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The American Prize in Choral Performance, 2015, community chorus division
The American Prize winner:
Peninsula Womens Chorus
Martin Benvenuto, director Palo Alto, CA
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Princeton Pro Musica
Ryan Brandau, director Princeton, NJ
|Princeton Pro Musica|
Princeton Pro Musica includes a volunteer chorus of 100 voices and an orchestra whose primary purpose of the organization since its founding in 1979 has been the presentation of major choral-orchestral works, both classical and contemporary. Recent seasons have explored the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, Pärt, and others; have seen PPM’s first forays into working with Baroque orchestras to explore the music of Handel and Bach; and have include world premiere performances. Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau brings a deep and broad experience with choral and orchestral ensembles to the podium.
Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble
Loren W. Ponten, director Seattle, WA
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