Maryland Gospel Choirs Compete Before Celebrity Judges

Xfinity 1 Voice Gospel Showcase

Has it been a while since you saw gospel choirs perform? Well, that is changing. According to Detrick Haddon, “Choirs are making a comeback.” The Xfinity 1 Voice Regional Gospel Showcase brought together mainly Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) supporters, media personalities, local churches and others.

PG Community College and Xfinity joined forces to give back to local Maryland Communities in a big way. For the second annual Xfinity 1 Voice Regional Gospel Showcase 4 local gospel choirs competed for a chance to win $5,000.

Shamari Stone and Madelyne Woods were the hosts and there were 5 celebrity judges who were encouraging and provided constructive criticism:

The Center for Performing Arts (CPA) at Prince George’s Community College

Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, the president of PGCC took the stage and shared with the audience all of the up-to-date amenities that the brand new Center for Performing Arts (CPA) at Prince George’s Community College would have. This event was one of the inaugural events held at the CPA. The state of Maryland and related agencies helped provide $85.7 million dollars to construct and fund the building. The facility has:

  • 173,618 sq ft.
  • it’s the largest building on Prince George’s Community College
  • 3 theaters
  • a dance studios
  • art gallery
  • a conference center
  • and more

Who were the gospel choirs who competed as contestants?

The four gospel groups who made the finals were from:

  • First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Hyattsville
  • Fort Washington Baptist Church in Fort Washington
  • Chester L. Burke & Company Ministry in Washington, D.C
  • Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, MD

Bowman’s house band played the instrumental music for each of the choir’s who performed. Prior to the big performance, Tim Bowman met with each choir twice and helped them hone their skills.

The choir who won stood out with their stellar vocals and choreography.

Other Performances

In addition to the gospel choirs who competed, the event also featured performances from acclaimed gospel singers Fred Hammond, Kierra Sheard, Deitrick Haddon and Tim Bowman Jr.

Comcast’s Commitment

Comcast is trying to connect with local African American communities. This is just one-way that they are giving back to African American communities.

The Winner of the Xfinity 1 Voice Regional Gospel Showcase

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