Classical Music & Dance

Kansas City Chorale brings home a Grammy for Rachmaninoff recording

The Kansas City Chorale on Monday won the 2016 Grammy for best choral recording for “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil,” which was performed with the Phoenix Chorale.
The Kansas City Chorale on Monday won the 2016 Grammy for best choral recording for “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil,” which was performed with the Phoenix Chorale.

The Kansas City Chorale has another Grammy Award.

The classical group Monday won the 2016 Grammy for best choral recording for “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil,” which was performed with the Phoenix Chorale.

Charles Bruffy is the artistic director of both ensembles, each of which have earned multiple Grammy nominations in recent years. In 2009, the Phoenix Chorale won the Grammy for best small ensemble performance. In 2012, the Kansas City Chorale won for its recording of of “Life and Breath: Music of Rene Clausen.”

“There really isn’t much time to celebrate until after the awards,” Bruffy said in a commercial break during the CBS broadcast. “Then we’ll get to the party.”

Since this Grammy recognizes a collaborative performance by the two ensembles, Bruffy was asked where this award will be kept — Kansas City or Phoenix?

“It will be on my piano next to the others,” he said.

Robert Trussell: 816-234-4765, @roberttrussell

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