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Calling for Nominations for the Phoenix Award

The COVID-19 crisis has had an enormous impact on choral organizations, and Choral Arts New England is proud to support our choral communities as they innovate and persevere through these uncertain times. This year, we have created a special recognition, the Phoenix Award, to highlight choruses who have made notable accomplishments in these difficult times. All choral groups whose primary activities fall within the six New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island) are eligible for nomination.

Consider the following criteria for nominations:

Choral Arts New England Award Ceremony Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Marguerite Brooks and Fifteen Recipients of Alfred Nash Patterson Grants

Choral Arts New England will hold its 35th annual awards ceremony and reception on Sunday, November 3, 2019, honoring our 2019 Alfred Nash Patterson grant recipients and our Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Marguerite Brooks. The ceremony will take place at 3:00 pm at Old South Church, in Copley Square, Boston, with a reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Choral Arts New England Award Ceremony Honors Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Gwyneth Walker and Thirteen Recipients of Alfred Nash Patterson Grants

Choral Arts New England held its 34th annual awards ceremony and reception on Sunday, November 4, 2018, honoring our 2018 Alfred Nash Patterson grant recipients and our Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dr. Gwyneth Walker. The ceremony was at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Johanna Hill Simpson named 2017 recipient of the Choral Arts New England Lifetime Achievement Award

Johanna "Jody" Hill Simpson founded and, for 16 years, directed the PALS Children’s Chorus (now known as VOICES Boston), and more recently founded and is Artistic Director of Music on Norway Pond, in Hancock, NH.  Her thirty-five years of dedication to the choral arts in New England have created an extraordinary legacy of choral excellence for singers of all ages and continue to produce some of New England’s most compelling and memorable musical experiences for participants and audiences alike.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at a ceremony and reception on Sunday, October 22, 2017, where Choral Arts New England also presented the Alfred Nash Paterson Grant Award to eleven choruses from the six New England states.  The ceremony was held at First Parish in Brookline.