Children sing in honor of spring

Staff reportMay 16, 2014 

The Mercer University Children’s Choirs will perform Sunday at Vineville United Methodist Church.

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The Mercer University Children’s Choirs final concert of the season will be an ode to springtime. The concert, called “Songs for a Spring Day” takes place Sunday afternoon at Vineville United Methodist Church.

Richard Kosowski will conduct this performance, which includes musical works in English, Serbian, Russian, Hebrew, Navajo, Zulu, Maori and Latin. The selections range from sacred music to folk songs from around the world.

The concert is free, however a $10 per person donation is requested to benefit the choirs’ scholarship fund.

There are about 50 students in the choirs. Kosowski, associate professor of music-voice, conducts the Touring Choir, the Cantiamo Choir and co-conducts the Exultemus and Combined choirs. LeAnn Murphy, music specialist at the Georgia Academy for the Blind, conducts the Preparatory Choir and co-conducts the Exultemus and Combined choirs.

Members are selected through annual auditions. The Children’s Choirs will hold auditions for next season June 5-6 and August 9-10 in the McCorkle Music Hall at Mercer. For more information about the auditions, call 478-301-5751.

“Songs for a Spring Day”

When: 3 p.m. May 18

Where: Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave.

Cost: Free; $10 donation requested

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

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