Recital: Colin Miller '24, Tenor

NEC: Burnes Hall | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.

Colin Miller '24 studies Voice with Bradley Williams.

This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here:

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach | Bist du bei mir, BWV 508

  2. Anonymous | Pietà Signore

    attributed to Alessandro Stradella

  3. Franz Schubert

    Die Berge, op. 57 no. 2 D.634
    from Sunset Songs

    Am Feierabend, op. 25 no. 5 D. 795
    from Die schöne Müllerin

    Der Müller und der Bach, op. 25 no. 19 D. 795
    from Die schöne Müllerin


  5. Henri Duparc



    Le manoir de Rosemonde

  6. Ben Moore | Dear Theo

    The Red Vineyard
    I Found a Woman
    Little One
    The Man I have to Paint
    When I’m at Work
    Already Broken

  7. Program note

    Greetings, friends! 

    Tonight, we embark on a captivating musical journey, exploring melodies that transcend the bounds of time. Join us as we delve into the enchanting world of music, where each note carries us across generations, uniting us in a timeless harmony of sound and emotion.

    Our program opens tonight with Johann Sebastian Bach's tender love song, Bist du bei mir, and the haunting beauty of Pietá, Signore, attributed to Alessandro Stradella. In them, we encounter melodies that have echoed through the corridors of time, weaving their way into the fabric of human experience. Through these timeless compositions, we are reminded of the enduring qualities of love, devotion, and faith that have resonated with listeners for centuries.

    As the night unfolds, we find ourselves immersed in the evocative landscapes of Franz Schubert's Sunset Songs, selections from Die schöne Müllerin, and a selection of Henri Duparc's art songs, including Élégie, Phidylé, and Le manoir de Rosemonde.  In Schubert's melodies, we discover the ability of music to transcend the limitations of language and culture, speaking directly to the depths of the human heart. From the majestic heights of Die Berge to the intimate moments of Am Feierabendand Der Müller und der Bach, we are transported on a journey of introspection and revelation, where the passage of time seems to stand still. Duparc’s textbook romanticism, reflected in his lush harmonies and reflections of the human condition further illuminate the timeless nature of music, inviting us into realms of beauty and longing that resonate across the ages. Through Duparc's delicate harmonies and poignant melodies, we are reminded of the eternal truths that lie at the core of the human experience—the joys, the sorrows, and the unspoken cries of the soul.

    But it is in the contemporary reflections of Ben Moore's Dear Theo that we find ourselves truly transported beyond the confines of time. Inspired by the life and art of Vincent van Gogh, Moore's cycle captures the essence of a timeless spirit—a spirit that defies the constraints of history and speaks directly to the universal human experience. Through Moore's evocative compositions, we are invited into the world of van Gogh—a world of passion, of pain, and of unyielding creativity. Each melody becomes a brushstroke, painting a vivid portrait of the artist's journey—a journey marked by moments of triumph and despair, of hope and longing. In these melodies, we find echoes of our own struggles and triumphs, our own hopes and dreams, weaving a tapestry of shared humanity that transcends the boundaries of time and space.

    As we journey through this evening of melody and memory, may we be reminded of the eternal power of music to uplift, to inspire, and to unite us in our shared humanity. I invite you to immerse yourself in the timeless melodies that unite us and find glimpses of light within our often-shadowed world as we embark on this musical journey together.

    Thank you all so much for coming!


     Thank you to my wonderful parents Elizabeth Miller and Jeffrey Miller
    for always supporting me to pursue my dream.
    You have been the most amazing support system I could have ever asked for.
    There are no words to describe how grateful I am for you.

    Thank you to my wonderful collaborator and mentor Justin Williams.
    You bring something out in the music that no one else in the world can.
    Thank you for the gift of musicianship and letting us indulge in your love of art.

    Thank you to my voice Teacher Bradley Williams.
    Your guidance and tutelage have shaped me and molded me into the artist I am today.
    Thank you for always believing in my abilities and pushing me
    to always be a better version of myself every single time I step into your studio.

    Thank you to all the coaches and teachers who have helped me craft this incredible program!