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THE SCOOP | Toronto Dominates Classical Music Nominees At The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

The 60th annual Grammy Awards have announced the complete list of nominees.

This year, three Toronto artists/presenters represent the only Canadians nominated over the 10 classical music categories.

Soprano Barbara Hannigan is nominated for in the Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category for her 2017 album release, Crazy Girl Crazy featuring music by Gershwin, Berg & Berio with Orchestra Ludwig.

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir are both nominated for last years recording of Handel’s Messiah with Andrew Davis, (conductor) Noel Edison (chorus master) and soloists: Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall. Readers can read our review here.

TSO Messiah album producer, Blanton Alspaugh, also has a nod for producer of the year.

This year the 2018 GRAMMY Awards will take place in New York’s Madison Square Garden, making it the first time since 2003 that the ceremony is held outside of Los Angeles.

The 60th Grammy Awards will air live on Jan. 28 on CBS.


Best Orchestral Performance:

Best Opera Recording

Best Choral Performance

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Best Classical Compendium

Best Contemporary Classical Composition


Best Engineered Album, Classical

Producer Of The Year, Classical

*Notes of interest:

— Classical music producer and engineer Morten Lindberg holds the record for most Grammy nominations without a win, with 21.

— Glenn Gould and Leonard Bernstein are also nominated for Best Historical Album.

Good luck to all the nominees!


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