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2018-01-03 / Entertainment

Symphonic

Announcement .

BPO To Hold ‘Buffalo Sings Champion’ Contest — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is looking for Buffalo’s top vocal talent. The winner will perform “Over the Rainbow,” written by Buffalo native Harold Arlen, with the BPO at the “Buffalo Sings” concert on Saturday, April 14. Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell will lead the concert, which will feature some of the region’s top vocal ensembles. The contest is open to anyone who is 14 or older and resides within a 60-mile radius of Buffalo. To enter, contestants must submit a video of themselves performing the song using the MIDI accompaniment available at bpo.org, along with an application. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Up to 20 finalists will be selected on Feb. 19 to face off in the live finals held in Kleinhans’ Mary Seaton Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1. The Buffalo Sings champion will be selected that night. That event will be free and open to the public. All information is available at bpo.org/be-the-buffa lo-sings-champion/.

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