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December 4, 2008

A cappella Grammy nominations

It's another great year for a cappella with 11 recordings garnering Grammy nominations in today's announcement. Take 6 have won several Grammys in the past as have Ladysmith Black Mambazo but most surprisingly the King's Singers have been overlooked and have yet to win the coveted award. As a voting member of the Academy you know they will all have my support.

Best Gospel Performance

Shall We Gather At The River - Take 6

Best Traditional World Music Album

Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Live At The Nelson Mandela Theater - Soweto Gospel Choir

Best Classical Album

Spotless Rose: Hymns To The Virgin Mary
Charles Bruffy, conductor; Phoenix Chorale

O'Regan, Tarik: Threshold Of Night
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor; Conspirare

Best Choral Performance

O'Regan, Tarik: Threshold Of Night
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor; Conspirare

Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works
Charles Bruffy, conductor (Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Bach Choir)

Best Chamber Music Performance

Folk Songs - Trio Mediaeval

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Monk: Impermanence - Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble

Spotless Rose: Hymns To The Virgin Mary
Charles Bruffy, conductor; Phoenix Chorale

Best Classical Crossover Album

Simple Gifts - The King's Singers

Posted by acapnews at December 4, 2008 10:07 PM

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