Composer-in-Residence Eric Whitacre has been nominated for a Grammy award for his CD Light & Gold.

Whitacre's disc will face competition in the Best Choral Performance category from, amongst others, Trinity College's CD Beyond All Mortal Dreams.  The Grammy awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 12th February 2012.

The full list of nominees is:

  • Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella: Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge) [Hyperion Records].
  • Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire) [Seraphic Fire Media].
  • Kind: Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96) [2L (Lindberg Lyd)].
  • Light & Gold: Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers) [Decca].
  • The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen) [Dacapo Records].

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2011.

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