Welcome to Season 5! Voting is now open!
WGBY-TV, Public Television for western New England, is very excited to launch a new season of Together in Song. This local show, supported in part by Mass Mutual, is by far the most ambitious annual televised series produced by WGBY. Hosted by Springfield Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kevin Rhodes, the series features performances by regional choral groups. The performances are evaluated by a panel of judges and by viewers, with the top groups competing on stage at the live Regional Choral Awards show on April 26.
Starting on Saturday, March 7, you will be able to watch all Season 5 performances online at wgby.org/togetherinsong. We are streaming them, in High Def of course, via YouTube to make them easier than ever to share!
And we do want to encourage you to do exactly that. SHARE the excitement with anyone, anywhere in the world! Posting on your favorite social network is easy. Scroll down to the bottom of any page and you’ll see a little Share widget with a Facebook, Twitter and Google+ logo.
When you hover over it you’ll see a long list of social apps. Just click the one you want, and share a link to that page. If you’re tweeting we encourage you to use the hashtag #TISonWGBY. You can also start playing any of the videos and then right click inside the Video Player to grab the video URL and share a video player right on your Facebook page.
We also encourage you to VOTE for your favorite group or groups! Every group page has a VOTE button. Just click the button and you’re done! Votes can be registered once each week for as many groups as you’d like (beginning Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm, when the season officially begins).
Our judges will be picking a group in each category to advance to the live Regional Choral Awards show on April 26, and the two top vote getters will be joining them based entirely on viewer’s votes. In our final program one group will emerge with the prize of their own 30-minute performance taping and broadcast 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.