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Three Choirs to Present "Thanksgiving Song"
November 14, 2006

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MACON—Mercer University's Townsend School of Music will present "Thanksgiving Song," a concert featuring three of the University's choirs, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 19, in Fickling Hall of the McCorkle Music Building on Mercer's Macon campus.  
"Thanksgiving Song" will introduce the new Mercer Men's Choir, directed by Dr. John E. Simons, Mercer music professor and director of graduate studies and the Townsend-McAfee Institute. The concert will also include performances by the Mercer Women's Chamber Choir and the Mercer Singers, both under the direction of Dr. Stanley L. Roberts, Mercer music professor and director of choral activities. The three choirs will perform a program of varied choral works that include both a cappella and accompanied pieces.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Patty Crocker at 478-301-2748 or
Mercer is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Mercer's Townsend School of Music and the Townsend-McAfee Institute Graduate Studies in Church Music offer undergraduate and graduate professional music studies in a comprehensive university environment. The School is nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty, award-winning students, performance ensembles and state-of-the-art facilities and is home to the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges—liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For 17 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.