The 2023 J. Reilly Lewis Award for Outstanding Contributions to Choral Music

will be presented to Ms. Lewis by Bill Bukowski, host of Choral Showcase on WETA Classical, for her continued promotion of the work of D.C. area choral organizations and singers, which supports and expands the legacy of her late husband.

“Ovation” Awards

The Greater Washington D.C. Choral Excellence “Ovation” Awards will be presented in three categories; nominees for programs in the current or immediate past season are:

Best DEI Programming

National Philharmonic Chorale
Voce Chamber Singers
Congressional Chorus

Proactive Community Outreach

GenOUT Youth Chorus
Encore Creativity

Best Educational Outreach

GenOUT Youth Chorus
Children’s Chorus of Washington
Children of the Gospel Choir


Ovation award winners will be announced during the Gala program.