The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) today announced Charlene Pauls as the recipient of the 2018 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. She will receive the award at the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth’s 25th annual Come Together in Song concert at ClearView Church on Saturday, November 24 at 7 p.m.
The jury was unanimous in its decision, stating: “We are very impressed by Charlene, a conductor who leads her choirs to a very high level of achievement. She is a vibrant and effective community builder, as well as an excellent musician and choral educator. We also applaud her strong commitment to Canadian music and the way she weaves social consciousness into her work.”