The National College Gospel Choir Competition features Tennessee choirs

The National College Gospel Choir Competition will show up and show out in Louisville on April 8 and 9 at the Cannan Church. Dr. Walter Malone, Jr. is the senior pastor/founder and Sandra F. Malone is the first lady.

Among the 10 college choirs featured are two of Tennessee’s own, including: Tennessee State University and the University of Memphis. The other choirs on the bill are the University of Louisville, the University of Mississippi, Northern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University, Syracuse University, Virginia State, Alcorn State University and Kent State University.

This promises to be an amazing two nights as the best and the brightness college choirs will showcase their talents and compete for almost $30,000 in cash prizes.

Stellar event planner and founder/CEO of the Power to Exhale movement, Charla Young, is the coordinator behind this blessed force of gospel music, and community education.

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The 2016 National College Gospel Choir Competition celebrity judges for the event include: Dr. Ricky Dillard, Martha Munizzi and Bishop Hezekiah Walker. Tickets are affordably priced and on sale now. General admission is $15 for the first night, $25 for the second night and for both nights $35. VIP Admission tickets are $20 for night one, $30 for night two and $45 for the two nights special. Group pricing is available.

As with any competition of this nature, every round goes higher and higher, so get ready for the second annual National College Choir Competition. The spirit of sheer joy and heated anticipation helps to make this event an annual, well attended event set to be remembered for some time to come.

For more information, visit nationalcollegechoirexplosion.org/.