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Jubilee for the JCDC Children’s Gospel Semi-Finals

Fifty years in Christendom is very significant as this milestone was symbolized by a “Jubilee, the first fruit of harvest”; a Jubilee is what is expected at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) 2012 National Children’s Gospel Song Semi-finals on March 8, 2012.  Amidst vibrant performances which elicited spontaneous bursts of applause the audience was both blessed and entertained at the recently held eliminations in Mandeville and Ocho Rios.

Since its inception, the Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition has been the platform for young gospel singers. Some of whom have made it their gospel careers. With heighten euphoria, Leighton Jones, JCDC Gospel Coordinator said that “the winner of the solo category in the year of inception, Racquel Hinds, who represented Charlemont High School has been one of the Commission’s greatest successes in this competition”.  After entering the competition Racquel read for her Diploma in Performance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts - School of Music.  She is now a teacher of Music and has been a member of harmony vocal teams on tour with the Wailers and other prominent artistes.  She looks forward to becoming one of Jamaica’s outstanding solo performers.

Children between the ages of 6-15 are encouraged to enter both covers and original entries in the competition. The top two most talented performers are awarded prizes and trophies in the solo, ensemble and choir categories.

The semi-finals will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Eastwood Park New Testament Church, 51 Eastwood Park Road, Kingston beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The national finals will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre commencing at 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact:
Prudence Smith-Kidd

Tel: 926-5726-9/ 350-6154


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