Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus is presently making plans for our 10th Annual Young Artists Vocal Competition. Last year’s event was successful despite the restrictions required due to the pandemic.

The competition will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at MGCCC-Harrison County Campus, Switzer Rd in Gulfport.

Please share the date with any talented young singers, ages 15 - 25, who might be interested in working on a solo from Part 1 of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, for the competition.

Scholarships will be awarded and winning soloists will be selected to perform at the Messiah concert on Saturday, December 4, 2021. All competitors are expected to rehearse with the Messiah Chorus (on Monday evenings) after the competition and sing with the chorus for our two performances, December 3rd and 4th.

The hope for this coming Christmas season is that we will be able to rehearse and perform in person. Of course, this may change as we see what happens with the COVID-19 situation. Updates will be available on our website or at the Gulf Coast Messiah Chorus Facebook page.

If you would like to hear five of our YAVC solo winners, you can check out our concert from December 5, 2020 at Registration information for the competition will also be available on the website this summer.

If you have any questions about the Young Artists Vocal Competition,please contact Donna Snell at or 228-896-4143


YAVC 2021 Documents:

Previous years