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 100 singers, musicians, and technicians and produces 3-5 concerts and productions each year.  Carol Davis serves as Artistic Director for the Chorus.

Proceeds from the performances 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, the Marge Saville Memorial Scholarship and the Roger Howerter Memorial Scholarship. Over $60,000 has been raised in ticket sales.

Last year saw the addition of the Concert Mini Series featuring Illinois artists Barry Cloyd, TRIO CON BRIO, and HIM…HER…US with John Davis and Carla Bobell.  This series was partially funded by the Two Rivers Arts Council/Illinois Arts Council.  The Chorus and the SRC Foundation also assisted with funding a new LED lighting system in the theater in Taylor Hall. The system was designed and installed by award-winning light designer Jacob Welch, an SRC alum.​​​​​​​​​

 

 Current News...

 

NEW CHORUS SEASON SET TO BEGIN

The​ SRC Community Chorus is open to anyone of any age who has a love of music performance.  No auditions are required.

The Chorus will present its annual holiday concert on December 5 and 6, 2015.  The concert will include classical, contemporary and traditional holiday music and feature a brass quintet.  This year's performances will take place at the First Christian Church in Canton.

Rehearsals will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., beginning on September 17. Rehearsals will take place at the Canton Church of the Brethren, 269 E. Chestnut, in Canton.

"Hotel Holidays," a musical revue with story inspired by the film Holiday Inn will be presented on April 1-3, 2016.  A small hotel is about to go bankrupt until the owners realize that there is "money in holiday music."  Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays, beginning February 4.  Again, no auditions are required, and everyone is invited to sing or perform.

A soon to be announced Broadway musical will take place in the summer of 2016, and the Concert Mini Series is currently being planned.

For more information, please contact Carol Davis at cdavis.tenacious@gmail.com​ or (309) 338-7698.




SPELLING BEE WINS

Spelling Bee-0495web.jpg  

The hilarious musical ​The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee​ was presented June 5-7, 2015 in the Theater in Taylor Hall.

The cast included Bob Juraco as Vice Principal Panch with Katie McLuckie as Rona, the former Bee champion and host of the Putnam County Spelling Bee.  The six hilarious Spellers were portrayed by Chad Murphy, Alek President, Clay Klinedinst, Lorie Rude, Carla Bobell and Sara Mathis.  Jasper Brown was Mitch Mahoney, a "comfort counselor" who participated in the Bee to complete his community service requirement.  Other cast members included Josh Well, Paul Sprecher, Sheri Barr and Tony Roberts.

The production was directed by Carol Davis and musically directed by Tony Roberts.  Paul Sprecher served as production assistant with choreography by Courtney Klinedinst.

Proceeds from ticket sales enabled the Chorus to fully fund its fourth named endowed scholarship -- The Roger Howerter Memorial Scholarship.  Named endowed scholarships are established with investments of more than $10,000.

 

 Past News...

 
 

 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (June 2015)

 
​​
 

 Quilters (Sept. 2014)

 
 
 
 

 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