Dr. Bryan Baker Receives the
Dr. Bryan Baker proudly accepted his Individual Artist Award at the 11th Annual Diamond Awards Ceremony at the Hiller Museum in San Carlos Jan. 25. Dr. Baker has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of Masterworks Chorale for the past 10 years, and is also the Assistant Conductor of the San Francisco Choral Society. The Diamond Awards are the signature arts recognition event of the Peninsula Arts Council, a non-profit organization promoting art education and public art in San Mateo County since 1992.
See also the Diamond Award article at San Carlos Patch.
Masterworks Chorale is honored and pleased to announce having received this year’s prestigious Diamond Award, Arts Organization from the Peninsula Arts Council. The Peninsula Arts Council Diamond Awards are presented to recognize outstanding contributions to the arts made by individual artists, educators, volunteers, foundations, corporations, or by government support in San Mateo County.
In addition to the Diamond Award, Masterworks Chorale has also received commendations from many local officials. Governor Schwarzenegger said,
A Certificate of Appreciation from Congresswoman Jackie Speier says,
Each year Masterworks Chorale presents four sets of concerts. They are now in the process of preparing for their March 13-14 concert set, “Spotlight on Broadway”, with great songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Steven Sondheim. The concerts will also include solos and duets by professional vocalists Shawnette Sulker, Jessica Deardorff, and Norman DeVol, as well as audience sing-alongs of Broadway favorites.
The Chorale was founded in 1964 and throughout 46 years has been critically recognized as one of Northern California’s finest choral ensembles. Its repertoire includes choral works composed by the masters from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic Eras, to the works of present day composers destined to be future “masters”. The Chorale is committed to excellence, and its singers are passionate about sharing the music, with the mission:
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