Pillars of Light and Love is hosting our 3rd Annual Tween and Teen Voice Competition in memory of Julia Morath. Twenty contestants from ages 11-18 were selected from over 30 who auditioned to compete in our Julia's Joy Voice Idol Competition for the grand prize! This year we will have 10 Contestants in ages 11-14 category, and 10 in the 15-18 year-old category. At the end of the first show, we will announce the top 5 in each age category who will go onto the Finale Show on February 23rd! The winner in each category will receive a $500 Grand Prize!
Our Emcees for this year will be our 2018 Winner, Ava DiFiore, and our 2019 Winner, Rachel Roth. Ava and Rachel have been coaching the contestants along with local vocalist Tina Belles, one of last year's Judges. Contestants have been receiving free performance coaching and confidence building tips since rehearsals began in early December.
The Julia's Joy program was created in 2017 in memory of 14 year-old Julia Morath, who had been bullied and sadly chose suicide in April of 2017. Julia's Joy is a youth empowerment program for ages 11-19 at Pillars of Light and Love, a non-profit in Trappe, PA. The Julia's Joy Youth Empowerment Program called "Empowering U" is currently in production with plans to bring it to schools everywhere. The program, comprised of 25 weeks of lesson plans, teaches grades K-12 about stress and life management, healthy coping and relationships skills and confidence building!
Please join us for first show on February 9th and our Finale on February 23rd. **Tickets are needed at both events.**
PARKING IS at the Giant Supermarkets on Egypt Rd. Shuttles will be available to the event. If handicapped access is needed, please call 484-854-1162.