Choirs sought for General Conference

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24,2011

Nashville, Tenn.::United Methodist choirs and ensemble groups from around the world may now audition online for an invitation to perform at the 2012 General Conference, The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly which meets in Tampa, Fla. beginning April 24, 2012.

To apply for an invitation to General Conference, choirs and ensembles are asked to submit a letter of application to gc2012worship@gmail.com, including a brief bio and aYouTube video link of the group performing. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2011.

"As always, we look forward to having musicians and artists from across the connection involved in leading the people of God in worship at General Conference," said Dr. Marcia McFee, worship director for 2012 General Conference. "This ministry of worship and inspiration is vital for those delegates and leaders who spend many days in discernment and work on behalf of our denomination. To come to General Conference takes a lot of dedication and work for the groups who are selected and invited. We honor this gift they give to the church."

Invited choirs will perform at lunch and during evening worship at General Conference. Choirs are responsible for their own expenses.


About General Conference
The General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, and meets once every four years to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for churchwide programs for the next four years. The 2012 meeting will take place April 24-May 4 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Media contact:
Diane Degnan
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615-742-5406 (w)
615-483-1765 (c)

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