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Children's Gospel finalists to highlight Child Month celebrations

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 5:00 AM
Former JCDC Children'’s Gospel competition winner Rajae Coleman (age 6 -10 category).

The most talented junior soloists, choirs and ensembles from across the island will lift their voices this evening at the Jamaica Children's Gospel Song Competition grand final concert.

The concert, being organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport, will be held at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston 10, starting at 6:30 p.m., and will see 24 finalists compete to take home the prestigious national title in their various categories.

According to Stephen Davidson, director of marketing and public relations, "Some remarkable

talents were unearthed throughout the journey of this year's Children Gospel Song Competition, and these finalist are the cream of the crop. From the mouth of babes, the audience at the finals concert will be blessed, and the JCDC is honoured to organise this blessing."

Davidson also noted that each year the competition continues to attract some of the most talented children in Jamaica who compete in the categories Solo, Choir and Ensemble, in two age classes, six-10 years old and 11-15 years.

Not only will the 24 finalists try to out-sing each other for national titles, but they will also be competing to take home cash prizes and trophies from sponsors Chase Fund, Tourism Enhancement Fund, Kingston and St Andrew Corporation, Grace Frankfurters, Crazy Jim Ice Cream, Love 101 FM, Happy Ice, Jamaica Corporative Credit Union League, This Is Really Great Yogurt, Excelsior, Grace Tropical Rhythms, NCU FM, Sweetie Confectionery, TBC Radio and Lifespan Spring Water.

Admission for the concert is: Adults $1,000 pre-sold and $1,200 at the gate and children under 12 years old $500. Tickets are available at Sangster's Bookstores, Bill Express, JCDC head office and online at jcdcjamaica.com. There will also be a special guest performance by popular Jamaican gospel group Perpetual Sounds of Praise.