Want To Win The Title Of The Best Church Choir In America, Up To $50,000 and Prizes?
Gospel Legend Marvin Sapp discusses Verizons How Sweet the Sound National Gospel Music Competition The gospel communitys biggest event is back in 2010 with a bang!
Church choirs across the country will have the chance to win the title of The Best Church Choir in America, up to $50,000 and prizes in Verizons How Sweet the Sound competition. Choirs will also rejoice in the experience of performing in front of gospel giants like co-hosts CeCe Winans and Donald Lawrence along with the resident tour judge Marvin Sapp and community members!
Church choirs will compete in 14 regions including: Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Memphis, TN; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Newark, NJ; Cleveland; Detroit, MI; Chicago, IL; Charlotte, NC; Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; Oakland, CA; and Los Angeles, CA. Participating choirs will compete for the title of The Best Church Choir in their city, up to $16,000, prizes, and the opportunity to participate in Verizons How Sweet the Sound grand finale event in Washington, D.C.
Two gospel legends are available to discuss how your community members can be a part of this celebration of gospel music! Co-host Donald Lawrence and Judge Marvin Sapp share Tips on how to prepare for the competition The judging process.
Different categories for small and large choirs What makes a great church choir
How everyone can be a part of the celebration
The V CAST Peoples Choice Award for the choir that captures the heart of the audience at each regional performance and grand finale The charity component
HopeLine, which will collect wireless phones, batteries and accessories in regions where Verizon How Sweet the Sound events are held, to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local domestic violence shelters and nonprofit organizations What makes great gospel music
For more information, please visit www.HowSweetTheSound.com
About Marvin Sapp:
Debuting at #2, Sapps newest record, Here I Am, is the highest debuting gospel release ever on Billboards Top 200 chart. The album also debuted at #1 on Billboards Gospel chart, R&B chart, Top Christian/Gospel chart and on the Christian/Gospel Digital Albums chart. Sapp was first introduced to the gospel community by Fred Hammond as a six-year member of the vocal group Commissioned. He later received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Aenon Bible College and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Friends International Christian University. Musing on his smash gospel hit from the Thirsty release, Never Would Have Made It, Sapp, the senior pastor at The Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, says, The mind blowing thing about Thirsty is that I put it out without expectation. There was no way to predict that Never Would Have Made It would have the impact that it had. As a family man, Sapp believes praise and worship starts in the home he shares with his wife of 18 years, MaLinda and their three children Marvin II, Mikaila and Madisson. He will be a judge in the How Sweet the Sound competition .