Director Emeritus, Elizabeth Patterson and Gloriæ Dei Cantores have been awarded the 2019 American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award, recognizing Patterson’s conducting and leadership, as well as the ensembles’ performances and promotion of American music.

In addition to championing new American composers at home, Maestra Patterson led Gloriæ Dei Cantores on numerous international tours, using music as a bridge between Americans and other countries and nationalities.

Elizabeth Patterson has overseen the development of a repertoire incorporating over 2,400 works including world premieres and commissions by American composers Samuel Adler, Dominick Argento, Gerald Near and Mark O’Connor.

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