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. Nearly $100,000 has been raised in ticket sales.
Recent years have seen an original Carol Davis production, Hotel Holidaze, as well as 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, as well as Knox College's Alison Richter-Meuth. The 2015 mini-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, where many of the SRCCC's performances are held. The system was designed and installed by award-winning light designer Jacob Welch, an SRC alum.
SRC Chorus Concert Tickets Now on Sale for "A Joyous Jubilee"
Tickets are now on sale for the SRC Community Chorus concert A Joyous Jubilee. The concert features 60 singers, musicians and technicians and will be presented on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at the First Christian Church in Canton. Both performances are at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets may be obtained by calling (309) 647-6260 or through chorus members.
Chorus members participating in the concert are Andrea Barbknecht, Andrea Garnett, Audra Miles, Becky Silva, Betty Cooper, Bruce Beal, Carla Bobell, Carol Davis, Carol Kohler, Chad Leitschuh, Chad Murphy, Colin Davis, Dave Norton, Doris Taylor, Glenn Nestlerode, Jackie Davis, Jasper Brown, Jean Sprecher, Jeanette McWhorter, JoEllyn Welch, Jon Mathis, Kathleen Brumbaugh, Marilyn Mathis, Micah Garnett, Randy Weaver, Bob Heppenstall, Janet Vass, Jean Arndt, Jeanine Gaumer, Jeanine Standard, Jennifer Cooper, Jim Gage, Jo Potter Keen, Judy White, Karen Shaw, Katey Davis, Kenny Taylor, Leta Krock, Natalie Orwig, Nina Nestlerode, Pam Willison, Richard Etter, Roberta Tomlinson, Ron Rupe, Ron Smith, Sara Mathis, Sherry Hilton, Sue O'Flaherty, Susie McMillen, Tammy Weaver, Teresa Rue, Virginia Reter and Wendy Martin.
A Joyous Jubilee will feature a combination of classical, traditional and contemporary holiday songs. Featured selections include Handel's Alleluia; Pergolesi's Glory to God in the Highest; Ding Dong Merrily on High; Mary, Did You Know; Still, Still, Still; John Williams' Star of Bethlehem and Somewhere in My Memory; a new version of Jingle Bells composed for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Christmas Time Is Here from A Charlie Brown Christmas; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; Over the River and Through the Woods; the Bing Crosby and David Bowie version of Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth; a medley entitled Irving Berlin's Christmas and more.
John L. Davis directs a Joyous Jubilee with Gretchen Fuller accompanying. A string ensemble will also be featured.
The SRC Community Chorus artistic director is Carol Davis. Proceeds from ticket sales fund named endowed scholarships for SRC students. The chorus is currently funding the Gail A. Mathis Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Mathis sang with the SRC Chorus.
For more information, please contact Colin Davis at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Davis at
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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)
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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)