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Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound!

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Marble Choir
Marble Collegiate Community Choir,
Regional Winners of Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound Gospel Competition

Congratulations to Marble Collegiate Community Choir for winning Best Large Choir and Best Overall Winner AGAIN of the region during Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound competition! Led by Director, Djore Nance, Marble took home the regional medals (and $20,000!) for their version of “It is Well (with My Soul)”

Held last night in Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center, How Sweet the Sound travels to 14 cities to seek this year’s Best Church Choir in America. The hosts were CeCe Winans and Donald Lawrence. The esteemed judges were Marvin Sapp, Kurt Carr, and Fred Hammond.

I was a guest of my friend Geno who’s in the choir, and fortunate to spend the whole day with them as they rehearsed and sang. And sang. And SAAANG! It was an awesome experience to share their special day with them. I even got pulled into warming up with them, and it was lovely to be surrounded by all these strong gospel voices. When they won, it was like I won too!

The next day, I spent all day on YouTube, searching out songs that I had heard the night before, as well as seeking new songs. I’ve since loaded my iPod with tons of new gospel songs, and I’m enjoying immersing myself in a musical form that I didn’t grow up with. But hey, it’s never too late!


Marble Collegiate Community Gospel Choir singing “It is Well (with My Soul)” and winning Regional Awards at Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound event on Sept 22, 2010