Columbia-based musicians Audra Sergel and Robin Anderson will be showcased in a free performance at 7 p.m. on July 18 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St.

Columbia-based musicians Audra Sergel and Robin Anderson will be showcased in a free performance at 7 p.m. on July 18 at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S Main St.  Their Migration Tour 2017 will mark the culmination of their work as solo artists and serve as a homegrown platform to release their individual debut albums; Anderson’s In All Degrees and Sergel’s Forgotten Songs.

Though she lives in Columbia, Sergel has many Hannibal connections, having originally been introduced to Hannibal’s art and music scene via the late Jason Dugger.  Sergel has performed many times in Hannibal over the years, including Big Muddy Opera Company cabaret shows with Dugger, solo performances at local venues, accompanying local singers and a performance of her musical, Starting with My Voice are among her Hannibal performances.

Sergel and Anderson share a similar past. They’ve been music teachers, conductors, pianists and professors. The challenging journey of finding their voice began when they found themselves singing barefoot alongside one another in a choir four years ago. Since then, the two have traveled parallel paths that continually intersected over wine and safe creative support.

In additional to their Hannibal performance date, the two are embarking upon a three-week series of private house shows, listening rooms, and small venues throughout the Midwest. Other tour destinations include Columbia, Kansas City, Jefferson City and Wappapello, Mo., Quincy, Champaign-Urbana and Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.