The San Luis Obispo Vocal Arts Ensemble claimed a victory last month at the Florence International Choral Competition in Italy.
The group, billing itself as California Vocal Arts Ensemble, won second place in the adult mixed choir category on July 24. The Vocal Arts Ensemble also placed second in the folk music category.
According to Gary Lamprecht, Vocal Arts Ensemble founder and music director, the competition featured 13 choral groups from across the globe.
“I’m very proud of all of our singers and so should (be) our supporters in California,” Lamprecht said in a news release.
The Vocal Arts Ensemble recently wrapped up a two-week European tour that kicked off July 14 in France. The trip, which featured 43 singers, was the group’s 11th tour outside the United States in its 39-year history.