Tonight October 28th at 7 pm at the Staples Center,1111 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, CA 90015-1300 the Grand Finale of How Sweet the Sound will take place. Gospel Legends CeCe Winans, Donald Lawrence, Shirley Caesar and Marvin Sapp will take part in the event and honor Gospel legend, Andraé Crouch for all of his contributions to the industry.
Every year the event boast some of the best gospel music from the nations top choirs and tonight will be no different. This great event and will also feature guest appearances by several celebrities including; Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah who will perform a song from their upcoming film Joyful Noise.
Marvin Sapp, Shirley Caesar, Israel Houghton and honorary guest Andraé Crouch will judge the event and select the winning choir.
The top choirs competing for $25,000 and the title of “America’s Church Choir” include:
-Dallas: St. John Church Music Ministry (Grand Prairie, TX)
-Atlanta: All Nations Life and Praise Church Choir (Stockbridge, GA)
-Washington, D.C.: James E. Jordan, Jr. Adult Choir of Refreshing Spring Church of God In Christ (Riverdale, MD)
-Detroit: The Anointed Voices of Higher Ground Young Adult Choir of Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, Inc. (Columbus, OH)
-St. Louis: Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis Choir of Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis (St. Louis, MO)
-Chicago: All Nations Choir of The Lighthouse Church of All Nations (Alsip, IL)
-Los Angeles: Family Life Center Sanctuary Choir of Family Life Center Apostolic Church (Whittier, Calif.)
-Oakland, Calif.: Christian Life Center Mass Choir of Stockton Christian Life Center, Inc. (Stockton, Calif.)
Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound Gospel Celebration is a yearlong series of gospel experiences that unite communities and cities all across America in celebration and song. Verizon understands the power gospel music has to uplift the spirit and bring comfort and joy to its fans and created the How Sweet the Sound program to create an outlet for self-expression. For more information please visit www.howsweetthesound.com