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The search is on for Ekurhuleni’s Top Gospel Star

Sep 12, 2019

Is gospel music your first love, do you have stage presence and are you an Ekurhuleni resident between the ages of 18 and 30? Then you might just be next in line to be crowned as the best during the first All White Gospel Picnic’s music talent search.

On Thursday, 26 September, the City of Ekurhuleni in partnership with the All White Gospel Picnic festival organisers will host a talent search at Germiston Theatre to unearth the next big gospel star.

The talent search is a precursor to the annual All White Gospel Picnic, which is a family friendly, outdoor celebration scheduled to take place on 2 November 2019 at Carnival City.

All non-recording gospel artists are called to come to audition for the All White Gospel star and stand a chance to win an opportunity of a lifetime valued at R150 000. The big prize will include studio-recording time, a music video and mentorship from industry leaders.

Ekurhuleni’s Member of the Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Community Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi said, “As a City we are excited by the opportunity afforded to our young people to showcase their talent on stage with an aim to assist them to become the next big gospel sensation. We hope all eligible young people can take advantage of this amazing life-changing opportunity”.

The All White Gospel Music talent search judging panel will consist of the industry’s great acts such as Zaza Mokheti, Kholeka Dubula, representatives from Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO); Composers, Authors and Publishers Association; and Sheer Publishing.

“We are excited to partner with the City of Ekurhuleni to find the next big gospel star right here on our backyard. We cannot wait to see the raw talent Ekurhuleni residents have to offer. We are looking for someone who is dynamic, has stage presence and appealing to all South Africans,” said Thulani Sicongwana, festival organiser.

Details of the All White Gospel Talent Search Auditons are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 26 September 2019
Time: 8:00am
Venue:   Germiston Theatre, President Street, Germiston