Manna will present the annual Durango Voice fundraiser – similar to the TV show “The Voice” – on Feb. 23 at the Henry Strater Theatre, and auditions are now open.
If you are just starting out or are a professional and would like to compete, submit a 2-minute song in mp3 format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone, email address and short biography. You may have a music backing track or accompany yourself on an instrument, but it must be your vocals only. Submission deadline is Jan. 11.
Eighteen selected contestants will perform at the Henry Strater Theatre for the blind auditions Feb. 23. Contestants hope one or all of the four judges will turn their chair and choose them to receive a month of professional voice coaching and go on to the finals. Each judge will select three finalists for a total of 12. Finalists will compete again April 6, and three winners will be selected. They will receive gift certificates and prizes in addition to singing engagements around town.
For more information about this event or Manna, visit www.mannasoupkitchen.org or contact the producer of The Durango Voice by email at email@example.com.