Name a Phoenix-based musical act thats been nominated for five Grammys in the same year. Alice Cooper? False. CeCe Peniston? Uh, no. Jimmy Eat World? Gross, dude. Phoenix Bach Choir? Say what?
Say yes to the following nominations for the choral group:
Best Classical Album
Best Choral Performance
Best Surround Sound Album
Best Engineered Album, Classical
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Also, the producer of the groups Passion Week, Blanton Alspaugh, has been nominated as Producer of the Year for the classical genre.
So youre sitting there, dumfounded. How could such a renowned ensemble, around since 1958, be right under your nose? Well, no worries, friend, because we were in the same ignorant position until we saw and heard the PBC a few months ago (for an online review of a November 2007 show, peep http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/uponsun/2007/11/phoenix_bach_choir_trinity_epi.php).
Get a peek at what February 10s 50th annual Grammy Awards hold in store hopefully -- during the Bach Choirs Laud to the Nativity program.
Sun., Dec. 23, 3 p.m., 2007