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55th Annual GRAMMY nominations featuring choral ensembles

The nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announed last night, with the following five choral CDs nominated for "Best Choral Performance" -

Handel: Israel In Egypt
Julian Wachner, conductor (Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Trinity Choir Wall Street)

Life & Breath - Choral Works By René Clausen
Charles Bruffy, conductor (Kansas City Chorale)
(also nominated for Best Engineered Album, Classical)

Ligeti: Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony
Peter Eötvös, conductor (WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln; SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart & WDR Rundfunkchor Köln)

The Nightingale
Stephen Layton, conductor (Michala Petri; Danish National Vocal Ensemble)
(one track also nominated for Best Contemporary Classical Composition)

Striggio: Mass For 40 & 60 Voices
Hervé Niquet, conductor (Le Concert Spirituel)

Other choral involvement in nominated albums/tracks:

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Stucky, Steven: August 4, 1964
Steven Stucky, composer; Gene Scheer, librettist (Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas Symphony Chorus & Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor; Topi Lehtipuu, Miah Persson & Matthew Rose; Johannes Müller, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)

Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
James Levine & Fabio Luisi, conductors; Hans-Peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Classical Vocal Solo

Debussy: Clair De Lune
Natalie Dessay (Henri Chalet; Philippe Cassard, Karine Deshayes & Catherine Michel; Le Jeune Choeur De Paris)
 
The full list and more details are available at: http://www.grammy.com