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Akron Symphony Chorus Master Jennifer Mekel Prepares for Gospel Meets Symphony Concert

176839_1024Conducting a 200-plus voice choir accompanied by the Akron Symphony Orchestra is no small feat but the ever-skilled singer songwriter Jennifer Mekel handles it effortlessly and has done so for seven years.  Mekel is the official chorus master for the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s Gospel Meets Symphony concert.  With it’s rich history, Gospel Meets Symphony has all the indicators of being a music movement, as it was created 21 years ago as a way to bridge diverse communities in Akron.

Gospel Meets Symphony is the power of 200 voices combined with orchestra to create a high-combustion mix of two great musical traditions, bringing together talent from all over northeast Ohio  and making us all one community year-after-year.

Join conductors, Christopher Wilkins and Jennifer Mekel for ConductorsThe 22nd Annual Gospel Meets Symphony, Saturday, February 21, 2015 on the campus of Akron University at 7:30p inside E.J. Thomas Performance Hall. Order tickets online at www.arkonsymphony.org or directly from the box office EJ Thomas Performance Hall which opens for walk up purchases at 5:30 PM on the concert night.

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Recently, Jennifer Mekel was part of a star-studded line-up with the Worship Fest 2014 Holiday Gospel Concert which featured Ricky Dilliard, Earnest Pugh, Anita Wilson and Jekelyn Carr. After Pugh observed Mekel perform, mesmerizing the audience into an altered state of worship, matched with a flexible vocal range if he could appreciate, Pugh agreed to record a duet with Mekel with an expectant release timeline of April 2015.

Mekel is excited and humbled to collaborate with Earnest Pugh on what will be her lead single for her upcoming music project.  Pugh is a Dove and Stellar Award nominated recording artist who is affectionately called, Gospel’s Leading Man. Great God is a prelude to her upcoming album. Mekel says, “This album will be an amazing compilation of songs that ministers to the soul, radiating messages of hope, strength and love.”

Jennifer Mekel welcomes all interview opportunities through her PR Marketing partner Cheryl Patterson and Universal Xperience, universalxperience@gmail.com or 313.434.3589.

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