The Catholic University of America

Excellence in the Arts
awarded to
Murry Sidlin

Sunday, January 30, 2011 

Professor Murry Sidlin, former Dean of the School of Music, was presented with the Excellence in the Arts award by the City Choir of Washington at the prestigious Willard Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Washington, DC.
The City Choir of Washington has established the Excellence in the Arts award to recognize significant and sustained contributions to the arts in the Washington, DC area and beyond.
Murry Sidlin is a conductor and educator with a unique perspective of how music serves American life, and has one of the most diverse musical careers in the country today.  His latest project, Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, is a stunning testimony to the power of music in one of the darkest periods of the world’s history.
Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Chairman of the Defiant Requiem Foundation Board, delivered remarks at this event.  Ambassador Eizenstat and his wife Fran were the Hosts of the October 6 Defiant Requiem performance at The Kennedy Center in which The City Choir of Washington and members of The Catholic University of America Chorus performed.

Excerpt from the May 2010 performance of the Defiant Requiem in Budapest
CLICK HERE to watch the entire performance