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Gone to the Grammys

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Robert Simpson, Marianna Parnas-Simpson

Houston Chamber Choir founder and artistic director Robert Simpson accepted a Grammy Award with his wife Marianna Parnas-Simpson, a Houston Chamber Choir member. (Photo: B. Bender) 

The Houston Chamber Choir, an award-winning professional ensemble, won a Grammy Award for “Best Choral Performance” for its Signum Records recording of “Duruflé: Complete Choral Works,” a performance of music by 20th-century French composer Maurice Duruflé. Houston Chamber Choir founder and artistic director Robert Simpson conducted, with Ken Cowan on organ. Simpson and his wife, Marianna Parnas-Simpson (pictured), a Houston Chamber Choir member, accepted the award at the ceremonies in Los Angeles. The recording was also part of a second Grammy that Blanton Alspaugh won for Producer of the Year, Classical, for his work on eight recordings. See houstonchamberchoir.org for upcoming concerts.

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