Some of Jamaica’s talented children will showcase their vocal prowess on Palm Sunday, March 20, at the JCDC Jamaica Children’s Gospel Song Competition Semi-Final Concert. The concert, being organized by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports, will be held at the Olson Memorial Chapel, 35 Hope Road, Kingston 10, starting at 5:00 p.m. and will see the top semi-finalists perform for a spot in the National Final of the Competition.
According to Stephen Davidson, Director, Marketing & Public Relations, “Four regional eliminations were held across the island to select the most talented performers to compete in the semi-final round. This year some remarkable talents were unearthed and this cream of the crop is sure to wow everyone in attendance at the semi-final concert.”
Davidson also noted that each year the competition continues to attract some of the most talented children in Jamaica in the various categories which include solo, ensemble and choir. These talented youngsters compete in two age classes, 6-10 years old and 11-15 years old.
Admission for the concert is Adults $300 and children under 12 years old $150 with tickets being available at the gate. Members of the public are also invited to participate in the outreach component of the programme by taking donations to the concert in the form of tokens for children’s homes.
The successful semi-finalists will move on to the National Final in May, as part of the Child’s Month Celebrations.