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Friday, November 15, 2013 - 4:34am

Middle Ga. Weekend: Choral Music, Christmas Trees, A Play In Purgatory

Huffington Post film critic Jackie K. Cooper and harpist Betsy Fitzgerald join us to talk about fun things to do in Middle Georgia over the weekend and beyond.

Betsy's picks for Nov. 15:

Festival of Trees, Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon GA, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 15 through December 29. Admission is charged. Call 478.477.3232 for more information.

It may only be November but Central Georgia’s holiday season kicks off every year with the annual Museum of Arts and Sciences’ Festival of Trees. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the museum’s largest fundraising event.

The exhibition displays more than 35 designer-decorated holiday trees that will adorn the galleries at the Museum of Arts and Sciences through December 29, 2013. Visitors young and old will marvel at the unique tree themes.

Middle Georgia State Chamber Singers Fall Concert, Sunday, November 17, 2013, Riverside United Methodist Church, 735 Pierce Avenue Macon, GA, 3:00 p.m. Free Admission.

The Middle Georgia State Chamber Singers will present their fall concert this Sunday under the artful direction of Rebecca Lanning.

The program will feature two beautiful works: American Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs and English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs.

Both works are stupendous musical settings of poetry. You may recognize Whitacre’s name as he is also known for his "Virtual Choir" projects, bringing individual voices from around the globe together into an online choir.

Check out this video to see and hear how voices from around the world can come together to sing another of his well-known works.


Jackie's picks for Nov. 15:

Sidney's Salon, Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High Street, Macon, Georgia November 19 at 5:30 p.m. Reception, 6 p.m. program.

Admission free for Historic Macon mewmbers, $5 for others and $3 for students

I will be the guest speaker and will be discussing "The Art of Writing Memoirs". I will also be reading from my latest book "Memory's Mist: The View From The Journey."

Mercer Theatre is presenting Vladimir Volkoff’s “Love Kills” at the Back Door Theatre in Willingham Hall November 14-24. Tickets are $5 at the door.

From Mercer: "An engaging journey through time and the afterlife, Love Kills is a witty play with plenty of plot twists and a dash of the metaphysical. The production will be held as a part of the colloquium on the writings of Vladimir Volkoff to be held in celebration of the opening of the Volkoff Archive at the Jack Tarver Library on Mercer's Macon Campus."


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