How Sweet the Sound Offers $50 Grand for Gospel Choirs

Verizon’s annual ‘How Sweet the Sound’ tour returns with Grammy Award winner Cece Winans and producer, Donald Lawrence, whom will serve as the co-host. The How Sweet the Sound tour provides a chance for gospel choirs to win up to $50,000.

Marvin Sapp will serve as the resident judge. “It is an honor to return as resident judge for this joyous event that honors the foundation of our community – the church choir,” said Sapp. “How Sweet the Sound has become a second family for me, and I can’t wait to see our family grow in 2011.”

In addition, he will be joined on the judges panel by Mary Mary, Dorinda Clark Cole, Fred Hammond, Richard Smallwood, James Fortune, Byron Cage, Ricky Dillard, Shirley Caesar and more. The tour will make nine stops at cities including:

Dallas – Sept. 15 at American Airlines Center
Atlanta – Sept. 17 at Philips Arena
Charlotte, N.C. – Sept. 19 at Time Warner Cable Arena
Washington, D.C. – Sept. 21 at Verizon Center
Detroit – Sept. 24 at Joe Louis Arena
St. Louis – Sept. 26 at Scottrade Center
Chicago – Sept. 27 at United Center
Los Angeles – Oct. 1 at STAPLES Center
Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 4 at Oracle Arena


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