CALL FOR ENTRIES: Deadline extended!
TOGETHER IN SONG SEASON 4
TV Series to Feature Regional Choral Groups
WGBY is pleased to announce a fourth season of Together in Song and how you and your choral group might be able to be a part of the excitement and fun. We want this year’s season to be as exciting and as representative of the wealth of choral music tradition in western New England as our previous three seasons. Kevin Rhodes, Music Director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, has hosted the show for all three seasons and will return again for Season 4. Every season has achieved a notable accomplishment:
Season 1: Set records for visits to wgby.org
Season 2: Showcase nominated for a Regional Emmy ®
Season 3: Highest Live Showcase attendance to date.
Entering is easy! Entries for Together in Song’s fourth season will be accepted starting Thursday, September 26, 2013. The deadline for submission is Monday, November 25, 2013 Monday, December 2, 2013.
WGBY’s GOAL for TOGETHER IN SONG
To again celebrate the living choral tradition in western New England by showcasing up to 50 non-professional choral ensembles in a multi-episode television series entitled Together in Song: A Celebration of Choral Music in Western New England. The series will culminate in a Showcase that will be broadcast live on WGBY.
- Elementary/Middle School
- High School
- Adult Classical
- Adult Non-Classical
Musical groups dedicated to the performance of choral music and who are based in western New England (the WGBY service area of western MA, northern Connecticut, southern Vermont, and New Hampshire) are eligible for consideration. Applicants should upload a 2-4 minute video clip of their ensemble to YouTube or Facebook. Submissions on DVD will also be accepted. The deadline for submission is Monday, November 25, 2013 Monday, December 2, 2013. In order to participate in the TV series, choirs must be available for taping in the WGBY studios between January 20 and February 15, 2014. (February 17-21 are reserved for missed tapings due to weather cancellations.) All participants must also be prepared to be available on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in the event that they are selected to perform in the Showcase. Choirs that have participated in any season of Together in Song are eligible to enter for Season 4.
September 26, 2013: Call For Entries
November 25, 2013: Deadline For Entries Extended: December 2, 2013
December 23, 2013: Participants Announced (tentative)
Jan. 20-Feb. 12, 2014: Ensemble Tapings
February 17-21, 2014: Snow Dates for Missed Tapings
March 15, 2014: Season 4 Premieres (tentative)
April 16, 2014: Showcase Winners Announced (tentative)
April 27, 2014: Showcase
REVIEW PROCESS AND CRITERIA
Participation in the TV series is determined by a jury. All participants will be notified in late December 2013.
We have made it as easy for you as possible to participate in Together in Song. Once selected, ensembles will be responsible for preparing a set of approximately four minutes in duration. This may be one selection or up to three, as long as the total duration is approximately four minutes. Instrumental accompaniment will be limited to a piano or small acoustic instruments held by singers.
Performances will be taped in WGBY’s Springfield studios throughout the months of January and February 2014 (Monday through Wednesday evenings, or Saturday daytime, if needed). February 17-21 are reserved for missed tapings caused by weather cancellations.
Together in Song Season 4 will premiere during the month of March and will air on Saturday evenings. As the season unfolds, judges and viewers will vote for their favorite performances in each category. These votes will determine which groups will perform in the April 27 Showcase.
The Showcase will be a single live broadcast, hosted by Kevin Rhodes, on Sunday, April 27, 2014. All participating groups must be ready to perform in the Showcase in the event that they are selected.
All submissions must include a completed Registration Form. It only takes a few minutes to complete! Access the Registration form at www.wgby.org/tisregister. Registration will open on September 26 and close at midnight on November 25 December 2. Good Luck!