Come and experience a celebration of a lifetime when Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound Gospel Celebration comes to Chicago or a city near you for its fifth awe-inspiring year. Rejoice with local choirs that are competing to represent their city, receiving a chance to advance to the grand finale in New York City to compete for the title as “Best Gospel Choir in America.” This platform gives choirs the opportunity to showcase their love for gospel music in front of fans and gospel greats, competing to win for cash and prizes.
Competitors are judged in front of gospel elites, such as Hezekiah Walker, Fred Hammond, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, CeCe Winans, and VaShawn Mitchell. The returning host for this celebration is Grammy award-winning songwriter, producer, arranger and music producer Donald Lawrence, alongside Grammy award-winning entertainer, producer, author and radio host Yolanda Adams.
Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound was created by Verizon to show its support of the community as well as give back to the community. Verizon Wireless serves over 93 million customers, operating the nation’s largest 4G network and most reliable 3G network in the world. “Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound allows us to connect with our customers and celebrate the impact that local church and choirs and gospel music have on the community,” says Marquett Smith, vice president of corporate communications and community relations, Verizon Wireless.
Last year Salvation and Deliverance Church Choir, the Tarboro, N.C. based choir won the grand prize earning a title as “Best Gospel Choir in America.” The prize money went toward their church programs enabling them to help people in the community.
The Chicago show will take place at the United Center on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale ranging from $10.00 and up. For tickets, visit online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone (800)745-3000. For more information on Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound visit www.howsweetthesound.com.
Hoping to see you there at this wonderful gospel celebration!
Consciousness Magazine had the opportunity to interview Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound hosts and judges. Here is what they had to say about this remarkable event as they travel to various cities around the country. These gospel artists also share valuable information regarding their life and career, in hopes to empower and enlighten our readers and their fans.
Donald Lawrence (Read Interview)
Yolanda Adams (Read Interview)
Fred Hammond (Read Interview)
Erica Campbell (Read Interview)
Hezekiah Walker (Read Interview)
CeCe Winans (Read Interview)
VaShawn Mitchell (Read Interview)
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