Gospel Goes Classical Auditions-The Orlando Times
Gospel Goes Classical Orlando Announces High School Choir Auditions And Scholarship Fund
ORLANDO - Gospel Goes Classical, the esteemed international brand concert series that has played venues from Johannesburg, South Africa to the USA, returns to Orlando, Florida this October following a triumphant 2018 debut headlined by Bebe Winans and internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. At that time, the Gospel Goes Classical Scholarship Fund was established to send outstanding high school music and performing arts students to college. A portion of the Gospel Goes Classical Orlando proceeds will be utilized to build the Scholarship Fund from which Orange County Public Schools will award one student.
An audition selection process will be done via video performances of High School choirs singing We Are The Children of The World, an anthem written by Miami-Vice star, singer, songwriter and producer Philip Michael Thomas and his partner Sandi Morais. This song is from the original musical play, Sacha & The Magic Cookie Maker, also written by Thomas and Morais in 2001. “The children are the future generation and if they are taught at an early age the power of self-image psychology, it can have a positive impact on their lives,” says Thomas and Morais. “The lyrics in the song ‘We Are The Children of The World’ will encourage children to believe in themselves and not to give up on their dreams." More details can be obtained at www.philipmichaelthomas.info and www.sandimorais.com.
The selected choir will work with Philip Michael Thomas to perform “We Are The Children of the World” at Gospel Goes Classical Orlando in October 2019. The choir will also have the opportunity to record the song in a professional recording studio. It will be released to national radio stations and digital platforms worldwide. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be allocated to the Gospel Goes Classical Scholarship fund. While attending college, the scholars will be invited back to perform on the Gospel Goes Classical concert stage. In the Words of Golden Globe and 2x NAACP Image Award winner Philip Michael Thomas and his partner Sandi Morais, “We Are The Children of The World’ was written to help reinforce the self-image and self-worth values of our young children.”
Video submission deadline date is April 1, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information call 321-422-2366.
For two decades, the Gospel Goes Classical Brand has made music history as one of the most innovative and wonderful synthesis of musical styles-- a unique blend of Gospel and Classical, a combination that has captured the imagination of the world! This ground-breaking presentation has featured some of gospel’s biggest and brightest stars -- BeBe Winans, Denyce Graves, Marvin Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Juanita Bynum, Jonathan Butler, Kurt Carr, Richard Smallwood, Benjamin Dube of South Africa, VaShawn Mitchell, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Joe Mettle of Ghana. The Gospel Goes Classical recordings have sold over 400,000 units worldwide and garnered over 25 million views on YouTube. For more details about this project, visit www.gospelgoesclassical.com and www.flsw.org and watch the Gospel Goes Classical Concert YouTube Links indicated below.
Gospel Goes Classical Concert Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzCW93NYEVo ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VWZzSHI3a4 ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFzlrDXxjTA ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDPHnQG4Phw