Live Showcase Finalists Announced!
WGBY-TV, Public Television for western New England, is pleased to bring you the fifth season of Together in Song, a celebration of our region’s rich choral tradition. The area’s top choral groups–hundreds of performers–have competed in five categories over the past several weeks. The finalists in each category along with our 2 top vote getters as determined by you, the viewers, are listed below.
BUT WAIT….we had some very exciting things happen over this past weekend, and now we will have THREE voter favorites due to a tie!!
The Together in Song Regional Choral Awards Finalists:
Elementary/Middle School: Children’s Chorus of Springfield
High School: Hall High Choraliers
College: The Smith College Smithereens
Adult: Non-Classical: The Connotations
Adult: Classical: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Choir
Voters’ Favorite: Mt. Greylock Regional High School Choir
Voters’ Favorite: Spectrum A Cappella*
Voters’ Favorite: The Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Select Choir*
*Both of these groups received the next highest number of audience votes—and they were tied!
Throughout the past several weeks our viewers have been picking their favorites by voting here on our web site. These 8 choral groups will now advance to our Together in Song Regional Choral Awards, to be broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 26th from 7-9pm! This season is made possible through the generous support of the MassMutual Financial Group and viewers like you.
Don’t miss our very special LIVE broadcast of the Together in Song Regional Choral Awards with our hosts Kevin Rhodes, Conductor & Director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and Russell J. Peotter, WGBY General Manager. They’ll be joined by a special panel of 3 judges who along with your votes during the live broadcast will determine this year’s overall winner of Together in Song who will receive their own special half-hour program on WGBY.
WGBY congratulates the winner of the 2014 Together in Song Regional Choral Awards, the Amherst Regional High School Chorale, who were finalists in the High School category and received top honors during our live broadcast in April 2014. As winners, the group was featured in their own half-hour special that was broadcast through the fall and winter.
The support of our viewers has helped bring the performances of thousands of local singers into your homes over the last four seasons of Together in Song. Please consider making a gift to Together in Song to help continue to make that possible.