The SRC Community Chorus was established in 2005-06 by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois to promote the love of multiple music genres, to provide an opportunity for community and college performance, and to raise funds for the SRC Foundation. The Chorus features over 100 singers, musicians, and technicians producing 3-5 concerts, revues, plays and musicals annually. Carol Davis serves as Artistic Director for the Chorus.
The SRC Chorus is self-funded through ticket sales and grants. Since its inception over $100,000 has been raised. Proceeds from the performances benefit scholarships and arts programming sponsored by Spoon River College. The chorus has established the Harley L. Davis Scholarship, the Tom Greenwell Memorial Scholarship, the Marge Saville Memorial Scholarship, the Roger Howerter Memorial Scholarship, and the Gail A. Mathis Memorial Scholarship. A sixth named, endowed scholarship, the Vicki Murphy Memorial Scholarship, is currently being funded. The Chorus and the SRC Foundation also assisted with funding for a new LED lighting and sound system in the theater in Taylor Hall, where many of the SRCCC's performances are held.
The 2017-18 season has already produced the comedy/drama VANITIES. Upcoming is the winter concert SONGS & SNOWFLAKES, the hilarious comedy A TUNA CHRISTMAS, and the Tony Award-Winning musical classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
Recent years have seen the Cubs-Cardinals comedy BLEACHER BUMS, the winter concert A JOYOUS JUBILEE, and the premiere of an original musical HOTEL HOLIDAYS. The addition of the Concert Mini Series featured Illinois artists Ken Bradbury, Barry Cloyd, TRIO CON BRIO, and HIM…HER…US with John Davis and Carla Bobell, as well as Knox College's Alison Richter-Meuth.
Tickets Now on Sale for Piano Potpourri Concert Featuring Tony Roberts and Gretchen Fuller
The SRC Community Chorus presents Piano Potpourri, featuring the extraordinary talents of pianists Gretchen Fuller and Tony Roberts on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3 p.m. The concert will be presented in the sanctuary of First Christian Church in Canton. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by calling (309) 649-6260 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or at the door on the day of the concert. Proceeds support the Vicki Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Roberts and Fuller have performed with the SRC Community Chorus in many capacities since the group's inception. In addition to numerous arts performances throughout central Illinois, they are also known for their musical offerings at Fulton County churches.
"At the SRC Community Chorus winter concert this past December, Tony and Gretchen presented two piano duets which, judging by the audience response, were a highlight of the program," said Carol Davis, artistic director of the SRC Community Chorus. "People have been requesting this concert for the past few years, and we are pleased to finally offer this delightful performance."
Roberts and Fuller have chosen a wide selection of four-hand, one-piano and two-piano duets that will exhilarte audiences of all ages. The prgram features challenging and entertaining numbers including, "When the Saints Go Marching in," "Who Let the Cows Out? (A Bully Rag)," "Inspector Gadget," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Claire de Lune," "Maple Leaf Rag," "Songs of Patriotism," "How Great Thou Art," and many more.
"This program is just what we need to chase away the winter blues," Davis said. "We continue to be very fortunate and pleased to showcase the many talented individuals who live within the Spoon River College district. We believe audience members will be talking about Piano Potpourri for years."
For more information, please contact Colin Davis at
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Vanities (August 2017)
A Joyous Jubilee (December 2016)
Bleacher Bums (September 2016)
Hotel Holidaze (March 2016)
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (June 2015)
Quilters (Sept. 2014)
BROADWAY: Start to Finish (March 2014)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Nov. 2013)
Man of La Mancha (July 2013)
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (May 2013)
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Feb. 2013)
Messiah (Dec. 2012)
Cole, Irving, George and Jerome (Feb. 2012)
Mass Theatrical (Feb. 2011)
Lincoln's America (Nov. 2010)
Holiday Show (Dec. 2009)