Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance
Awarded forquality choral performances
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1961
Last awarded2019
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance has been awarded since 1961. There have been several minor changes to the name of the award over this time:

Grammy Award Accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

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Prior to 1961 the awards for opera and choral performances were combined into a single award for Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral.

The Grammy Award for Best Classical Performance - Operatic or Choral was awarded in 1959. The equivalent award, Best Classical Performance - Opera Cast or Choral was awarded in 1960. Since 1962 the award has been divided into separate awards for opera and choral performances. See Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording and Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.

Until 2016, awards were given to the choral conductor and to the orchestra conductor if an orchestra is on the recording, and to the choral director or chorus master if applicable. The choir and/or the orchestra did not receive an award. From 2017, the choir (or 'choral organization' as it is called in the Grammy rules) does receive a Grammy Award as an ensemble.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

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Performers who were not eligible for an award (such as orchestras, soloists or choirs) are mentioned between brackets. From 2017, the choral organization/ensemble does receive an Award.

2019

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