Now that choirs can once again sing together, BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year is back!
The contest looks for the best amateur gospel choirs in the country to take part in this celebration, which has become a popular and prestigious event in the Gospel music world. If you sing in a Gospel choir and think you’ve got what it takes to bring home the trophy, the renown and £1,000, this is your chance!
All you need to do is send in two recordings of the songs you’d choose to sing if you were to get through to the televised finals. All information, including the Entry Form, Rules and Privacy Notice can be found on the Songs of Praise website bbc.co.uk/songsofpraise.
The deadline for entries to be received is Midnight Sunday 3rd July 2022.
The televised finals will be recorded over one day on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at The Monastery Manchester with the programmes themselves due for broadcast in early 2023.
Prior to the television finals, leading musical director Ken Burton will visit the five choirs chosen to go through. He will conduct a workshop to help each choir prepare for the recording. All the choirs who enter, whether they make it through to the finals or not, will receive constructive written feedback from the shortlisting judges.
For more info, you can contact Serena Pinto at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Spread the word and get ready. Can’t wait to listen to all the competitors!