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2010 Grammy nominees

Picture 2.pngBest Choral Performance
  • The Sixteen (Handel Coronation Anthems)
  • San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Pacific Boychoir, SF Girls Chorus (Mahler's 8th)
  • Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, Warsaw Boys' Choir (Penderecki, Utrenja)
  • Voices of Ascension (Song of the Stars)
  • Gabrieli Consort (A Spotless Rose)
All of the Best Classical Album nominees contain chorus, though sometimes in a minor role:
  • Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus (Bernstein's Mass)
  • SF Symphony Chorus, Pacific Boychoir, SF Girls Chorus (Mahler's 8th)
  • Tanglewood Festival Chorus (Ravel, Daphnis & Chloe)
  • Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chattanooga Boys Choir (Ravel, L'Enfant et les Sortilèges)
  • Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre (Shostakovich, The Nose)
Two of the five Best Small Ensemble Performance nominees are choirs:
  • Tallis Scholars (Josquin, Missa Malheur Me Bat)
  • Theatre of Voices (David Lang's Little Match Girl Passion)
There are a sprinkling of choirs in other categories:
  • Conspirare (Best Classical Crossover Album)
  • Atlanta Symphony Chorus (Best Surround Sound Album)
  • London Symphony Chorus (Best Engineered Album)
  • Tanglewood Festival Chorus (Best Engineered Album)
And a couple of choral works were nominated for Best Classical Contemporary Composition:
  • Arvo Pärt, In Principio (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir)
  • Roberto SIerra, Missa Latina 'Pro pace' (Milwaukee Symphony Chorus)