Monday, May 16, 2005

Festival Concludes: UAB wins Two Awards

Well! It is over and the choir is back in Paris.

We are happy to report that we tied for the top award in Category 1 and that we received a special award for "Interpretation of a French Composition." The top award of the competition went to the other choir from the USA, the Salt Lake City choir. They were very good and they were the ones we tied with in Category 1.

Like champions, our choir was disappointed that they did not win (as was their director). However, the more we explored the scoring sheets and talked with the jury, the more we realized how close we came to winning the whole thing.

I'm very proud of the group and they are proud of themselves. We are off to see the city and bring a happy conclusion to this outstanding trip!


Nick said...

That reminds me of Ole Miss' situation in '95 with the japanese choir...still I bet you guys were awesome and I am proud to be an alum of the great UAB Concert Choir...

Ronnie Hendricks said...

The memories of this trip won't be clouded by missing the top prize at the competition! The years ahead will affirm the friendships, the teamwork, the shared thrills of seeing Paris for the first time, and the beauty of the music you've created. These will far outweigh any disappointments of the moment! We are all so proud of all of you. Thank you, Dr. Copeland, for having the drive to challenge our kids, and for giving them this incredible opportunity.

Ronnie Hendricks

Suzanne Scivley said...

We are so proud!

Enjoy the rest of the trip - have a ball - no pressure now, just fun!

Mama Sciv and Daddy Sciv

Debbie Movelle said...

You all ROCK!
(Is that still a cool word?!
Kids here at school are telling me TIGHT is now IN! )
No kick back and have a great time in Paris!!
o o

Anonymous said...

We are so proud of all of you!! Have fun and relax on the rest of your trip!

Thanks Dr. Copeland for everything you have done for these kids!

Rick Rector

Nora said...

Congratulations from the UAB Music Office on the tie for top award in Cat. 1 and for the special award also!
Have fun and be safe.

The Carter's said...

You are still Number 1 in our eyes.
Have a great rest of the trip. Tell Chris we said hello. Hugs and Kisses to all. Our Favorite Choir.
The Carter's

The Beck's said...

Congratulations! This is an outstanding achievement, your are still #1 in our eyes! This is quite an accomplishment, nothing to be ashamed of. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your trip. We are looking forward to hearing about everything when you return!Give Kevin our love.
Deborah Beck

Anonymous said...

Dr. Copeland,
Every day I have eagerly gone to the computer for news of the trip. You have been wonderful to keep us so upt to date--almsot as if we had been with you. Congratulations on a job well done. We look forward to welcoming all of you home on Wednesday. Our prayers are for a safe trip home and wonderful memories for all of you. Best to Charles, our favorite choir, and director. The Henry's

Bill Giles said...

I was browsing and came across y'all's blog site and realized how much I miss y'all. I'm really proud of y'all, though! I hope everyone is doing well, and I'd love to hear from any of you! Just post a comment on my blog, and I'll get back to you ASAP!

Just out of curiosity, which choir from Salt Lake was it? I'm living in Utah right now, so I'm a little curious. Keep up the good work!