WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise Gospel Showcase & Competition

WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise is returning in 2024!

WHYY-TV 12 (PBS) aired “Gospel” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in February 2024 which explores African American religion’s two transcendent gifts to national and world culture: Gospel music and the Black preaching tradition. In honor of this new documentary, WHYY invited soloists, ensembles, as well as youth choirs and adult choirs to enter the WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise competition. This exciting, new contest was created to showcase local community talent and to bring together musicians from across southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

How to enter the contest

Contestants must email a link to a performance (does not have to be in front of an audience and cannot be more than 1 year old), along with their name (or organization’s name), preferred email address and phone number to whyycontests@whyy.org Video links can be via Youtube, Vimeo or similar platforms. Submissions must be received by April 30, 2024, at 5:00pm. Hand delivered or mailed submissions will NOT be accepted.

Official Contest Rules

For any questions or comments, please email ysizer@whyy.org.

Want more information about becoming a sponsor for the 2024 WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise competition, please email: nstuski@whyy.org

Congratulations to the 2023 WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise Overall Winner:

Pine Forge Academy Choir

We would like to thank last year’s WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise Grand Judges

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