Awards of Distinction

Each year, Choir Alberta honours those who contribute to Alberta’s choral community through the Choir Alberta Awards of Distinction.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS
NOMINATE


2016 Award Recipients

CON SPIRITO AWARD

Jordan Van Biert, Edmonton
presented by Dr. Timothy Shantz
Brian Bowman, Calgary
Presented by Dr. Brendan Lord

 

RICHARD S. EATON AWARD

Dr. Laurier Fagnan, Edmonton
Presented by Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff

 

PATRICIA COOK MEMORIAL AWARD

Not awarded in 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 award recipients!


The Awards

CON SPIRITO AWARD

In celebration of ACF’s 25th Anniversary (1997), the Con Spirito Award recognizes the spirit and dedication of individuals and their commitment to choral music in their local community. A limited number of awards are presented annually to persons selected by an appointed committee of the Choir Alberta Board from a list of candidates nominated by Choir Alberta members. Nominations may be made on the basis of any significant contribution to choral music in any community.

Past Con Spirito Award recipients:

Carolyn Olson, Margaret (Peg) Matheson, Heather Johnson, Carol Anderson, Norma Jean Atkinson, Monica Baczuk, Heather Bedford-Clooney, Dr. Joy Berg, Eva Bostrand, Dave Bray, Sandra Brunelle, Linda Burwell, Donald Buryn, Mary Carr, Joanne Collier, Cathy de Frece, Robert de Frece, Monica Dear, Leslie Dittman, Lee Dowan, Malcolm Edwards, George Evelyn, Richard Ferguson, Lisa Fielder, Lynne Frances, David Garber, Catherine Glaser-Climie, Val Gondek, John Goulart, Marc Hafso, Brian Haliburton, Glen Harder, John and Virginia Hoopfer, Janos Horvath, Karen Hudson, Norine Inkster, Scott Leithead, Elizabeth Lesoway Anderson, Laurier Levasseur, Dr. Mary MacDonald, John Mahon, Mike Mailone, Brian McAuley, Anne McIntyre, Leslie Ann McClosky, Moira Milne, Lorraine Muise, John Murray, Mary Noyes, Elaine Pitt, Elaine Quilichini, Leonard Ratzlaff, Flora Rizzuto, Barbara Sadler Wells, Alex and Marion Shand, Timothy Shantz, Helen Snortland, Thomas Spila, Jeremy Spurgeon, Paul Sweet, Barb Walker, Trevor Waters, James Whittle, David Wilson

 

RICHARD S. EATON AWARD

Choir Alberta has awarded the Richard S. Eaton Award of Distinction annually since 1988 in recognition of exemplary service to choral music in the province of Alberta. The award is presented to a person selected by an appointed committee of the Choir Alberta Board from a list of candidates nominated by Choir Alberta members.

Past Richard S. Eaton Award of Distinction recipients

Anne McIntyre, Adele Armstrong, Heather Bedford-Clooney, Paul Bourret, Debra Cairns, Anne Campbell, Robert de Frece, Malcolm Edwards, Lloyd Erickson, George Evelyn, David Ferguson, Michel Marc Gervais, Gordon Hafso, Marilyn Kerley, William Lauterbach, Madge McCready, Douglas Parnham, John Pauls, Marilyn Perkins, Elaine Pitt, Soeur Thérèse Potvin, Leonard Ratzlaff, Ardelle Ries, Garth Worthington, Trent Worthington

 

PATRICIA COOK MEMORIAL AWARD

Patricia Cook, Executive Assistant of Choir Alberta (then the Alberta Choral Federation) from 1990-94, inspired this award with her dedication to arts advocacy and to the important role of the arts in education. The award is presented to a person, choir, institution, program or corporation who/which demonstrates an exemplary commitment to music education in schools or the wider community. The recipient is selected by an appointed committee of the Choir Alberta board from a list of candidates nominated by Choir Alberta members.

Past Patricia Cook Memorial Awards recipients

Colleen Whidden, Alberta Music Festival Association, Violet Archer, Bob Baker, Raymond Baril, Malcolm Edwards, Richard Ferguson, William Edward Hamm, Garth Hobden, Russ Mann, Madge McCready, George Nikel, Save Our Fine Arts (SOFA), Phyllis Schafer, Shared Song - Cantaré Children's Choir and the Calgary Separate School District, University of Alberta Graduate Program in Choral Conducting 


Nominations

All members of Choir Alberta are encouraged to nominate individuals and/or organizations for one or more of the Choir Alberta Awards of Distinction.

NOMINATION FORM

Nomination Deadline: 31 Aug 2017

 
 
 

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