On March 6, 2016 the VOICES Chorale with David Enlow, organist, recreated the 1971 performance of the Duruflé Requiem at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton Photo: Lee Whiteman
VOICES Chorale Wins 2017 National Award
The Education and Community Engagement Award
This award recognizes education and community engagement programs that expand a chorus’s role in its community. Successful programs demonstrate mission-based program development, viable music education, effective management and fiscal integrity, a commitment to artistic excellence, and collaborations that are sustainable, beneficial, and meaningful for all partners.
The 2017 Education and Community Engagement Award honors the best program by a chorus with a budget under $200,000, and goes to VOICES Chorale of Pennington, New Jersey. The Chorale’s Young Composers Project has reached over 500 children aged 5-12 over its 29 years, developing generations of lifelong choral music lovers by encouraging young singers to write original compositions. Participants engage in a masterclass with a supportive professional composer who provides feedback to extend each child’s ideas, and all compositions are performed in a culminating concert with help from the Chorale.
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VOICES Chorale received this national award for its outstanding work in music education and community engagement. The special recognition Chorus America gave to the Young Composers Project is a tribute to its creator, Lyn Ransom. VOICES Chorale's educational and community engagement programs are:
- The Young Composers Project
- The Choral Scholars Program
- The Assistant Conductor Internship
- Partners in Performance