BET Presents the ‘Best Church Choir In America’ in a One-Hour Documentary, ‘How Sweet The Sound’

HOW SWEET THE SOUND, a documentary produced by, tells the story of talented gospel choirs from coast to coast competing in Verizon Wireless’ How Sweet the Sound — a series of regional competitions in major U.S. cities — all culminating in a roof-raising, powerhouse grand finale competition in Atlanta. One by one, each choir will take the stage for the ultimate quest of being named the “Best Church Choir in America.” The one-hour special, premiering Sunday, May 31, at 11:00 a.m.* on BET, features choir members sharing how they provided support and inspiration for each other and how love, faith, commitment and determination allowed them to overcome the hurdles in their lives.

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HOW SWEET THE SOUND is filled with passion, energy and the very best contemporary gospel music. The documentary is directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.

Coming off the success of the 2008 tour, Verizon Wireless’ “How Sweet the Sound” choir competition is back in 2009 to search for the “Best Church Choir in America.” The gospel trail leads back to the 11 cities featured in the documentary as choirs compete for this year’s honors and the chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes.

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