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The Dale Warland Singers were a 40-person choral group in the United States, based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Considered the spiritual successors of famous choral groups such as the Robert Shaw Chorale, the Dale Warland Singers (founded in 1972 and conducted by Dale Warland) tackled a repertoire of difficult, complex, and beautiful polyphonic works for a cappella choir, as well as a pieces for accompanied choir. Their repertoire consisted primarily of twentieth-century composers and arrangers, showcasing works by Arvo Pärt, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Stephen Paulus and others, with well-known classics by the likes of Allegri and Mendelssohn. The Singers' farewell concert was held on May 30, 2004.

They were the first recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ Margaret Hillis Achievement Award for choral excellence (1992).[1] They have also received ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming (1992, 1993, 1996 and 1999).[1] Their 2003 compact disc Walden Pond was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.[1] They have also received the ASCAP Victor Herbert Award (2003), the Distinguished Master Artists Award (University of South Florida) (2004), the Sally Ordway Irvine Award for Vision (2003), and others[2]

The Dale Warland Singers album Lux Aurumque was named a top ten classical album by National Public Radio in 2007 [3] Their previous album, Harvest Home, reached number 11 on the Billboard Top Classical Albums in November 2005. [4]


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