Mosaic Harmony Enters Verizon’s 2009 How Sweet the Sound Competition

Oakton, VA, July 10, 2009 --( Mosaic Harmony, an interfaith, multicultural community choir based in Northern Virginia, recently entered the Verizon sponsored “How Sweet the Sound” contest this past June. The choir, who wrapped their 2008-2009 season on June 28 has never entered a contest of this type and is anxiously awaiting the results of whether or not they have been selected to the regional semifinals, which will occur on September 24 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC with hosts Donald Lawrence and judges to include Marvin Sapp, Kurt Carr, Hezekiah Walker and other top tier, award winning gospel recording artists.

From the vast song list available for competing choirs to select from, the choir chose to send their video performance of the Kurt Carr song, “For Every Mountain” which features Assistant Director, Laura Schanes Romstedt as the soloist. “When we were nominated for a Wammy we thought that was a big deal, but this is really amazing and we hope to at least make the semifinals. ” noted Director David North who has been at the helm since 1996, is also a soloist and songwriter for the choir. The choir has performed at many prestigious locations throughout the Washington area and in 2003 performed abroad. The community is invited to vote for Mosaic Harmony as the “best church choir in America” if they have been selected to move to the next level in the contest. For more information on Mosaic Harmony, visit the website,


Mosaic Harmony’s concerts are high-energy, inspiring performances that leave people of all beliefs feeling uplifted and encouraged. Music performed by the choir includes traditional gospel to choral pieces, from South African hymns to new music written by its dynamic and talented director, the Reverend David K. North. Mosaic Harmony draws on the rich heritage of African-American inspirational music to demonstrate and encourage unity in the midst of diversity. Mosaic Harmony brings together people of diverse cultures, ages, backgrounds, and more than 17 faith traditions to celebrate humanity. Their mission is to unify the world, one song at a time.
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Kim Moss