/1978
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/17/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/18/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/19/1977
1976 Christmas Concert 12/18/1976
1976 Christmas Concert 12/19/1976
The Spirit of Christmas 12/13/1975
The Spirit of Christmas 12/14/1975
Joys of Christmas 12/21/1974
Children's Hospital 12/12/1974
Motion Picture and Television Country Home 12/07/1975
French Hospital 12/11/1975
Children's Hospital 12/11/1975
Martin Luther King Hospital 12/17/1975
San Diego Concert 12/11/1977
REPERTOIRE : Orchestral Fanfare
CONCERTDATES
Of Thee We Sing 11/09/1991
REPERTOIRE : Summertime
CONCERTDATES
Americana! 10/28/1989
The All American Concert 10/28/1979
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
A Song For All Seasons 04/12/1975
REPERTOIRE : Carols from Foreign Lands
CONCERTDATES
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/16/1984
REPERTOIRE : Christmas Prelude
CONCERTDATES
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/15/1984
Christmas 12/16/1984
A Shining Christmas 12/16/1983
A Shining Christmas 12/17/1983
A Shining Christmas 12/18/1983
A French Christmas 12/18/1981
A French Christmas 12/19/1981
A French Christmas 12/20/1981
REPERTOIRE : Nous Voici Dans la Ville (Here We Are in the City)
CONCERTDATES
A French Christmas 12/18/1981
A French Christmas 12/19/1981
A French Christmas 12/20/1981
Christmas with the Chorale 12/17/1972
REPERTOIRE : Il Est Né (He Is Born)
CONCERTDATES
A French Christmas 12/18/1981
A French Christmas 12/19/1981
A French Christmas 12/20/1981
Grandpeople's Concert 03/06/1980
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/17/1978
Joy to the World 12/18/1978
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/17/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/18/1977
Glories of the Christmas Season 12/19/1977
1976 Christmas Concert 12/18/1976
1976 Christmas Concert 12/19/1976
The Spirit of Christmas 12/13/1975
The Spirit of Christmas 12/14/1975
LAMC Presents: Roger Wagner Chorale On Tour 04/17/1974
Christmas with the Chorale 12/15/1973
Christmas with the Chorale 12/17/1972
Christmas with the Chorale 12/19/1971
Christmas Echoes 12/15/1968
Children's Hospital 12/12/1974
Motion Picture and Television Country Home 12/07/1975
French Hospital 12/11/1975
Children's Hospital 12/11/1975
Martin Luther King Hospital 12/17/1975
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
REPERTOIRE : Skip to My Lou
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
Folk Songs of the New World 03/17/1973
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Claremont Colleges Concert 03/25/1971
REPERTOIRE : Adios, Muchachos
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
Folk Songs of the New World 03/17/1973
REPERTOIRE : Siboney
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
REPERTOIRE : Natsu-no-Omoide (Recollection of a Summer)
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
REPERTOIRE : Yuki-no-foru-Machi-o (On a Snowing Street)
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
REPERTOIRE : Parlez-moi D'amour (Speak to Me of Love)
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
REPERTOIRE : Men of Harlech
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
REPERTOIRE : All Through the Night
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
REPERTOIRE : Il Etait Une Bergere
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
REPERTOIRE : Au Clair de la Lune
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : J'ai Du Bon Tabac
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
REPERTOIRE : Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
Folk Songs of the New World 03/17/1973
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Valentine's Concert 02/04/2000
Claremont Colleges Concert 03/25/1971
1973 Presidential Inaugural Concert 01/19/1973
REPERTOIRE : I Wonder As I Wander
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
REPERTOIRE : Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/12/1980
REPERTOIRE : I've Got Plenty of Nuttin'
CONCERTDATES
The All American Concert 10/28/1979
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : My Man's Gone Now
CONCERTDATES
The All American Concert 10/28/1979
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Bess You Is My Woman Now
CONCERTDATES
The All American Concert 10/28/1979
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : I'm On My Way
CONCERTDATES
The All American Concert 10/28/1979
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Little Grey Donkey
CONCERTDATES
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/17/1978
Joy to the World 12/18/1978
Children's Hospital 12/12/1974
REPERTOIRE : Where Are You Going?
