Townsend School of Music Celebrates the Holidays

Townsend School of Music Celebrates the Holidays

November 11, 2016

 

MACON – The Townsend School of Music at Mercer University will offer a variety of concerts and chamber recitals, most of which are free and open to the public, in November and December to help celebrate and usher in the upcoming holidays.

November will feature a faculty cabaret, international concert pianist Barbara Lister-Sink and the Mercer Singers’ annual “Thanksgiving Song.” December holiday highlights include the 22nd annual Lessons and Carols, a beloved Mercer tradition, along with the Mercer University Youth Choirs recital and Fabian Concert Series with the popular all-faculty Cortona Trio.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit www.mercer.edu/music, or become a fan of the School’s Facebook page.

Sunday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m.
“Requiem,” John Rutter

The Choral Society of Middle Georgia; Mercer University Choir; and Mercer University Orchestra present “Requiem,” John Rutter. The performance will be located at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St, Macon. The concert begins at 4 p.m., and tickets cost $10 each.

Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
McDuffie Student Concert

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings presents a McDuffie Student Concert. Center student recitals are held in the Bell House Salon at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Seating is very limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Artist Recital

Townsend presents Cabaret: Melodies and Mayhem performed by Martha Malone, soprano; guest artist Byron Grant, piano. With the holidays before us, and the election finally over, it’s a perfect time for songs both sentimental and satirical! Martha Malone and pianist Byron Grant join forces for a romp through the great American songbook. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series, Barbara Lister-Sink

Barbara Lister-Sink is a concert pianist with an international career and a specialist in injury-preventive keyboard technique. A graduate of Smith College and recipient of the Prixd’Excellence from Utrecht Conservatory, Lister-Sink currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano and Artist-in-Residence at Salem College. Formerly keyboardist for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Lister-Sink has taught at the Amsterdam Muziek Lyceum, Brevard Music Center, Duke University, and as Artist Faculty at the Eastman School of Music. Her video/DVD "Freeing the Caged Bird" won the 2002 MTNA-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy National Award. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Townsend Master Class

The Townsend School of Music presents a Musical Theatre master class with Barbara Lister-Sink, a workshop on injury prevention. The class begins at 10 a.m. in the Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m.
Mercer Singers

The University Ensembles presents Thanksgiving Song by Mercer Women’s Chamber Choir and Mercer Singers at 3 p.m. The performance is in Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Townsend Master Class

The Townsend School of Music presents a Musical Theatre master class with Barbara Lister-Sink, an organ master class. The class begins at 10 a.m. in the Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Mercer Jazz Ensemble

The Mercer Jazz Ensemble performs Jazz Combos directed by Monty Cole. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Mercer Flute Choir

Mercer’s nationally recognized Flute Choir presents a world premiere by our own Christopher Schmitz. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Dec. 2-3, 7:30 p.m.
Mercer Singers' annual Lessons and Carols

The University Ensembles presents Lessons and Carols by the Mercer Singers. Jack Mitchener, organist; Mercer Brass Choir. Experience the 22nd anniversary of this beloved Mercer tradition! The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., and admission is free and open to the public.

Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
McDuffie Student Concert

Robert McDuffie Center for Strings presents a McDuffie Student Concert on Dec. 5. Center student recitals are held in the Bell House Salon at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Seating is very limited and is first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes beforehand.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Mercer University Orchestra

The University Ensembles presents the Mercer University Orchestra conducted by Ward Stare. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Neva Langley Fickling Hall at the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer’s Macon Campus, and admission is free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.
“Messiah” by G.F. Handel

The Choral Society of Middle Georgia; Mercer University Choir; and Mercer University Orchestra present “Messiah” by G. F. Handel. The performance will be located at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $10 each.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
“Messiah” by G. F. Handel

The Choral Society of Middle Georgia; Mercer University Choir; and Mercer University Orchestra present “Messiah” by G. F. Handel. The performance will be located at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 830 Poplar St., Macon. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $10 each.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
“Sing & Rejoice!”

The Mercer University Youth Choirs present “Sing & Rejoice!” The performance will be located at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 300 S. Davis Dr., Warner Robins. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $10 per person and $40 per family.

Sunday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m.
“Sing & Rejoice!”

The Mercer University Youth Choirs present “Sing & Rejoice!” The performance will be located at Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Ave., Macon. The concert begins at 3 p.m., and tickets cost $10 per person and $40 per family.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Fabian Concert Series, The Cortona Trio

Amy Schwartz Moretti, violin; Julie Albers, cello; Elizabeth Pridgen, piano. The popular trio returns with an early holiday gift, including the “Archduke” trio by Beethoven, at 7:30 p.m. in Neva Langley Fickling Hall in the McCorkle Music Building. Tickets are $15 per person/free with Mercer ID/free with any valid student ID. Pay at the door, or to reserve seats by phone, call (478) 301-5470.

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