Marc Martel, Voice of Freddie Mercury in Upcoming Queen Biopic, to Appear in Concert at Middle Georgia State University
Friday, August 10th, 2018
Marc Martel, who helped voice the role of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming film, will perform in concert at Middle Georgia State University at 7 p.m. Friday, August 17, at the Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State University.
Proceeds from the concert, presented by the Middle Georgia State University Foundation Board of Trustees, will benefit MGA's new Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Musicianship program.
“The Middle Georgia State University Foundation is proud to bring Marc Martel to our Macon Campus," said Dr. Ken Fincher, MGA's vice president for Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Foundation. "While Marc’s performance will undoubtedly be amazing, what I am looking forward to the most is the opportunity for MGA students to sit down with him and discuss careers in music, performing, recording and other topics central to student’s interest. Marc’s voice is truly amazing and we are so excited to hear him perform in an intimate venue in an unplugged style setting."
Rami Malek will portray Mercury in the Queen biopic movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, set for release later this year. But Malek could not recreate Mercury's voice. Most singing scenes in the movie rely on Queen recordings or new recordings by Martel, a Canadian Christian rock singer. Martel's voice is practically identical to Mercury's.
Tickets for Martel's Middle Georgia State show, which will take place at the Robert F. Hatcher Conference Center in the Professional Sciences Center on the Macon Campus, are $50 per person, $400 for a table of eight, or $20 each for college/university students. A Macon Campus map is at https://www.mga.edu/about/maps.php.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets and/or sponsorships, visit https://www.mga.edu/knight-with/register.php. For more information, contact Keisha Fields at 478-471-2732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.