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June 25, 2007

National Lutheran Choir honored

The Minneapolis-based National Lutheran Choir has been honored by Chorus America, with its Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. Named for the founder and longtime director of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chorus America's highest honor is presented annually to a choir that "demonstrates artistic excellence, a strong organizational structure and a commitment to outreach, education and/or culturally diverse activities." The choir received a $5,000 cash award.

The National Lutheran Choir is the fourth Twin Cities-based choir to win the Hillis Award in its 16-year history. The Dale Warland Singers received the inaugural award in 1992, Vocal-Essence (then called the Plymouth Music Series) took the honor in 1996, and the Rose Ensemble shared the award in 2005.

Posted by acapnews at June 25, 2007 9:46 PM

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P.S. You can read more about the award on the National Lutheran Choir's website at http://nlca.com/news/hillis.

Posted by: Bjorn at July 3, 2007 7:28 AM

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