The Spoon River College Community Chorus opens its 2015-2016 season with “Winter Wonders,” a concert of holiday classical and contemporary music, on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. Both performances will be presented at the First Christian Church in Canton. Tickets are now on sale by calling (309) 647-6260 or by contacting any participating member.
Over 70 singers, musicians and technicians will take part in the concert being directed by John L. Davis. Gretchen Fuller serves as accompanist along with brass and other instrumentation in specific numbers. Included in the concert are classical pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, and Handel as well as unique arrangements of traditional carols. The Clement C. Moore classic poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” will be presented in story and song as well as many other holiday favorites and inspiring contemporary pieces.
Singing in the concert are Andrea Barbknecht, Cynthia Beard, David Bishop, Carla Bobell, Rob Bobell, Gloria Bradford, Jasper Brown, Bill Burkhead, Debbie Burkhead, Carol Davis, Jackie Davis, Colin Davis, Kevin Dearing, Richard Etter, Jim Gage, Jeanine Gaumer, Andrea Harris, Andrea Hart, Rita Hatch, Sherry Hilton, Angie Hodgson, Jo Potter Keen, Katey Kohler, Carol Kohler, Leta Krock, Chad Leitschuh, Wendy Martin, Sara Mathis, Susie McMillen, Jeanette McWhorter, Audra Miles, Janet Munson, Chad Murphy, Martha Murphy, Glenn Nestlerode, Nina Nestlerode, Dave Norton, Sue O’Flaherty, Natalie Orwig, Kathy Phillips, Sue Reuschel, Teresa Rue, Ron Rupe, Karen Shaw, Becky Silva, Ron Smith, Alex Smith, Jean Sprecher, Jeanine Standard, Pat Stanko, John Stanko, Doris Taylor, Kenny Taylor, Roberta Tomlinson, Melissa Walker, Tammy Weaver, Donna Weinstein, Judy White, Pam Willison, and Gina Wright.
“The SRC Chorus is beginning its 11th year of bringing quality concerts and performances to the central Illinois area,” said Carol Davis, artistic director. “Our members live throughout the SRC district and beyond. It is wonderful to have so many dedicated musicians performing for the love of music and to raise funds for SRC scholarships.”
The SRC Community Chorus is an affiliate of the SRC Foundation and is beginning its fifth Named Endowed Scholarship with these performances. Named Endowed Scholarships require an investment of $10,000 or more. The SRC Chorus is completely self-funded through ticket sales and arts grants. The profits from the performances are then given to the SRC Foundation to support students seeking a higher education at the college.
“The SRC Foundation appreciates not only the monetary contributions from ticket sales but also the ambassadorship the participants provide,” said Colin Davis, Director of the Foundation. “The Chorus has over 100 members who spread the word about our organization every year.”
As a bonus this year, the SRC Community Chorus is featuring a concert by classically trained singers John L. Davis and Alison Richter-Meuth on February 21st. More information on this concert will be available soon.
The SRC Community Chorus’s next production is a musical revue, conceived by Carol Davis, entitled HOTEL HOLIDAZE. The show is influenced by the musical “Holiday Inn” and the comedy film “Funny Farm” and will be presented in April, 2016.
For more information about the Chorus, please go to www.src.edu/foundation and visit the Community Chorus page. You may also contact Carol Davis at email@example.com