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Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Mercer Singers for the win at Family Weekend Concert

Elliot James, Lead Writer

September 27, 2017

The whistle blows, and it is opening game for the Mercer Singers this Saturday. Mercer University's touring choir is set to begin their semester season with a concert during Family Weekend. The concert will be held Sept. 30 in Fickling Hall on Mercer's campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The concer...

Macon Fashion Week: Fashion in the Streets

Macon Fashion Week: Fashion in the Streets

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2017

With New York Fashion Week in swing and new fall trends on the way, Mercer fashion enthusiasts may be itching for a fashion week of their very own. Have no fear fashionistas, Macon-Bibb county’s first ever fashion week is here, along with the annual Fashion in the Streets Festival. “We featu...

Mercer Educators to kick off the year in All-Faculty Gala

Mercer Educators to kick off the year in All-Faculty Gala

Elliot James, Staff Writer

August 24, 2017

Mercer’s Townsend School of Music faculty will come together for a welcome back concert August 29. The event will include exclusive faculty-led performances for new and returning students.

Macon welcomes the “Hart” of humor

Macon welcomes the “Hart” of humor

Melissa Henriques, Staff Writer

August 23, 2017

Hart is bringing his comedic talent back to Macon and the city is roaring with excitement, so much that there was a second performance added to the tour. Hart will be performing in Macon Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Mercer University Orchestra prepares for last performance of the year

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017

The Mercer University Orchestra will have their final performance of the year April 28. The group will be performing Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and “Divertimento for Strings” by Curtis Bryant. Amy Moretti, Director of the McDuffie Center for Strings, said in an email, “The Vivald...

A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

A bittersweet farewell to the seniors of Mercer Singers

Will Darragh, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

“It’s the last concert for students. For some in Mercer Singers who are music majors, it’s the ending of a major chapter of their career,” Roberts said. “For those who are not necessarily music majors, but have been very committed to the group, it’s the ending of a very significant time in their lives." The Mercer Singers will lose Mary Lathem, Andrew Hearn and Hannah Loeffler because they will be graduating in May. Their last performance with the Mercer Singers will be on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Fickling Hall.

Faculty percussion recital to offer interesting combinations of sounds

Faculty percussion recital to offer interesting combinations of sounds

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

"I always say the more people that are out there, that are listening, the better the concert is because I feed off that energy, and then I feed it back to them,” said Marcus Reddick, the Director of Percussion Studies. “And then they feed it to me . . . it's totally symbiotic."

Student composer’s pieces to be featured at Jazz Combo concert

Student composer’s pieces to be featured at Jazz Combo concert

Matthew Causey, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017

“Moments of existential bewilderment are not unknown to occur while listening to talented students improvising,” Monty Cole said. “Jazz music frequencies are part of a celestial transmission which connect and guide all life forms to their ultimate source and destiny.” Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music will host a Jazz Combo concert on Tuesday, April 18. The concert will be held in Fickling Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Mercer Theatre presents production of “August: Osage County”

Mercer Theatre presents production of “August: Osage County”

Emily Harvey, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

“It is a dark comedy that reaches into the soul of anyone who has experienced a family-wide dilemma,” Scot Mann said.

Get up and dance at the Mercer Percussion Ensemble concert

Get up and dance at the Mercer Percussion Ensemble concert

Matthew Causey, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2017

Marcus Reddick, the Director of Percussion Studies at Mercer University, will be hosting a performance by the Mercer Percussion Ensemble on April 8 in Fickling Hall. “I like people to . . . have fun listening to music, and I like for my students to go up there and have fun playing the music,” Reddick said. “I have a very simple motto: If you're not having fun, don't get on the stage.”

Mercer’s Wind Ensemble to present “Musical Flowers of Spring” concert

Mercer’s Wind Ensemble to present “Musical Flowers of Spring” concert

Mary Lathem, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2017

The cherry blossoms aren’t the only blooms heralding spring in Macon this year. On April 4, Mercer’s Wind Ensemble will team up with the Northside High School Symphonic Band to perform “Musical Flowers of Spring,” its annual spring concert.

Mercer University Opera to perform scenes from Macon opera ‘Hugh Smalling’

Mercer University Opera to perform scenes from Macon opera ‘Hugh Smalling’

Yiren Zhang, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

"The fact that the story is drawn from local history adds an immediacy and relevance to the experience of our student cast. It’s been a wonderful opportunity for all of us to participate in the creation of a new work written specifically for our singers,” Malone said.

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