The Mercer University Children’s Choir will be presenting a concert on June 3 at
7 PM at the Lebanon New Hampshire United Methodist Church. Admission is free.
On June 1, 2011 the Touring Choir of the Mercer University Children’s Choir program will
begin a tour of the eastern seaboard with performances in Richmond, VA, Philadelphia, Boston,
Providence, Washington D.C. and Winston-Salem, NC. Under the direction of Dr. Richard
Kosowski, the Touring Choir will premiere the song “Ubi caritas” by noted children’s choral
composer Mary Lynn Lightfoot. Commissioned for the fifth anniversary of MUCC program, the
song is dedicated to founding director, Dr. John E. Simons, and former assistant director,
Kathryn Allred. The Touring Choir will perform an eclectic mix of sacred, secular and folk
The Mercer University Children’s Choir was founded in 2005 as a community arts initiative of
the Townsend-McAfee Institute for Sacred Music Studies at Mercer University’s Townsend
School of Music. The program consists of 80 singers in two auditioned choirs. The Preparatory
Choir is designed to introduce children aged 8 – 10 to healthy singing and performance skills.
The Touring Choir is a performance choir for children aged 10 – 16 that sings throughout
Georgia, and it conducts a yearly out-of-state concert tour. Singers in the MUCC program learn
to read music, use proper vocal technique, develop creativity, and provide an artistic gift to the
Performance dates and locations are as follows:
June 2 Independence Hall, Philadelphia
June 3 Lebanon United Methodist Church, Lebanon, NH
June 5 First Baptist Church in America, Providence
Old North Church, Boston
June 7 19th Street Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
June 8 Visitor’s Center, Old Salem, N.C.
For further information, please call the Townsend School of Music at 478-301-5751