Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will be celebrating the 2012 holiday season with five special daytime Young People’s Concerts; starting on Monday, Nov. 19 and concluding on Wednesday, Dec. 12. All five concerts start at 11:15 a.m., in Spivey Hall on the Clayton State campus in Morrow.
Spivey Hall’s daytime Young People’s Concerts are an excellent opportunity for dreams to be made real, and for only $2 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (678) 466-4481
The holidays start on Monday, Nov. 19, with “A Grand Mercer Christmas,” featuring the Mercer Singers and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings Orchestra. The Mercer University Townsend School of Music rings in the holiday season with “A Grand Mercer Christmas.” Audiences will be delighted with familiar carols and holiday tunes both traditional and contemporary accompanied by string orchestra!
The week after Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30, the Birmingham Children's Theatre presents, “The Gingerbread Boy.” In addition to the 11:15 a.m. performances both days, there will also be 9:30 a.m. presentations both days. Specially designed for children in Kindergarten through fifth grades, “The Gingerbread Boy” is a fun-filled tale that teaches morals of respect, friendship, and listening well.
On Monday, Dec. 3, the Capitol City Opera Company Madrigal Singers will perform on the Spivey Hall stage. The Capitol City Opera Company is a chamber vocal ensemble that specializes in sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present. The group will present a varied program of madrigals and traditional holiday carols in beautiful Renaissance period costumes.
The Atlanta Concert Ringers will present a special handbell concert on Friday, Dec. 7. The Atlanta Concert Ringers, Inc., are a group of experienced handbell ringers from throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. During this concert, students will learn that teamwork is a vital part of life. More than any other instrument, a handbell choir illustrates the magic and fun of working together. The Atlanta Concert Ringers will demonstrate teamwork through a variety of musical styles and holiday music.
Finally, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, Spivey Hall’s own Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ, and organist Stephen Wooddell, will take center stage for a holiday pipe organ concert. The magnificent Albert Schweitzer Memorial pipe organ is the crowning centerpiece of Spivey Hall. Built by the Fratelli Ruffatti of Padua, Italy, the 4,413-pipe organ is just as beautiful to hear as it is to see. Wooddell will demonstrate the amazing range of the instrument with a variety of traditional and contemporary seasonal music sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
To see the complete 2012/2103 Spivey Hall Young People’s concert series, go online at http://www.spiveyhall.org/educational-programs/young-peoples-concerts/