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Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture presents First-ever Open Auditions for GospelFest Community Choir

July 14, 2014

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The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture is presenting the GospelFest Community Choir, with open auditions to be held on Monday, July 14, 2014, and Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m on the 3rd floor of City Hall.

This will be the first time that open auditions have been held for GospelFest. The GospelFest Community Choir will allow anyone with an interest the opportunity to learn the history of gospel music, as well as share the stage with acclaimed artists.

Now in its 14th year, GospelFest is Boston’s premier Gospel Showcase, blending contemporary and traditional gospel melodies. This year, GospelFest will be led by Caitlin Banks, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Film Composition and a minor in Orchestral Conducting from Berklee College of Music. Currently, Banks works as Musical Director for Boston-based multimedia organization, The Loft Sessions, and also as Director of the classical chamber choir, Crepusculum.

Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, have had prior choir experience, and be prepared to perform 30 seconds of a gospel song of their choice.

GospelFest 2014 will be held Sunday, August 10, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on City Hall Plaza, featuring JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise.

GospelFest is made possible with support from Bank of America.

City Hall Plaza is accessible by MBTA via State Street (Orange and Blue lines) and Park Street (Green and Red lines). For additional information, call 617-635-3911 or visit