WGBH News and Media Relations


April 28, 2015

Attend the Taping of the Semi-Finals and Finale of WGBH’s Sing That Thing!

Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 at WGBH Studios in Brighton

**Results are confidential and embargoed until after broadcast**

BOSTON, Mass. (April 28, 2015) – Singers from eight Massachusetts amateur singing groups will perform in front of a live studio audience in the Semi-Finals and Finale of Sing That Thing!, WGBH’s new local series showcasing New England’s best amateur singing groups in a friendly TV competition.

A total of 23 groups were selected to perform during the inaugural season of Sing That Thing!, which premiered on April 17. The participants represent four competition categories: High School, College, Adult Small Group, and Adult Large Group. The singers perform songs over the first five episodes, culminating in a live-to-tape Semi-Finals and Finale episode featuring the top eight groups (two from each category) presenting their unique spin on an original song, “Qui Canitis Res,” by composer Jim Papoulis.

The Semi-Finals, featuring the performance of the original song, will be taped during two sessions on Monday, May 4. The Finale will be taped at WGBH Studios in Brighton on Tuesday, May 5. Results are confidential and embargoed until after broadcast. Media who wish to attend tapings must email WGBH Media Relations’ Emily Balk.

MONDAY, MAY 4: 4:30-8:40pm and 8-11:30pm

TUESDAY, MAY 5: 6:30-10:30pm

WHEREWGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA
Free parking available in the adjacent Guest Street Garage
PRESS CREDENTIALS: All press who wish to cover the tapings must email WGBH Media Relations’ Emily Balk to receive press credentials. Press attending the tapings will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement that embargoes results until after broadcast on May 22.
AUDIENCE SEATS: WGBH invites members of the community to be part of the studio audience. Tickets are free, but RSVP is required.

Sing That Thing airs Fridays at 8pm on WGBH 2 with weekend repeats on WGBH 2 and WGBX 44. More information on the series can be found at singthatthing.org, on Facebook and on Twitter.

About WGBH:

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WGBH Media Relations

Emily Balk

Catherine Burke