The Kansas City metro area laid claim Monday to a pair of Grammy Awards, as the Kansas City Chorale won for Best Choral Performance and Prairie Village, Kansas, native and international opera singer Joyce DiDonato won for Best Classical Vocal Solo Album.
The Chorale won for its album “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil” in collaboration with the Phoenix Chorale (Charles Bruffy, who accepted the award, directs both groups). That work had also been nominated for Best Engineered Album, Classical.
Philip Enloe, a music teacher at Bingham Middle School in Independence, is a member of the Kansas City Chorale and also was a member when the group won the Best Choral Performance Grammy in 2013 for its album “Life & Breath – Choral Works by René Clausen.”
Blue Springs residents Devin Ceperley and Matthew Gladden also are members of the Kansas City Chorale, but they had not yet joined when the group recorded “All-Night Vigil.”