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 90 singers, musicians, and technicians and produces a minimum of two presentations each year.

Past performances include Handel’s MESSIAH; MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; 50 YEARS OF BROADWAY; A GOLDEN HOLIDAY; YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN and more.

Proceeds from the performances are used to 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, and the Marge Saville Memorial Scholarship and has raised over $35,000 from ticket sales.

The Chorus and the SRC Foundation recently assisted with funding for a new LED lighting system in the theater in Taylor Hall. The system was installed by award-winning light designer Jacob Welch, an SRC alum.

 

 Current News...

 

Tickets Now On Sale for SRC Chorus Musical

Tickets are now on sale for the hilarious musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Show dates are Friday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 and may be reserved by calling 647-6260. Performances will take place in the Theater in Taylor Hall on the Spoon River College Canton campus.

“This is the funniest musical I’ve ever directed,” said Carol Davis.  “Audience members will begin laughing the minute they arrive and will still be laughing when they get home.”

The cast includes 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 are portrayed by Chad Murphy, Alek President, Clay Klinedinst, Lorie Rude, Carla Bobell and Sara Mathis.  Jasper Brown is Mitch Mahoney, a “comfort counselor” who is participating in the Bee to complete his community service requirement.  Other cast members include Josh Webb, Paul Sprecher, Sheri Barr, and Tony Roberts.

The production is directed by Carol Davis and musically directed by Tony Roberts.   Paul Sprecher serves as production assistant with choreography by Courtney Klinedinst.   The musical is rated PG13.

For more information, please contact Carol Davis at 674-6395 or carol.davis@src.edu. 

SRC Community Chorus to Present Tony Award-Winning Musical in June

If you are looking for high energy talent, fun music, and lots of opportunities for laughter, you won’t want to miss the SRC Community Chorus production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  The show runs June 5-7 for four performances in the SRC Theater in Taylor Hall.  Tickets go on sale May 1st.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

The cast includes 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 are portrayed by Chad Murphy, Alek President, Clay Klinedinst, Lorie Rude, Carla Bobell and Sara Mathis.  Jasper Brown is Mitch Mahoney, a “comfort counselor” who is participating in the Bee to complete his community service requirement.  Other cast members include Josh Webb, Paul Sprecher, Sheri Barr, and Tony Roberts.

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

The Music Theater International website states that this “Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this Bee is one unforgettable experience.”

The SRC Chorus has fully funded four Named Endowed Scholarships since its inception.   Spelling Bee net profits will be utilized to begin a fifth named endowed scholarship.  Carol Davis recently signed a contract with the SRC Foundation to continue as artistic director of the Chorus through June 2018.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).   For more information, please contact Carol Davis at carol.davis@src.edu or (309) 647-6395.


 

 Past News...

 
 

 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