The North Shore Choral Society is delighted to announce the winners of our 2020 Donald Chen Young Artist Award (DCYAA) competition, held on April 5, 2020.
This award, established in 2008 in honor of music director emeritus Dr. Donald Chen, supports and promotes young, emerging singers. Each contestant selected and performed one operatic aria and one contrasting art song or oratorio aria for a panel of judges including NSCS Music Director Dr. Julia Davids and guest judges Dr. Anne Heider and Dr. Donald Chen. The winners, chosen from a field of eight finalists, are:
W. A. Mozart. As first place recipient, she is awarded $500 and a paid performance with North Shore Choral Society.
and "Prologue" from I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo.
Ms. Neary performed "Non so le tetre immagini" from Il Corsaro by Giuseppe Verdi and "A Monk and His Cat" from Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber. The third place award is $100.