iSing won first prize in both the Chamber Choirs of Equal Voices and Sacred Choral A Cappella categories, and ultimately claimed the competition's grand prize.
"Now we know that Silicon Valley isn't just about Facebook," competition founder Ralf Eisenbeiss said, after iSing's victory.
Now in its fifth season, iSing Silicon Valley trains 250 local young female singers in musicianship as well as community involvement and leadership. The group is based in Palo Alto's First Baptist Church.
iSing also recently won Chorus America's 2018 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award for a work to be written by Grammy-nominated composer Adam Schoenberg, setting excerpts from Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's memoir, "Night." As part of its current European tour, iSing visited the Terezin Concentration Camp, to deepen members' understanding of the new work, which will be premiered in spring 2019, according to a press release.
iSing will also offer a joint concert with Prazska Kantilena in Prague, and will perform at the Kaasgrabenkirche in Vienna.
—Karla Kane, Palo Alto Weekly
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