By Lee Love
Choral Society of Middle Georgia
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018-2019 season of the Choral Society of Middle Georgia. Under the guidance of our conductor, Stanley L. Roberts, and president, Sean Thomas Hendricks, the Choral Society has become the premier choral music organization for singers and audiences in Middle Georgia. The all-volunteer organization is comprised of singers from throughout Middle Georgia with the participation of the Mercer University Choir.
Our offerings this year begin with a Veteran’s Day concert blending voice, organ, and brass for a diverse program of contemporary and classical music. Join us at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11th at First Baptist Church of Christ, 511 High Street, Macon, Georgia. We will be accompanied by organist Jonathan Poe and the Winds of Ocmulgee Brass under the baton of Col. Bryan Shelburne.
Col. Shelburne is a former Commander of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own.” When he began directing the band in 1990, he became the sixth appointee to serve as its leader and commander since the band’s formation in 1922. Now retired, he conducts the Winds of Ocmulgee, a brass ensemble in the Macon area.
On December 7th and 8th, we will continue our long-standing tradition of performing the beloved Messiah by G.F. Handel. Both performances will be held in the evening, at 7:30 p.m., at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 719 Mulberry Street, Macon.
Tickets for each of these concerts are $15.00 and can be ordered online, by phone or at the door (we strongly suggest ordering Messiah tickets early, as it sells out quickly). Please visit www.csmga.org, go to ticket information, and follow instructions for orders; by e-mail, tickets are available at firstname.lastname@example.org, and by phone at 478-216-7841. A small processing fee may apply.
Ticket sales for our April 28th concert will be announced and available at a later date.
The Choral Society is conducted by Dr. Stanley L. Roberts, Director of Choral Studies and Associate Dean of Music, Townsend School of Music at Mercer University. Under Dr. Stanley’s direction we have been honored to sing in The Distinguished Concerts in New York Series at Carnegie Hall in 2017, and in May 2019 we will be traveling to Swindon, England, to join the Swindon Choral Society for a special concert celebrating their 90th anniversary.
It’s going to be a great year, and we hope you’ll join us.