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

Michael Vincent, Ludwig Van Toronto

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 year’s recording of Handel’s Messiah with Andrew Davis, (conductor) Noel Edison (chorus master) and soloists: Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall.

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.

Read the full article, including a list of all classical nominees here.