Win a Support Slot for The Blind Boys of Alabama

Waltons World Masters / RTÉ lyric fm Nationwide Gospel Competition

 
Win the opportunity to perform at the National Concert Hall as support act for the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama!

Waltons World Masters will be welcoming The Blind Boys of Alabama to Dublin and the National Concert Hall on Monday, 31 January 2011. Since 2003, Waltons New School of Music’s World Masters series has brought to Ireland some of the world’s most extraordinary musicians and performing groups, including Buena Vista Social Club, Bobby McFerrin and the Wayne Shorter Quartet to name just a few. Ireland has its own great tradition of gospel music, and one very special aspect of this concert is that the support act will be chosen from Irish gospel choirs and ensembles by a nationwide competition. The winning choir/ensemble will perform a set of up to 40 minutes’ duration before The Blind Boys of Alabama take to the stage.
 
Eligibility
All gospel choirs/ensembles – school, college, amateur and semi-professional – are welcome to enter.
 
The Competition
After all entries are received, a shortlist of three finalists will be chosen by a jury and materials forwarded to The Blind Boys of Alabama for their final decision.
 
The winning choir/ensemble will be announced by Liz Nolan on RTÉ lyric fm’s Lunchtime Classics programme on Friday, 7 January 2011, and will perform at the National Concert Hall on 31 January 2011 at 8pm, as guest artists of The Blind boys of Alabama.  It is RTÉ lyric fm’s intention, subject to the availability of facilities, to record the concert for subsequent broadcast.
 
The winning choir/ensemble will be responsible for their own transport to/from the venue, as well as accommodation (if required). The choir/ensemble will receive five pairs of tickets to the concert for guests, but there will be no monetary remuneration.
 
Entry
Entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, 12 November 2010. Late entries will not be accepted.
Full details of entry are availabale at the Waltons World Masters website here: http://www.newschool.ie/Waltons_World_Masters_RTE_lyric_fm_Gospel_Competition/Default.2370.html
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