The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus (BPC), under the musical direction of Adam Luebke, is pleased to announce it is the proud recipient of its FIRST-EVER GRAMMY AWARD for BEST CHORAL PERFORMANCE at this year’s 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. The chorus, along with director Adam Luebke, received the award for their recording of Richard Danielpour’s ‘The Passion of Yeshua.’ The recording features the BPC, prepared by Adam Luebke; the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Grammy Award winner, JoAnn Falletta; and the UCLA Chamber singers, prepared by James K. Bass.
Every Christmas season finds chestnuts roasting by an open fire and being played in concert. This time JoAnn Falletta, along with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, tossed a slight wrinkle into proceedings and it helped differentiate it from other seasonal offerings they’ve performed in the past.
The singers of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, big and strong, threw themselves into the Ode to Joy with gusto. Elation filled the hall. Falletta, throwing herself literally into the music, went airborne once or twice. Seeing her fling her arms wide at the word "Elysium," all you could think was, Freude. Joy! The applause went on long after the music ended.