Submissions being accepted for 'Sing That Thing!' choral competition

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BOSTON — WGBH’s televised choral competition “Sing That Thing!” is recruiting singers for a fifth season.

Singing groups of all genres and ages from across New England are invited to submit an audition video. Registration is open to high school, college and adult singing groups from towns and cities in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The deadline to register has been extended to Dec. 16.

“The joy and harmony of group singing is a unifier in our community, not just across musical genres but across cultures as well. ‘Sing That Thing!’ was created to celebrate that warmth and diversity,” Co-executive Producer Patricia Alvarado Nunez said.

In total, 18 groups will be chosen to compete: six each from adults, colleges and high schools. Episodes are taped at WGBH Studios in Brighton, Massachusetts, in February 2019, and the show will premiere in April 2019.

Seven new episodes will showcase performances representing the best of the New England singing community, from gospel to jazz to a cappella. Expert coaches Jared Bowen, Anthony Trecek-King and Annette Philip will guide the groups, offering constructive suggestions throughout the season and will ultimately decide which groups will be named the winners in each division.

“Sing That Thing!” is produced by Boston public media producer WGBH in partnership with Emerson College and with WGBY in Springfield, Massachusetts, Maine Public, New Hampshire Public Television, Vermont PBS and CPTV-Connecticut Public Television.

To register, visit this link: http://singthatthing.wgbh.org/register/.

Performers compete during a previous season of “Sing That Thing!” (Photo by Patricia Alvarado Nunez for WGBH)

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