Dale Warland has been named the 2021 recipient of the American Prize National Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award is presented by the American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Gothic Catalog. Presentation of the award coincides with the renaming of the American Prize in Choral Conducting to the American Prize Dale Warland Award in Choral Conducting.
As conductor of the Dale Warland Singers, Warland commissioned over 270 new choral works and fostered the careers of composers and singers from around the globe. The Gothic Catalog’s collection of Warland recordings includes Dominick Argento: Walden Pond (nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance in 2003), Harvest Home: Songs from the Heart, Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers, Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, and Lux Aurumque, which was named a Top Ten Classical Album by National Public Radio in 2007.
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