Awards and Concert Tour History

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Honored Guest Choir for the Tchaikovsky Music Festival of Winners (Russia), the culminating national festival of regional winners from throughout Russia.
  • Gold Awards for choral excellence in the Montreal, Quebec and Vancouver Choral Festivals of Canada
  • Award for Choral ExcellenceFestival of Music and Youth in Vienna, Austria
  • Gold Medals  in the International Choral Kathaumixw in British Columbia, Canada 1st place in the folksong and the children’s choir competitions
  • Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (Wales). The choir is honored with participation (four times) in this prestigious festival in Wales (1989 – placing 8th; 1993 -8th; 1995 – 4th;  2003 2nd in the World.
  • “Choir of the Year” and two Gold Medals in the Bournemouth Competitions Festival in England
  • Gold Medal (Women’s Choir division) ) Cantonigros International Music Festival in Barcelona, Spain
  • Silver Medal (Children’s Choir division) Cantonigros International Music
  • Two Gold Medals (Children’s Choir division) Golden Gate International Children’s Choir Festival in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.  Mr. Stevens named most outstanding conductor of the festival..
  • Selected for national recordings by Silver-Burdett Music Textbook Publishers.  Recordings were used to be an example to children and to help school children throughout the world learn songs appearing in the textbook series.
  • Children’s Choir selected to represent the United States at the “World Vision International Children’s Choir Festival” in South Korea

HISTORY OF CONCERT TOURING

  • 1985  – Inaugural tour: Wyoming and Montana
  • 1986  – U.S. East Coast, (New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Williamsburg)
  • 1987  – Germany & Austria (International Youth Music Festival, Vienna – “Award for Choral Excellence”)
  • 1988  – California and British Columbia (International Choral Kathaumixw, 2nd place)
  • 1989  – Great Britain (International Musical Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales – 8th place; and the Grand Prize “Choir of the Year” at the Bournemouth Competitions Festival)
  • 1990  – Russia “Tchaikovsky Music Festival” (International Guest Choir for Festival of Winners)
  • 1991  – Australia (International Music Festival, Sydney)
  • 1992  – British Columbia, Canada (International Choral Kathaumixw)
  • 1993  – Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic and Germany
  • 1994  – British Columbia, Canada (International Choral Kathaumixw)
  • 1995  – Great Britain (Bournemouth Competitions Festival – 1st place and 4th place at the International Musical Eisteddfod Llangollen, Wales)
  • 1996  – British Columbia, Canada (International Choral Kathaumixw)
  • 1997  – California (Children’s Celebration Choral Festival)
  • 1998  – Italy, France and Spain (Internacional Festival de Music de Cantonigros, near Barcelona) – Women’s Choir won grand prize (over women’s choirs from England, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and United States); our combined boys and girls concert choirs won 2nd place in the children’s choir division.
  • 1999  – California – Golden Gate Children’s Choral Festival – in San Francisco Bay Area
  • 2000  – Germany, Austria and Czech Republic (Munich, Leipzig, Eisenach, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague)
  • 2001  – Orlando, Florida (Disney World: Children in Harmony Choral Festival)
  • 2002  – Arizona (Con Brio)
  • 2003  – New Mexico, Ireland, England and Wales (2nd Place Youth Choir Division in Llangollen Royal International Musical Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales)
  • 2004  – South Korea; children’s concert choir represented the United States at the World Vision International Children’s Choir Festival in Seoul and surrounding region;
    – Con Brio Women’s Choir went to Salt Lake City, Utah to “Women In Song” Festival;
    – Vocal Ensemble to Vancouver, B.C. Gold Medal at Vancouver Heritage Festival
  • 2005  – Con Brio Women’s Choir went to Portland Oregon for a joint concert with Belle Voci, a Portland Women’s Choir Children’s Choir to Eugene, Oregon to the “Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival”
  • 2006  – San Francisco “Golden Gate Children’s Choir Festival/Competition” (Children’s Choir winner of two gold medals and Steve Stevens honored as most outstanding conductor at the festival; Vocal Ensemble won Silver Medal at the International Choral Kathaumixw in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2007  – Italy (children’s choir and vocal ensemble) Amalfi Coast and Rome;  San Francisco (Con Brio Women’s Choir)
  • 2008  – Southern California (Disneyland) Vocal Ensemble;  Children’s Choir to International Choral Kathaumixw, Powell River, B.C. (winner of gold medal in children’s choir competition)
  • 2009  – Pacific International Children’s Choir Festival (PICCFEST) in Oregon, U.S.A.
  • 2010  – England and Wales; the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales
  • 2012  – San Francisco Bay “Golden Gate International Children and Youth Choral Festival”
  • 2013  – Crescent City Children and Youth Choir Festival – New Orleans, LA. (Children’s Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble)