National Choral Award Recipients 2014
Choral Canada is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the National Choral Awards which were presented by outgoing president, Jeff Joudrey, on May 18, during the closing banquet for Podium in Halifax.
Outstanding Choral Publication
Vocal Technique: A Guide for Conductors, Teachers and Singers by Julia Davids; published by Waveland Press (2012)
Outstanding Choral Work
Open Road by James Rolfe
Outstanding Choral Recording
Let Us Keep the Feast: Music for the Church Year, University of King’s College Chapel Choir; Paul Halley, conductor
SouNZsCApes: From our Lands, Toronto Children’s Chorus; Elise Bradley, conductor
Outstanding Innovation (formerly Outstanding or Innovative Sponsorship)
Music of the Spheres. On the eve of Earth Day 2012, the Ontario Science Centre in collaboration with the Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers presented Music of the Spheres: A Fusion of Music, Art and Science. Celebrating Roberta Bondar’s 20th anniversary of flight in space, her photographic explorations were interwoven with the sounds of the Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers for a performance of two world premieres: Light in the Darkness—The Earth Sings by Lydia Adams (text by Roberta Bondar) and Geometry of Light by Jason Jestadt (text by Carole H. Leckner).
Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation
Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year and Other Works for Chorus and Keyboard by Brendan Lord.
Distinguished Service Award
John Barron (London, Ontario), conductor, teacher, composer, author, editor, arranger, and administrator
Student Writing Award – Undergraduate (Established in 2010)
There were no nominations in this category.
The National Choral Awards program was established in 1988 to honour outstanding contributions to Canadian choral music. The awards are presented publicly every two years during our national conference, Podium, to honour and celebrate excellence in achievements during the previous two seasons.