Children share Christmas spirit with “Sing and Rejoice” concert

Center for Collaborative JournalismDecember 6, 2013 

The Mercer University Children’s Choir will perform its “Sing and Rejoice” Christmas concert Friday.

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Carols and music from different centuries will be featured at the Mercer University Children’s Choir “Sing and Rejoice” Christmas concert.

The concert is Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.

The children will be singing songs from the Baroque period, the 20th century and “everything in between,” said Richard Kosowski, a Mercer music professor who conducts the touring choir.

The event also will have readings from the Bible and secular texts about Christmas. Professional musicians and students from Mercer’s Robert McDuffie Center for Strings will accompany the choir. The choir includes children ages 8-17 from across Middle Georgia, Kosowski said.

“The purpose of the choir is to expose children to good quality choir music that’s outside the school realm,” he said.

The choir has performed with the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Nashville Orchestra and toured in several different states. They also perform at retirement homes and care facilities.

“We bring the gift of music to the community, whether it’s the Macon community or the much larger community when we’re out on tour,” Kosowski said.

Tickets are $10 and will go toward the choir’s scholarship.

“Sing and Rejoice!”

When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6

Where: Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry St.

Cost: $10 at the door

Information: 478-301-5751; www.music.mercer.edu

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