The Cecilia Chorus of New York, 2015 winner of the Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award

Chorus America has announced the recipients of its 2015 awards program. The awards recognize a broad range of achievements in choral music, including artistic excellence, adventurous programming, innovative education programs, and lifetime service to the choral field. Per their press release, The Cecilia Chorus of New York was among the awardees this year!

"The Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award honors composer Alice Parker, whose career has spanned six decades and has been devoted to the creation of works for the human voice. The award was established in 2003 to recognize a chorus for programming recently composed music that expands the mission of the chorus and challenges the chorus’s audience in new ways. The 2015 award goes to The Cecilia Chorus of New York, an adult volunteer chorus led by music director Mark Shapiro. The ensemble’s April 2014 concert in Carnegie Hall featured the world premiere of Credo for a Secular City composed by Tom Cipullo for chorus, baritone, and orchestra."

For the full press release, read more here.