Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ACCC Presents National Choral Awards at Podium 2010

Established in 1988 to honour outstanding contributions to Canadian choral music, the awards are presented every two years in recognition of outstanding work during the previous two seasons. Jessie Iseler, widow of the late Elmer Iseler, is shown receiving the award from James Hawn for Outstanding Choral Publication: Elmer Iseler Choral Visionary by Walter Pitman; published by Dundurn Press.
Categories and 2010 Recipients

Outstanding Choral Publication
Elmer Iseler Choral Visionary by Walter Pitman; published by Dundurn Press

Outstanding Choral Work
The Stars Point The Way by Mark Sirett

Outstanding Choral Recording
Shadowland, Da Capo Chamber Choir directed by Leonard Enns; Recording Producer: Earl McCluskie; Recording Company: Chestnut Hall Music; Engineer: Ed Marshall, Marshall Arts Productions

Outstanding or Innovative Sponsorship
Cypress Choral Music for promotion of Canadian choral literature and sponsorship of the ACCC Choral Composition Competition

Outstanding Choral Event
Brown Eagle, Black Raven–Cantabile Choirs of Kingston

Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation
Adult Community Choirs: Toward a Balance Between Leisure Participation and Musical Achievement by Rachel Rensink-Hoff

Distinguished Service Award
Diane Loomer, C.M.
Dr. Richard (Dick) Loomer

Quarter Notes — ACCC 25-year Club
Diane Taylor-Neale (SK)
Rudolph Heijdens (ON)

Half Notes — ACCC 50-year Club (Choirs)
University of Saskatchewan Greystone Singers (1958)
Regina Ladies’ Choir (1953)
St. Andrew’s United Church Choir – Yorkton, SK
Saskatoon Choral Society (1959)
Ottawa Children’s Choir (1959)
Vancouver Cantata Singers (1958)
Regina Male Voice Choir (1911)
Volksliederchor Harmonie – Regina, SK (1955)
Dartmouth Choral Society (1954)
Holy Rosary Cathedral Choir – Regina, SK (1912)

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