Community Chorus

SRC Community Chorus

The SRC Community Chorus was established in 2005-06 by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois. Its purpose is to provide music education through rehearsal and performance of specific genres of music. The Chorus now has over 90 singers, musicians, and technicians and produces a minimum of two presentations each year.


Proceeds from the performances are used to benefit scholarships or arts programs sponsored by Spoon River College. The chorus has contributed to the establishment of the Harley L. Davis Scholarship, the Tom Greenwell Memorial Scholarship, and the Marge Saville Memorial Scholarship and has raised over $35,000 from ticket sales.

The Chorus and the SRC Foundation recently assisted with funding for a new LED lighting system in the theater in Taylor Hall. The system was installed by award-winning light designer Jacob Welch, an SRC alum.


 Current News...


Tickets on Sale Dec. 1st for 2015 Concert Series

An Irish Immigrant's Song, The Celtic Influx
January 18, 2015

​Trio Con Brio
February 8, 2015

March 28, 2015


Tickets Now on Sale for “A Winter’s Tapestry” Concert by the SRC Community Chorus

Tickets for the December 6 and 7 performances of the SRC Community Chorus concert “A Winter’s Tapestry” are now on sale.  Both performances are at 7:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church on East Chestnut in Canton.  General admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling (309) 647-6260.

“A Winter’s Tapestry” will feature classical, contemporary and traditional holiday music accompanied by piano, harp, and a brass quintet.  The concert is under the direction of John L. Davis.

Over 65 voices will blend to present such musical pieces as A Great and Mighty Wonder; Ave Maria; Count Your Blessings; Do You Hear What I Hear; Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent; Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming; Silent Night; Silver Bells; White Christmas and many more.

Singing in the concert are Alex President, Alex Smith, Andrea Barbknecht, Andrea Harris, Andrea Hart, Ann Doolen, Audra Miles, Bill Burkhead, Bob Heppenstall, Bruce Beal, Carla Bobell, Carol Davis, Chad Leitschuh, Chad Murphy, Chris Zumstein, Cindy Turk, Colin Davis, Cynthia Beard, Dave Bishop, Dave Norton, Deborah Burkhead, Donna Weinstein, Doris Taylor, Gail Mathis, Glenn Nestlerode, Greg Mathis, Jackie Davis, James Gage, Jan Dearing, Jasper Brown, Jean Arndt, Jean Sprecher, Jeanette McWhorter, Jeanine Gaumer, Jeanine Standard, Jo Keen, JoEllyn Welch, Josh Webb, Judy White, Karen Shaw, Katey Kohler, Kenny Taylor, Kevin Dearing, Leta Krock, Loren Blackfelner, Marge Bagwell, Marilyn Mathis, Maureen Stein, Melissa Walker, Natalie Orwig, Nina Nestlerode, Pam Willison, Richard Etter, Rita Hatch, Rob Bobell, Robert Miner, Roberta Tomlinson, Ron Rupe, Ron Smith, Sara Mathis, Sharon Hilton, Sherri Barr, Sherry Coffey, Shirley Roberts, Sue O’Flaherty, Sue Reuschel, Sue Smith, Susan Handy, Susie McMillen, Tammy Weaver, Teresa Rue, Tony Roberts and Wendy Martin.

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Roger Howerter Scholarship fund.  The Chorus has raised thousands of dollars since its inception in 2005 and has established three named endowed scholarships at Spoon River College.

Holiday cookies, treats and beverages will be available during intermission.

For more information, please call (309) 647-6260, email


The SRC Community Chorus Production of QUILTERS played to sold-out houses and raised $2,000 for the Roger Howerter Memorial Scholarship.

September 2014

(Photo Credit: Dave Barbknecht)


 Past News...


 BROADWAY: Start to Finish (March 2014)

community chorus titanic

 Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Nov. 2013)

community chorus rainbox


 Man of La Mancha (July 2013)

community chorus la mancha 

 You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (May 2013)

community chorus charlie brown 

 The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Feb. 2013)

community chorus andrew lloyd webber

 Messiah (Dec. 2012)

community chorus messiah

 Cole, Irving, George and Jerome (Feb. 2012)


community chorus cole, irving, george and jerome


 Mass Theatrical (Feb. 2011)

community chorus Mass Theatrical

 Lincoln's America (Nov. 2010)

community chorus lincoln's america 

 Holiday Show (Dec. 2009)


community chorus holiday show