Spoon River Reads
Spoon River Reads is a district-wide community literacy project originally funded through the National Endowment for the Arts THE BIG READ project. Each fall since 2007, the Spoon River College Foundation, Parlin Ingersoll Public Library, and over 25 community organizations, businesses and educational institutions have promoted a love of reading through book discussions, activities, events and celebrations. Books selected include To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the Works of Edgar Allan Poe, My Antonia, and Our Town. Spoon River Reads continues to be one of the district’s most popular outreach projects. More details available at www.src.edu/spoonriverreads.
SRC Community Chorus
What is the 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 averages over 70 singers, musicians, and technicians and produces a minimum of two presentations each year.
Past performances include Handel’s MESSIAH; SONGS TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON; THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE; 50 YEARS OF BROADWAY; A GOLDEN HOLIDAY; and BROADWAY, TOO. Proceeds from the performances are used to benefit scholarships or arts programs sponsored by Spoon River College. In the Spring of 2010, a $10,000 named endowed scholarship was created to honor the late Tom Greenwell, a founding member of the community chorus.
Auditions are NOT required for participation and rehearsals are generally scheduled one evening per week for six weeks with one full week of rehearsals prior to the scheduled presentations. Visit the SRC Community Chorus page for more information.