A new contest is going to give high school choirs in six Utah counties a chance at scholarship money and a chance to sing with Kurt Bestor this Christmas season.
Bestor has joined forces with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies to set up the contest. The first- through fifth-place winners each will receive a $500 scholarship for their schools' choir departments — and be chosen to sing, either onstage or in the lobby of Abravanel Hall — during Bestor's annual Christmas show, Dec. 19-21.
High school music and choir departments in the six counties — Salt Lake, Utah, Davis, Weber, Summit and Wasatch — can submit a musical selection from their upcoming holiday concert on Bestor's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/kbestor). There, classmates can vote for their favorites, and the 10 performances with the most "likes" will go into a final round. The top five of those 10 will be picked by Bestor and guest musicians.