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Choirs rock the house in gospel music contest

on October 15, 2008

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Thousands of fans packed Oracle Arena to cheer on six church choirs vying for a spot in the finals of “How Sweet the Sound,” a competition for the best church choir in the country. As the choirs sung, shimmied, and swayed their way through the evening, the groundswell of music moved the multigenerational crowd to clap, dance, and raise their hands in devotion. Competition was fierce, but at the end of the evening, the Antioch Church Family Voices Choir won the best small choir category, and Richmond’s Independent Holiness Church Choir walked away with the people’s choice award. San Jose’s Jubilee Christian Center Choir was the big winner of the night, earning honors as the best large choir and the best overall choir. They will go on to represent the East Bay in the finals on Nov. 8 in Atlanta. [kml_flashembed movie=”” height=”550″ width=”600″ /]||||||||||||||||||||||||||

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