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Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Chorus

The Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Chorus was awarded from 1961 to 1968. In its first year, the award specified that a "chorus" contains seven or more artists. This award was presented alongside the award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group. Before 1961 these awards were combined into the Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus.

Although in the "pop" field the award did not specify pop music performances. In 1969 and 1970 a pop-specific award was presented for Best Contemporary Performance by a Chorus.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.


Year[I] Winner(s) Work Nominees Ref.
1961 Norman Luboff (choir director)
(performed by the Norman Luboff Choir)
Songs of the Cowboy [1]
1962 Johnny Mann Singers
(performed by the Johnny Mann Singers & The Si Zentner Orchestra)
Great Band With Great Voices [2]
1963 The New Christy Minstrels Presenting The New Christy Minstrels [3]
1964 The Swingle Singers Bach's Greatest Hits [4]
1965 The Swingle Singers The Swingle Singers Going Baroque [5]
1966 Ward Swingle (choir director)
(performed by The Swingle Singers)
Anyone for Mozart? [6]
1967 Ray Conniff (choir director)
(performed by the Ray Conniff Singers)
"Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme From Dr. Zhivago)" [7]
1968 Johnny Mann Singers "Up, Up and Away" [8]


  • "Past Winners Search". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved March 19, 2015. Note: User must select the "Pop" category as the genre under the search feature.
  1. ^ "Grammy Awards 1961". Awards & Shows.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Grammy Awards 1962". Awards & Shows.
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards 1963". Awards & Shows.
  4. ^ "Grammy Awards 1964". Awards & Shows.
  5. ^ "Grammy Awards 1965". Awards & Shows.
  6. ^ "Grammy Awards 1966". Awards & Shows.
  7. ^ "Grammy Awards 1967". Awards & Shows.
  8. ^ "Grammy Awards 1968". Awards & Shows.

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