The SRC Community Chorus ended its
2013-2014 performance season with four sold-out performances of “Broadway:
Start to Finish.” As a result, the Marge
Saville Memorial Scholarship was elevated to a Named Endowed Scholarship. Since its inception in 2005, the chorus has
raised over $35,000 in ticket sales with proceeds being contributed to the SRC
Foundation’s scholarship program.
“Broadway” featured over 60 singers, musicians,
and technicians. New for 2014 was the
state-of-the-art LED lighting system installed by award-winning light designer
and SRC alumnus Jacob Welch.
“We have over 90 individuals associated
with the chorus now,” said Carol Davis, SRC Vice President of Community
Outreach and Director of the Foundation.
“It is so rewarding to bring together those who have a love of the
performing arts and those who also care about providing a quality education for
students. It’s a win for the college and
for the community.”
The successful sold-out season began
with the production “Man of La Mancha” in July, 2013. The second performance of the year was held
in November and featured songs from the Dustbowl Era. The concert coincided with the Spoon River
Reads program and community read of “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Preparing to celebrate 10 years of
programming, the Chorus will open its 2014-2015 season with a production of the
poignant musical QUILTERS on September 5, 6, and 7 in the SRC Theater.
On December 6 and 7, the chorus will
kick-off its 10th anniversary with a winter holiday concert. The concert will feature both classic and
traditional holiday music and featuring a brass quintet.
“Concerts give us the opportunity to
involve everyone,” said John Davis, music director for the chorus. “We have excellent vocal and instrumental
talent in central Illinois. We are
inviting everyone who has ever sung with the chorus to take part as well as
anyone who would like to join us for the first time. No auditions are required and everyone is
welcome to participate.”
The season will end with a June
production of the Tony award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee” in June, 2015.
“We are currently working toward
offering SRC students college credit for their participation,” stated Carol
Davis. “Blending students with community
members in a program like ours has great merit.
We are also very pleased that the SRC Drama program will be returning
this fall as well. This should prove to
be a great year for the performing arts at Spoon River College.”
For more information, contact Carol
Davis at email@example.com.