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Make merry with the Macon Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Holiday Pops’

The holidays are a time for special visitors, and the Macon Symphony Orchestra will be joined by two for its “A Very Merry Holiday Pops” concert Sunday at the Grand Opera House.

David Keith, dean of the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, will conduct the concert, which will feature a selection of family-friendly Christmas songs, such as “Joy to the World,” “Three Dances from ‘The Nutcracker,’ ” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”

“The concert will feature some of the traditional holiday favorites as well as some favorites from the movies and some well-loved hymns,” said Sheryl Towers, CEO of the Macon Symphony Orchestra.

Also joining the orchestra will be the Beulahland Bible Church Mass Choir, directed by Jay Terrell, who arranged two of the three songs the choir will perform, Towers said.

“Last year’s concert was a huge success with the community,” she said. “This year’s has a little bit of everything, and Dr. Keith says he has many surprises in store. It will no doubt be a fun and inspiring afternoon.”

-- Laura Shirley

When: 4 p.m. Nov. 30

Where: Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.

Cost: $38.50 adults, $18.50 students, $13.50 children

Information: 478-301-5300;