SPRINGFIELD, Mass. â" WGBY will celebrate the living choral tradition of our area by showcasing up to 50 non-professional choral ensembles in the new 10-week TV series "Together in Song: A Celebration of Choral Music in Western New England."
"Together in Song" will premiere in the spring of 2011, and air on Saturday evenings. Each episode will feature choral groups from each of the five categories (grade school, high school, college, adult up to 24 voices, adult 25-125 voices). As the season unfolds, judges and viewers will vote for their favorites in each category, and finalists will perform in a spectacular, 2-day festival which will be broadcast live in May 2011.
Those eligible to participate are musical groups dedicated to the enjoyment of choral music, and who are based in WGBY's service area: Western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut, southern Vermont and New Hampshire.
The official registration form can be found at www.wgby.org/togetherinsong. Applicants should also be prepared to create a short video of their ensemble as part of the registration process. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15. Participation in the series will be determined by a jury; chosen groups will be notified in early January 2011.
Registration forms must accompany all submissions, and can be sent to: togetherinsong@...
For more information about the application process, contact Meagan Murphy Forget at 800-781-9429, ext 228.