Children’s Gospel Song finals set for Sunday

May 24, 2019
The 2019 National Children’s Gospel Song Competition finalists are ready to go.
The 2019 National Children’s Gospel Song Competition finalists are ready to go.

This Sunday will see the 24 finalists of the 2019 National Children's Gospel Song Competition compete in the 'Sweet 16' Grand Final at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), the final will see the most soulful junior soloists, ensembles and choirs from across the island compete for a chance to take home cash prizes and trophies, in addition to the competition's prestigious titles.

The competition is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year.

The finalists in the Choir Category, six to 10 age group, are: Ascot Primary with Oh the Lord, Alpha Primary with Blood, Mona Preparatory with Jesus will Welcome Me, and Torrington Early Childhood Institute with Glory to God.

The finalists in the Choir Category, 11 to 15 age group, are: Mt Airy Primary and Infant with African Medley, Ascot Past Students and Community Choir with Psalm 34, Mona Preparatory with Worthy of Highest Praise, and Port Maria High and Preparatory with Soon I Will Be Done.

The finalist in the Ensemble Category, six to 10 age group, are: Portmore Missionary Preparatory with Maintain, Mandeville Primary and Junior High with Amazing Grace, Alpha Primary with Have What You Say, and Hagley Park Preparatory with Oh Happy Day.

The finalists in the Ensemble Category, 11 to 15 age group, are: Crescent Ensemble with Bigger God, DMTJ Youth Band with No Greater Lover, Genesis of the Willowdene Group of Schools with Oceans Medley, and Port Maria High and Preparatory with At Calvary.

The finalists in the Solo Category, six to 10 age group, are: Dejahnae Francis with I'm Free, Luke Nunes of Mar Jam Preparatory with Hallelujah to the King, Jonathan Dawkins with Bless the Lord, and Kimaro McDonald with Light Dem Up.

The finalists in the Solo Category, 11 to 15 age group, are: Mikayla Treleven with Still I Rise, Erica Lumsden with Glory, Kevinna Melbourne with Never Would Have Made It, and Ezran Ashbourne Ten Thousand Reasons.

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