Great Music = Great Public Broadcasting
The Metro Male Chorus of Jackson is holding a benefit concert for the MPB Foundation! Each spring, the Metro Male Chorus (MMC) gives a concert, and each year the group chooses a different organization to receive the funds it raises. This year, the choice to enjoy a top-quality music and ballet performance is also a choice to support great public broadcasting.
Join us Sunday, March 3rd at 2:30 pm at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 5400 Old Canton Road in northeast Jackson, for the concert. The MMC will also host a set performed by its guest artists, Ballet Mississippi dancers accompanied by their artistic director, David Keary, on guitar.
The program will include an all-American “Sacred and Profane Mass,” with some pieces taken from a traditional mass (Kyrie, Sanctus), and others set to secular texts such as a poem by Walt Whitman; a collection of traditional spirituals; and some glee club favorites borrowed from the world-famous Yale Whiffenpoofs.
Tickets are available for $15 general admission, $10 seniors and military, and $5 students (with ID), both in advance (purchase online or call 601-432-6565) and at the door.
The Metro Male Chorus was founded by its director, Dr. D. Royce Boyer in 2013. The ensemble sings the abundant literature in the traditional TTBB format in concerts to benefit worthy organizations. The men rehearse on Saturday mornings, six to eight weeks prior to their annual early spring concerts. Experienced choral singers interested in membership should contact Dr. Boyer to express interest in joining this unique community ensemble.
We hope to see you there. If you’d find it a bonus to meet a couple of MPB personalities in the bargain, you won’t be disappointed!