Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Named “Best Church Choir in America”

From PR Newswire:

Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Choir from Atlanta West Pentecostal Church won Verizon Wireless’ How Sweet the Sound(TM) competition and has earned the title of “The Best Church Choir in America.” During the grand finale, held on Nov. 7 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Choir walked away with not only the title, but a cash prize of $30,000.

Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Choir plans to use the prize money to record a live CD in 2010. This will be their first recording. Brandon Frazier, music director for Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Choir said, “How Sweet the Sound does everything first class. It’s been a once-in-a-lifetime experience participating and to win — I’m still taking it in. It’s an amazing feeling and has already opened so many doors for our choir.”

Atlanta West Pentecostal Church Choir from Atlanta West Pentecostal Church additionally won the V CAST People’s Choice Award and a $5,000 cash prize. During the grand finale, audience members were asked to text their votes for their favorite choir to help decide the Verizon Wireless V CAST People’s Choice Award.

For more information on the competition, which just finished its second year, go to

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  1. It was definitely a blessed event. Not so sure of outcome though. Was it criteria or spirit the competition was to be based on. What do you think?

  2. Unfortunately I wasn’t present for the event, so I can’t really comment intelligently.

  3. Make a Joyful Noise All Ye People… and they did just that as the Spirit filled the arena!! What a blessing to all who experienced it.

  4. Hey, what happened to this blog? Are you going to the event this year? They say it will be bigger and better. Holy Events will be giving away tickets to this year’s celebration, so tune in to win a pair! 🙂

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