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Seven Great Towns of Greece
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : The Hart, He Loves The Highlands
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Music Alone Shall Live
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Funny Way of Laughing
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : I'Te Vurria Vasa
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Torna
CONCERTDATES
Burl Ives and the Roger Wagner Chorale 04/22/1978
REPERTOIRE : Heritage of Freedom
CONCERTDATES
The Bicentennial Concert of American Music 04/24/1976
REPERTOIRE : Scherzo
CONCERTDATES
The Bicentennial Concert of American Music 04/24/1976
Gala Opening Concert 11/09/1974
REPERTOIRE : Stomp Your Foot
CONCERTDATES
The Bicentennial Concert of American Music 04/24/1976
Gala Opening Concert 11/09/1974
Folk Songs of the World 04/20/1974
1973 Presidential Inaugural Concert 01/19/1973
REPERTOIRE : The Promise of Living
CONCERTDATES
The Bicentennial Concert of American Music 04/24/1976
Gala Opening Concert 11/09/1974
Folk Songs of the World 04/20/1974
REPERTOIRE : America the Beautiful
CONCERTDATES
The Bicentennial Concert of American Music 04/24/1976
Gala Opening Concert 11/09/1974
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
REPERTOIRE : He Is Born
CONCERTDATES
A Song For All Seasons 04/12/1975
Folk Songs of the World 04/20/1974
Pasadena Concert 12/21/1968
REPERTOIRE : Shenandoah
CONCERTDATES
Roger Wagner at 70 01/21/1984
Folk Songs of the World 04/20/1974
LAMC Presents: Roger Wagner Chorale On Tour 04/17/1974
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
REPERTOIRE : Old Chrisholm Trail
CONCERTDATES
Folk Songs of the World 04/20/1974
REPERTOIRE : Just For To-Day
CONCERTDATES
Christmas with the Chorale 12/15/1973
REPERTOIRE : Western Songs
CONCERTDATES
LAMC Presents: Roger Wagner Chorale On Tour 04/17/1974
Folk Songs of the New World 03/17/1973
50th Season Celebration 09/22/2013
Soviet Union Tour: Minsk 05/15/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Riga, Latvia 05/21/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Tallinn, Estonia 05/26/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Leningrad 05/29/1974
REPERTOIRE : La Primavera
CONCERTDATES
Folk Songs of the New World 03/17/1973
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
REPERTOIRE : Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
CONCERTDATES
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 03/07/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
Claremont Colleges Concert 03/25/1971
Grandpeople's Concert 04/16/1977
REPERTOIRE : A Babe is Born Unto Us
CONCERTDATES
Christmas with the Chorale 12/19/1971
REPERTOIRE : Deck the Halls
CONCERTDATES
Holiday Wonders 12/13/2008
Christmas with the Chorale 12/19/1971
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
REPERTOIRE : Anges de Nos Campagnes
CONCERTDATES
Christmas with the Chorale 12/19/1971
REPERTOIRE : Old Kentucky Home
CONCERTDATES
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Soviet Union Tour: Minsk 05/15/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Riga, Latvia 05/21/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Tallinn, Estonia 05/26/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Leningrad 05/29/1974
REPERTOIRE : Glendy Burke
CONCERTDATES
Roger Wagner at 70 01/21/1984
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
Claremont Colleges Concert 03/25/1971
Soviet Union Tour: Minsk 05/15/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Riga, Latvia 05/21/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Tallinn, Estonia 05/26/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Leningrad 05/29/1974
Grandpeople's Concert 04/16/1977
REPERTOIRE : Little David, Play on Your Harp
CONCERTDATES
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Claremont Colleges Concert 03/25/1971
REPERTOIRE : Go Down, Moses
CONCERTDATES
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 11/14/1970
REPERTOIRE : Kojo No Tsuki
CONCERTDATES
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
REPERTOIRE : Frere Jacques
CONCERTDATES
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1969
REPERTOIRE : Loch Lomond
CONCERTDATES
Choral Concerts for Young People 02/08/1970
REPERTOIRE : The Battle of Jericho
CONCERTDATES
Roger Wagner at 70 01/21/1984
LAMC Presents: Roger Wagner Chorale On Tour 04/17/1974
REPERTOIRE : I Dream of Jeanie
CONCERTDATES
Folk Jubilee 01/24/1981
50th Season Celebration 09/22/2013
Soviet Union Tour: Minsk 05/15/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Riga, Latvia 05/21/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Tallinn, Estonia 05/26/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Leningrad 05/29/1974
REPERTOIRE : Gesu Bambino
CONCERTDATES
Festival of Carols 12/07/2013
Festival of Carols 12/14/2013
REPERTOIRE : Joy to the World
CONCERTDATES
Festival of Carols 12/07/2013
Festival of Carols 12/14/2013
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
REPERTOIRE : The Promise of Living
CONCERTDATES
1973 Presidential Inaugural Concert 01/19/1973
REPERTOIRE : God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
CONCERTDATES
Motion Picture and Television Country Home 12/07/1975
French Hospital 12/11/1975
Children's Hospital 12/11/1975
Martin Luther King Hospital 12/17/1975
REPERTOIRE : Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
CONCERTDATES
Roger Wagner at 70 01/21/1984
REPERTOIRE : Angels We Have Heard on High
CONCERTDATES
Christmas with the Chorale 12/15/1973
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
REPERTOIRE : The Virgin's Slumber Song
CONCERTDATES
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
REPERTOIRE : We Three Kings
CONCERTDATES
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
REPERTOIRE : O Little Town of Bethlehem
CONCERTDATES
Robinson's Beverly Hills 12/08/1985
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