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Mercer Singers to Perform Bon Voyage Concert
May 11, 2006

Denise Cook (478) 301-2933
Music Department: (478) 301-2748

MACON, GA -- The Mercer Singers, conducted by Dr. Stanley Roberts, will present their Bon Voyage concert at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, at First Baptist Church in Macon before embarking on a two-week tour of Eastern Europe the next day. During the tour the choir will perform eight concerts in Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, including the Dom (Brandenburg), Nikolaikirche (Potsdam), Corpus Christi Church (Wroclaw), and St Catherine's Church (Krakow & Kremnica). The Mercer Singers' final concert will be performed in the magnificent and historic Matthias Church of Budapest. The a cappella program will feature works by composers ranging from the Renaissance period to our time, including a large selection of spirituals and folksongs. The Bon Voyage concert is open to the public at First Baptist Church, 511 High Place, Macon. Roberts is an associate professor of music, director of choral activities and coordinator of sacred music studies at Mercer University.


Mercer Department of Music

Mercer University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Mercer's College of Liberal Arts in Macon is home to the Department of Music, where musicianship and performance skills are nurtured within a liberal arts environment. Offering undergraduate and graduate music degree programs, the music faculty prepare students to emerge as professionals prepared for careers in performance, education, church music and arts administration.


Mercer University

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.