Windsor Classic Chorale (WCC) is happy to congratulate their Director, Dr. Joel Tranquilla, for being awarded the Emerging Artist Award. Dr. Tranquilla was nominated by this year’s Artist Award laureate, Lydia Adams. Ms. Adams of Caledon is the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto and the Elmer Iseler Singers.
The Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts recognize outstanding achievements by Ontario’s artists and arts organizations immersed in professional arts in Ontario.
“We are very proud of Joel and his many accomplishments.” said Jeff Wilkinson, WCC’s President. “Joel is an integral part of helping make the Classic Chorale what we are today. His insight and vision of what music can be in Windsor is a huge benefit to us. We consider ourselves lucky to have him!”
Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario was quoted as saying “We are proud to recognize Ontario’s artists and arts organizations. I congratulate the finalists and award recipients that we’re celebrating tonight. Their talent — and the talent of all the province’s accomplished artists — inspire the hearts and minds of people across Ontario.”.
Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport recognizes that “Ontario is home to a great wealth of talent that can be seen in our inspired artists and innovative arts organizations. The passion they bring to their work, their music and their performances enriches the extraordinary cultural life that we enjoy today in communities across the province. Congratulations to all our nominees and winners.”