EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF VERIZON’S HOW SWEET THE SOUND AS LOCAL CHOIRS COMPETE LIVE TO WIN THE TITLE,

‘BEST CHURCH CHOIR IN DETROIT’

Join Gospel Legends CeCe Winans, Donald Lawrence and Marvin Sapp for an Unforgettable Night of Gospel and Praise

WHO:Co-Hosts CeCe Winans and Donald Lawrence with Judges Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker and Kurt Carr

Local choirs will compete for the coveted title, “Best Church Choir in Detroit:”

  Few Voices Category:

  • Pastor Roderick Dallas and Judah (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Men of Grace (Troy, Mich.)
  • Selected of God (Grosse Pointe, Mich.)
  • The Breadhouse Choir (Lansing, Mich.)

  Many Voices Category:

  • The Apostolic Church Sanctuary Choir (Auburn Hills, Mich.)
  • Burning Bush International Ministries Mass Choir (Ypsilanti, Mich.)
  • The Sounds of Faith (Detroit, Mich.)

WHAT: Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound, the premier gospel singing competition, will have Detroit-area residents rejoicing when the tour comes to search for the “Best Church Choir in Detroit.” Participating choirs will compete for the title, up to $16,000, prizes, and the opportunity to participate in Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound grand finale event in Washington, D.C. 

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010, 7:30PM

WHERE:
JOE LOUIS ARENA, 600 Civic Center Dr, Detroit, MI 48226

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BACKGROUND:             Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound gives church choirs the chance to compete for up to $50,000, prizes, and the title, “Best Church Choir in America.” It is much more than a singing competition for choirs – it is an opportunity to celebrate the unique ways that gospel music connects people. Through this program, Verizon empowers church choirs to share their talent and passion with a broader community and gain recognition for their dedication and hard work. For information on tour cities, dates, judging criteria, and official event rules please visit www.HowSweetTheSound.com.