March 25, 2015 Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Written by Diane Whitelaw, Intern, Media Relations and Communications

King's University College Chamber Choir has been nominated for the Jack Richardson Award for Best (Classical) Choral Group. The Chamber Choir consists of King's students, faculty, staff and alumns who have auditioned for the choir, and is under the direction of Janet Loo, King's Campus Ministry. Since 2010, the choir has performed choral works from many genres and eras to full houses twice a year. Proceeds from the choir's performances are donated to charitable organizations. The Chamber Choir performs again on Saturday March 28th, 7:30 p.m. in the Kenny Theatre, Student Life Centre. All are welcome.

The Jack Richardson Music Awards date back to 2005, in honour of the famous Canadian music producer, Jack Richardson. Since his passing in 2011, the Jacks continue to remember his contributions to music in Canada, and London in specific. Richardson advocated for the local music scene, and music education, as he taught at Fanshawe College.

King's University College Chamber Choir is honoured to be nominated for this award. The other nominees in the Choral Group category are London Pro Musica Choir, Karen Schuessler Singers, Amabile Primus, Canadian Celtic Choir, and The London Singers. The Amabile Youth Singers won in this category in 2014. While voting is open to the public for the Fan Favourites categories, voters must be members of the Jack Richardson Music Awards Academy in order to cast votes for all other categories.

King's offers Janet Loo and King's University Chamber Choir congratulations on being nominated, and best wishes as the winners are chosen!

For more information on King's University Chamber Choir, visit http://www.kings.uwo.ca/campus-ministry/chamber-choir/ . For more information on the Jack Richardson Awards, visit http://jrma.ca/nominees2015.php