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Mercer University Choral Director Presents MC Recital

February 3, 2009

A distinguished choral conductor and dean of the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, John Dickson will present a lecture recital with the Mississippi College Singers on Tuesday Feb. 17.

Dickson makes the visit to the Clinton campus as part of the lectureship named in honor of the late Jack Lyall. He served as chairman of the MC music department from the 1960s through the early 1980s.

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall. The event inside Aven Hall is free and open to the public.

With locations in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah, Baptist-affiliated Mercer enrolls 7,300 students from 11 colleges and universities. More than 100 students are enrolled in the Townsend School of Music that trains future music educators, conductors, singers and musicians.

Dickson is "a nationally renowned choral director,'' said James Meaders, chairman of the MC Department of Music and director of choral activities.

Dickson previously served as director of choral activities at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. and at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

During his visit, the Mercer music dean will conduct the 55-member MC Singers, a nationally acclaimed group that's appeared in concerts all over the United States and Europe. The MC Singers perform Sunday Feb. 8 at First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Miss.

For more information, contact the MC Department of Music at 601.925.3440

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