How Sweet The Sound Seeks Bay Area's Best Choir In California

Six Bay Area church choirs who have qualified for Verizon Wireless’ How Sweet The Sound(SM) semi-final competition will perform at ORACLE Arena for a chance to compete in the national grand finale for a cash prize of up to $25,000 and the title of the best church choir in America.


Small Choir Category:
Antioch Church Family – Voices
Havenscourt Community Church
Independent Holiness Church
New St. Paul Community Baptist Church

Large Choir Category:
East Bay Church of Religious Science
Jubilee Christian Center

Host: Donald Lawrence
Judges: Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp and Marshalen Martin


October 10, 2008
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: media interviews (must be confirmed in advance)
6:00 p.m.: Doors open
7:30 p.m.: Competition begins


7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621


How Sweet The Sound is an opportunity to celebrate the unique ways that music connects people within their community.

Tickets to the October 10 show can be purchased via Ticketmaster or the ORACLE Arena Box Office and are $7 for floor seats and $5 for upper level seats. For more information on How Sweet The Sound, visit  

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