The St. Louis African Chorus  became the youngest recipient of the Missouri Arts Award, the state's highest honor to individuals and institutions that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic landscape of Missouri. Pictures below from the Award Ceremony, February 14, 2001 at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.

First Lady Lori Hauser Holden presents FredO with the Award. Norree Boyd, Missouri Arts Council Executive Director looks on

FredO with Brenda Jones of MO Botanical Garden, and Autry Jackson of the Missouri Arts Council.

FredO with some African Chorus board members and volunteers

FredO with other honorees pose with First Lady Lori Hauser Holden