Choral Union wins 
the 2011 American Prize!
The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances of music by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the professional, college/university, church, community and secondary school levels. Administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Danbury, Connecticut, The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America, its protectorates and territories.  In May of 2010, Choral Union recorded an album to commemorate the choir’s 25th Anniversary, appropriately titled “The 25th Anniversary Album.”  The two-disc set includes Benjamin Britten’s The Company of Heaven; the Gloria from Zoltan Kodaly’s Missa Brevis; Autumn Landscapes by Veljo Tormis; Sure On This Shining Night, by Morten Lauridsen; The Making of the Drum, by Bob Chilcott, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Verleih’ uns Frieden.

This recording was entered into the 2011 American Prize competition, and was awarded the top prize in the Community/Faith Based Chorus category.  Conductor Richard Nance was also awarded the American Prize for conducting in this category.  To read more about the American Prize,

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