For the 26th year, the 550 Biltmore Way Building in Coral Gables hosts the annual Caroling Competition for Miami-Dade and Broward County middle and senior high school choirs, presented again by Holtz Children’s Hospital.
This year's competition begins on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7-10 p.m., and ends on Sunday afternoon Dec. 2, with performances from 3-6 p.m. Different schools perform every half hour, each evening, on the steps of the 550 Building. There will also be an awards program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. Admission to all concerts is free.
This year 30 public, private and parochial schools are competing for $20,000 cash. Prizes are awarded in the junior and senior division for small ensembles, full choirs and show choirs.
The competition is made possible through the support of 25 local foundations, municipal organizations, corporations and local businesses, and with the support of the city of Coral Gables Cultural Development Board and Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs.
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