Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase
Friday, September 26, 2014
(doors open at 6:00 PM)
Steele Creek Church of Charlotte
1929 Arrowood Road
Charlotte, NC 28217 (directions)
Rise up, O Lord, in all your power. With music and singing we celebrate your mighty acts.
The Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase is an opportunity to highlight and encourage gifted Christian vocalists (16 years & older) as they praise Jesus through song.
We pray that those in the audience who do not have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior will come to know Him through the heartfelt passion and emotion of the vocalists. We’re delighted to be able to say that several audience members have turned their lives over to Christ at the end of Exalt! Praise God!
The preliminary auditions are finished and the judges (accomplished musicians and vocalists), have selected the top 10 who will go on to the Grand Finale to sing onstage before a large audience. Judges and audience members will vote for the winner. This year’s winner will be featured on TBS (Trinity Broadcast Network) where they will sing and be interviewed on television! The top 3 will be given the opportunity to cut their own mini-CD, courtesy of God’s Gang Records.
NEW for 2014 – A special performance – children singing for Jesus!
Judges for Exalt! 2014
Preliminary Auditions : Tarsha Hamilton (singer, songwriter, activist)
Preliminary Auditions: Cindy Kessler (singer, songwriter, speaker)
Preliminary and Grand Finale: Cassandra O’Neal (worship leader, singer, songwriter)
Preliminary and Grand Finale: Marcus Dilley (worship leader, singer, musician)
Preliminary and Grand Finale: Keith Dudley (singer, songwriter, musician)
Grand Finale: Cassandra O’Neal (vocalist) – yes there are two Cassandra O’Neal’s!
Grand Finale: Jim Kirkland (Director of Radio for 106.9)
Grand Finale: Cedric Thompson (Grammy award winning producer and vocalist)
PAST WINNERS OF EXALT! – Where are they now?
Regina Jackson, Exalt! 2013, was offered a position as the Worship Leader at a church in New Jersey. She’s very happy there. Regina was also recently offered the opportunity to be featured on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). The show she will be taping is hosted by Bishop Carl Weeden.
Leslie Beaver, Exalt! 2012, was offered a recording contract from a company out of Texas. She has multiple CD’s on the market. Leslie is also now engaged to be married.
Bridge, a trio from Exalt 2011, is still singing beautiful harmonies together.
Nicole Broome, Exalt! 2010, has her own CD out and continues to sing and play keyboard at various local events.
We congratulate all of our previous contestants as they continue to pursue their dreams and use their God-given talents for His glory. Whether they currently sing on stage or in the shower, we know that the Lord is blessed.
ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ASAP
There is a great deal of planning that goes into an event of this magnitude.
If you have any of the following skills, we need you!
- The gift of administration
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products
- Enjoy online research
- Are a good proof reader and/or writer
- Can call and ask restaurants or stores for in-kind donations (like food)
- Have good follow-through abilities
If you have an extra hour a week to volunteer to help with preparation and administration for the Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase, please contact Lisa Sexton at email@example.com or call her at 803-389-4108.
EVENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Please see VOLUNTEERS page for specifics.
“Then I will praise God’s name with singing
and I will honor Him with Thanksgiving”