Graham festival seeking singers

The Good News Festival with Franklin Graham is seeking singers from across Oklahoma to join the Festival Choir which will perform on the second day of the Festival, August 23, and also sing back-up for Grammy award-winning musical artist Michael W. Smith.

Oklahoma City will host the first local choir to perform at a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Festival since 2008. The choir will be singing multiple selections, three of which will be with Michael W. Smith. The Good News Festival will be August 22-23 at Chesapeake Arena.

Singers must attend two of the four scheduled rehearsals August 6, 11, 13 and 17 and need to be at least 13 years of age. Participants do not have to be a member of a church or civic choir to participate. However, whole choirs are encouraged to join as well as individuals.

Both individuals and groups can register online at

Rehearsals will take place at the following times and locations:

  • August 6, First Baptist Church of Moore, 301 NE 27th Street, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • August 11, Fairview Missionary Baptist Church, 1700 NE 7th Street, Oklahoma City, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • August 13, Putnam City Baptist Church, 11401 N. Rockwell Avenue, Oklahoma City, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • August 17, First Baptist Church, 501 SW B Ave, Lawton, 7-8:30 p.m.