Medal of Arts Recipient at World Choir Games
Date: March 29, 2012
Shining Night on Site
Celebrated composer and Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen will be at the 2012 World Choir Games. Lauridsen will collaborate with German conductor Nicol Matt for choral workshops and a highly anticipated evening Celebration Concert.
The Celebration Concert "Music of the World" (July 11, 2012, 7:30 p.m, Aronoff Center) will premiere a choir of combined area university ensembles to perform the Lauridsen pieces, conducted by Matt. Lauridsen may serve as accompanist. “This is really a concert not to miss for true patrons of choral music,” states Günter Titsch, President of the World Choir Games. “And it will offer a very special evening and an exciting night of outstanding choral music and many good conductors!”
Lauridsen, known throughout the international choral community for his emotionally transcending choral works, was awarded the 2007 Medal of Arts -- the highest honor bestowed on an artist by the U.S. government. A film documentary chronicling Lauridsen’s life and work ("Shining Night" – directed by Michael Stillwater) was premiered in Palm Springs, California, in the United States in February 2012. “Shining night” has been awarded highest honors from multiple film festivals, including the Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival.
Please find here more information on seminars and workshops during the upcoming World Choir Games in Cincinnati (July 4 to 14, 2012).