Mercer University, Emmy® Award-winner Brandenburg Productions and Georgia Public Broadcasting have teamed up to produce A Grand Mercer Christmas, one-hour television special that will be aired by PBS stations across the nation during the 2013 holiday season. Taped in Macon, Georgia’s, historic Grand Opera House, the program features students and faculty from Mercer’s Townsend School of Music and its internationally renowned Robert McDuffie Center for Strings. A Grand Mercer Christmas includes classical Christmas selections and showcases exclusive new arrangements by noted Boston Pops arranger Randol Bass and Grammy© Award-winner Matt Catingub. The 45-voice Mercer Singers, conducted by Dr. Stanley Roberts, and the McDuffie Center for Strings Ensemble are complemented with selections performed by Macon native, Grammy® nominee and program host Robert McDuffie, as well as the McDuffie Center’s Director, former Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Amy Schwartz Moretti.
Read about A Grand Mercer Christmas in the November/December issue of GPB’s digital magazine. The feature includes a highlight clip and an audio interview with program host Robert McDuffie.