Tuesday, July 26, 2011

LANCASTER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THREE WINNERS of THE AMERICAN PRIZE

On Thursday evening, July 28th, the Lancaster Festival of Lancaster, OH celebrates three winners of The American Prize with a special concert called "And the Winner Is" at 8 pm in Faith Memorial Church.

Music Director Gary Sheldon, winner of The American Prize in Conducting, 2010 conducts his Lancaster Festival Orchestra, the 2010 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, and welcomes to the stage the New World Singers of the Columbus Children's Choir, winners of The American Prize in Choral Performance, 2010, under the direction of Dr. Sandra Mathias. The celebratory concert features music by Brahms, Faure and Rimski-Korsakov.


"I was delighted when Maestro Sheldon contacted me after his selection as winner of The American Prize inquiring about other Prize winners who might be appropriate to appear in concert at the annual Lancaster summer festival," commented chief judge David Katz. "I was even more delighted to learn of the special concert and the addition of the New World Singers."

"From the moment of the announcement of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra as winners of The American Prize, the organization has utilized the recognition they received in a true spirit of celebration. The American Prize seal and logo are prominent on their website (along with announcement of their wins); the Festival and Maestro Sheldon have ordered numerous The American Prize gifts to raffle or present to donors or special guests. I congratulate them once again on their win, and for what I'm sure will be a terrific winners concert this week. I only wish I could attend."


For more information, visit LancasterFestival.org

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