LOS ANGELES - The Kansas City Chorale, conducted by Charles Bruffy, won both of the 2013 Grammy Awards for which it was nominated at the awards ceremony held Sunday in Los Angeles.
The Chorale's 2012 album, "Life & Breath -- Choral Works By René Clausen," received the Grammy Awards for Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Classical Record.
Bruffy, speaking to 41 Action News just before the ceremony, said the nominations alone were recognition from the music industry "that we're doing something right." Chorale Board Chairman Scott Boswell said the nominations demonstrated to the nation the quality of art being produced in the Kansas City area. Boswell thanked the philanthropists who helped to subsidize the recording.
The Chorale was nominated for four 2008 Grammy Awards for its 2007 recording of Alexander Grechaninov's "Passion Week." It won for Best Engineered Classical Album. In the 2009 awards, the group's 2008 CD, "Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works," was nominated for Best Choral Performance and Best Surround Sound Album without winning.