As Spoon River College’s academic year closes, so does the 2015-2016 season of the Spoon River College Community Chorus. With its three presentations and over 100 members, the chorus added thousands to its fifth named endowed scholarship with the SRC Foundation.
The season began with the group’s annual holiday concert, Winter Wonders, in December, followed in February with A Classic Afternoon, featuring Alison Richter-Meuth and John L. Davis. Last month, the Chorus presented Hotel Holidaze written by Carol Davis.
“We are so pleased that approximately 1,000 tickets were sold in all,” said artistic director Carol Davis. “After expenses, net proceeds are given to the SRC Foundation for scholarships. To date, the chorus has established four named endowed scholarships and is currently funding its fifth. The chorus members enjoy performing but especially appreciate doing so for a wonderful cause.”
The 2016-2017 season features three distinctly different presentations.
BLEACHER BUMS, written by Joe Mantegna, is a hilarious comedy set in 1977 at Wrigley Field. The wild nine-inning game between the Cubs and the Cardinals highlights the crazed Cubs fans who sit in the bleachers year after year awaiting a Cubs World Series. Bleacher Bums runs September 8-11 in the SRC Theater in Taylor Hall on the Canton Campus. The show is directed by Carol Davis.
“We are really looking forward to this production,” Davis said. “We will be featuring some rarely seen cast members. When we announce the cast, we believe many people will come just to see these surprise performers do something they’ve never done before.”
On December 3 and 4, the Chorus will present its annual holiday concert at the First Christian Church in Canton. A Joyous Jubilee features music from several genres including classical, contemporary and holiday favorites. John L. Davis serves as musical director for this concert.
The ever-entertaining Ken Bradbury is the featured performer in this year’s mini-concert scheduled for Sunday afternoon, February 12th. Ken is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, and playwright who performs throughout Illinois and Missouri, and a frequent guest artist on the Spirit of Peoria. He last performed at the college during the Spoon River Reads program.
The SRC Community Chorus is an extension of the SRC Foundation and is open to anyone who has a love for performance. Auditions are not required. For more information, please contact Carol Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 338-7698.