Mayor Walsh announces open auditions for Gospelfest Community Choir

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and his Office of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment today announced the beginning of open auditions for the Gospelfest Community Choir, to be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 and Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Boston City Hall.

Now in its 15th year, Gospelfest is Boston’s premier Gospel Showcase, blending contemporary and traditional gospel melodies. Last year, Mayor Walsh opened the auditions to the public.

Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, have had prior choir experience, and be prepared to perform 30 seconds of a gospel song of their choice.

Gospelfest 2015 will be held Sunday, August 9, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., featuring Erica Campbell.

Erica Campbell is a three time Grammy nominee, and part of the duo Mary Mary,well known for “Shackles (Praise You).” She has since produced a solo album HELP,which held top ranks on the Billboard Gospel Chart for seven weeks.

Enter Boston City Hall from the Congress Street entrance (across from Faneuil Hall).  Auditions will be held on the 3rd Floor Lobby.  City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via State Street (Orange and Blue lines) and Park Street (Green and Red lines). For additional information call 617-635-3911 or visit tourism.