Choir Inducted Into American Classical Music Hall Of Fame
Imagine the Choir’s name along side John Williams, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa and Leonard Bernstein? It will now be a reality; on February 26, 2015, during a ceremony prior to a concert for the American Choral Director’s Association, the announcement was made that Choir was inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.
ACDA’S executive director, Tim Sharp, presented the award to the president of the Choir, Ron Jarrett. “It is so humbling to be given this honor. We stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us, dedicating their lives to music because of its power to unite and give comfort, peace and joy. We will continue to pursue excellence in song for generations to come,” said Jarrett. During the ceremony a medallion was presented and as part of the induction, a paver stone bearing the Choir’s name will be installed on the American Classical Walk of Fame in Washington Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“This remarkable ensemble of 360 volunteers has inspired generations of choral conductors such as you and me through concerts, recordings, broadcasts, tours and prestigious appearances at World’s Fairs and U.S. presidential inaugurations,” said Sharp. “Together with the Orchestra at Temple Square, they continue to inspire us with their work."
Founded in 1996, The American Classical Music Hall of Fame seeks to build and sustain enthusiasm for classical music in America by celebrating diverse facets of classical music excellence.
Here is a song that was performed at last night’s ACDA concert.