Jon Washburn Vancouver Chamber CHoir

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Accolades

The Awards


2014 - JUNO Award Nomination: "A Quiet Place"

Michael Korn Founders Award: Jon Washburn (Chorus America)

2002 - Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Medal: Jon Washburn

2001 - Member of the Order of Canada: Jon Washburn

JUNO Award Nomination: "Once on a Windy Night"

2000 - Friend of Canadian Music Award: Jon Washburn
(Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian League of Composers)

The Louis Botto Award: Jon Washburn (Chorus America)

Education & Outreach Award: (Chorus America)

1998 - Margaret Hills Award for Choral Excellence (Chorus America)

1996 - JUNO Award Nomination: "An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts"

1995 - Distingushed Service Award: Jon Washburn
(Association of Canadian Choral Conductors)

Outstanding Choral recording: "An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts"
(Association of Canadian Choral Conductors)

1989 - Ensemble of the year: Canadian Music Council

From the critics


"...singing of intensity and quality."
-THE VANCOUVER SUN

"... in [Jon Washburn's] hands the choir's sound was inviting and well balanced."
-THE VANCOUVER SUN

"... When it comes to unearthly beauty and awe-inspiring power, they're a pretty fine mortal approximation of how celestial singers should sound."
-NORTH SHORE NEWS

"Jon Washburn's Choir remains at the forefront of Canadian vocal ensembles."
- THE TORONTO STAR

"...the choir's performance... began with admiration and finally left you in awe."
-THE VANCOUVER SUN

"Canada's leading professional vocal ensemble."
- THE TORONTO STAR

"...one of the finest ensembles in the world."
- CHORUS! MAGAZINE ATLANTA

"The Vancouver Chamber Choir has no rivals..."
- THE HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD

"This was a brilliant performance and the audience appeared spellbound..."
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL

"Elegante Virtuosität - polyphone Farbigkeit."
-BOTE VOM GRABFELD, GERMANY

"Spectacular triumph."
- CALGARY HERALD

From the audience


"I am always forced to pause and listen with an open heart when I hear your voices."
- Debret Dawson

"The [Vancouver Chamber Choir's] concert was simply outstanding... presented with clarity of line, dynamic control, and balanced, beautiful tone."
-Marie McCarthy, Director, Acadia Vocal Ensemble

"I was transported!"
-Mary Ellen Poole

"Quite simply, you took my breath away!"
- Bari Castle, first-time VCC concert-goer

"This is the first time I have witnessed a standing ovation within a concert program. It was richy deserved..."
- Milton Olsson, American Choral Directors' Association

"... the a capella voices thrilled, comforted, and allowed us to drift from our present cares and concerns into a world of beautiful harmony."
- Virginia , Minnesota

"It's such a treasured experience each time."
-Barbara J. Fox, subscriber