Registration is now open for How Sweet the Sound™! How Sweet the Sound is back in 2010 and bigger than ever with the expansion to three new communities including Charlotte, Jacksonville and Cleveland. Now in its third year, How Sweet The Sound – a national program created by Verizon Wireless – gives church choirs nationwide a chance to win the title of “The Best Church Choir in America” and up to $50,000 in cash and prizes.
How Sweet the Sound is much more than a singing competition for choirs – it is an opportunity to celebrate the unique ways that music connects people within their communities. Interested choir representatives can visit www.HowSweetTheSound.com or select Verizon Wireless retail locations for more information and to register for a chance to compete at concerts that will take place in the following cities: Houston, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, Tenn., Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif., Jacksonville, Fla., Cleveland, Charlotte, N.C.
Often referred to as the “American Idol” for church choirs, with a strong focus on celebrating the Gospel community, the program features exceptional talent with both the church choirs who compete and perform as well as the acclaimed Gospel giants who serve as hosts, judges and performers and tickets range from only $5-$7! Past judges and hosts have included Gospel greats such as Marvin Sapp, Donald Lawrence, James Fortune, Dorinda Clark Cole and many more. Throughout the program Verizon Wireless collects used phones to refurbish and uses all proceeds to benefit victims of domestic violence. In 2009, over 100,000 people attended these live events in 11 regions throughout the country including none other than music legend Stevie Wonder.
As you know, Gospel music has served as a foundation for many of today’s popular music genres and has inspired many of today’s chart toppers across the board (John Legend, Robin Thicke, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston) and this tour gives back to that community that started it all, but often goes unrecognized. The event is truly inspiring.
We hope that you will help to spread the message of registration to hopeful church choirs across the country!
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