Friday, July 29, 2011


The American Prize is pleased to announce the winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance (professional division), 2011. 

Washington Bach Consort, J. Reilly Lewis, music director, Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1977 by J. Reilly Lewis, the Washington Bach Consort is a professional chorus and orchestra noted for its performance of 18th-Century music on period instruments. The Consort has appeared at numerous festivals and has made three European tours and four recordings. The Consort completed Bach’s entire 215-cantata cycle in 2006 with a second cycle now underway at the Consort’s free Noontime Cantata series.

Sinfonia Voci, Daniel Abraham, music director, Washington, D.C., placed second.

The Princeton Singers,  Steven Sametz, artistic director, Princeton, NJ placed third.

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