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Governor, First Lady Perdue Announce Mansion Tour Schedule

Monday, December 7, 2009  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774

ATLANTA – Governor and First Lady Perdue hosted a tree lighting ceremony Sunday evening at the Governor’s Mansion, an annual tradition that jump starts the Mansion’s holiday touring season.

“Mary and I would like to invite all Georgians to help us celebrate the Christmas season with a visit to the Governor’s Mansion,” said Governor Perdue. “We are honored to have some of Georgia’s most talented designers share their creative talent in the themed rooms at the Mansion.”

This year’s decoration theme includes “The Colors of Christmas,” which depict the vibrant hues and spirit of the season. The Mansion also includes a “Candy Land” in the state dining room, featuring gumdrop trees and a gingerbread house. The tour also hosts performances from musical groups from across the state, including the Parkview High School Chorus, Cantare Youth Choir of Atlanta and Campbell Middle School Chamber Ensemble. A full list of performances is below.

Tours featuring the holiday-themed decorations at the Governor’s Mansion will be held Dec. 7 through Dec. 18.   The Monday through Friday schedule is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays tours are available from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Governor Perdue also encourages Georgians to visit the Georgia Governor’s Mansion website at, which features information on public tours, photos, monthly recipe cards and a history of the mansion. The website is a part of Governor Perdue’s continued focus on customer service, and his commitment to make Georgia state government faster, friendlier and easier. The Georgia Technology Authority hosts the website as a part of, the state government’s internet portal which provides a single point of access to government information and services.

The following groups have already performed for this year’s Mansion tours:

  • Army Band;
  • Tri-Cities High School Chorus;
  • Chattahoochee High School Wind Ensemble;
  • West Side Singing Stingers;
  • Roswell High School Chamber Orchestra;
  • Voices of Vaughn;
  • Summerour Middle School Wind Ensemble;
  • White County Intermediate School.

These future performances will be held at the Governor’s Mansion for the holiday tours:

Tuesday December 8

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Dodgen Middle School Clarinet Choir
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom: Chestnut Log Middle School Chorus
  • 11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: M.D. Roberts String Ensemble
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Addison Elementary

Wednesday, December 9

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room, Northwestern Middle School Woodwind Choir
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom, Parkview High School Chorus
  • 11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: Youth Middle School Band
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Campbell High School

Thursday, December 10

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Harrison High School Orchestra
  • 9:30 a.m.,   Ballroom: Sandtown Middle School
  • 11:00 a.m., Harrison High School Orchestra
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom, Eagle’s Landing Middle School “Eagle’s Chorus”

Friday, December 11

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Northwestern Middle School Orchestra
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom: Northgate High School Women’s Chamber Choir
  • 11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: Dodgen Middle School Cello Choir
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Music @ SPARK


Saturday, December 12

  • 1:00 p.m., Drawing Room: Sweetwater Middle School
  • 1:00 p.m., Ballroom: Mirror Lake Elementary School
  • 2:45 p.m., Drawing Room: Woodland Middle School Orchestra
  • 2:45 p.m., Ballroom: Cantare Youth Choir of Atlanta

Sunday, December 13

  • 1:00 p.m., Drawing Room: Lanier County High School Brass Ensemble
  • 1:00 p.m., Ballroom: Callaway Elementary School Chorus
  • 2:45 p.m., Drawing Room: Brookwood High School Chamber Orchestra
  • 2:45 p.m., Ballroom: Rocky Mount Elementary Chorus
  • 6:00 p.m., Drawing Room: Shamrock Middle School Holiday String Ensemble
  • 6:00 p.m., Ballroom: Inman Middle School

Monday, December 14

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Norcross High School Orchestra
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom: Belmont Hills Honor Chorus
  • 11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: Pine Mountain Middle School Fiddle Group
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Griffin Middle School

Tuesday, December 15

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Woodland Charter Elementary School String Ensemble
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom: Evans Middle School Chorus
  • 11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: Campbell Middle School Chamber Ensemble
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Brooks Singers

Wednesday, December 16

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Summerour Middle School String Ensemble
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom, The Brockett Singers
  •    11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: Garrett Middle School Chamber Orchestra
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Cousins Middle School Chorus

Thursday, December 17

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Mimosa Elementary Recorder/ Percussion Ensemble
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom: Lewis Pride Chorus
  • 11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: Clarkdale Cadet Band
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Clarkdale Chorus

Friday, December 18

  • 9:30 a.m., Drawing Room: Northwest Whitfield High School Flute Ensemble
  • 9:30 a.m., Ballroom: Pickett’s Mill Elementary School
  • 11:00 a.m., Drawing Room: Hightower Trail Chamber Orchestra
  • 11:00 a.m., Ballroom: Johnson High School Chorus