The National Arts Center Orchestra and Alexander Shelley were selected for Best Classical Album of the Year JUNO for New Worlds (contains Dvorak symphony no 9 -From the New World) and Sokolovic Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes).
Ana Sokolovic was selected for Best Classical Composition of the Year JUNO for Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes, commisioned and recorded by NACO.
Ewashko Singers sang on the Sokolovic composition recording.
Former conductor of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Laurence Ewashko celebrates his 29th season of choral activity in the National Capital Region. As a choral clinician, vocal coach and adjudicator, he has been a driving force in enhancing the standard of choral music in Canada and abroad.
Maestro Ewashko has prepared choruses for many prestigious conductors, including Sir Colin Davis, Trevor Pinnock, Mario Bernardi, Gabriel Chmura, Jane Glover, Jack Everly, Pinchas Zukerman and Alexander Shelley.
Formed in 1992, the Ewashko Singers have developed into one of the most flexible vocal ensembles in the National Capital Region. From Beethoven, Mahler and Verdi to Richard Rodgers and Howard Shore, they skilfully perform music across a wide range of genres and languages.