Welcome to Season 4 of Together in Song!
WGBY-TV,Public Television for western New England, is pleased to announce 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 received top honors at the conclusion of the live broadcast on Sunday, April 27. The choral group performed live, along with 6 other finalists at the WGBY studios in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts.
Elementary/Middle School: Hampshire Young People’s Chorus Chamber Singers
High School: Amherst Regional High School Chorale
College: The Smithereens
Adult: Non-Classical: Chill Harmonics
Adult: Classical: Schola Nova
Voters’ Favorite: Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir
Voters’ Favorite: Strike a Chord!
39 choral groups performed over the course of the 4th season of Together in Song in 2014. Their performances were scored by our panel of judges to determine finalists in each of 5 categories. The audience was also encouraged to vote for their favorite groups and two additional fan favorites were chosen based on those votes for the finals. Ultimately, our judges tied in 2 categories and the viewer’s votes broke those ties.
The finals took place as a live broadcast, the Together in Song Regional Choral Awards. Spotlights shown in the skies over Springfield, red carpets were laid down and Hampden Street was closed down in front of WGBY studios in downtown Springfield for the 2-hour live broadcast which was also streamed live on the internet to viewers around the globe.
Series host Kevin Rhodes, Conductor & Director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, was joined for the live broadcast by Russell J. Peotter, WGBY General Manager, and Zydalis Zayas, WGBY Senior Community Engagement Associate. A special panel of 3 judges along with live voting from our viewers during the live broadcast determined this year’s top performer, the Amherst Regional High School Chorale, who will receive their own special half-hour program on WGBY.
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