SRC Community Chorus Fall Concert Endows Scholarship

Spoon River College Community Chorus Fall Concert Endows Scholarship - November 2011

“Representatives of the 50 member Chorus stop rehearsing for an impromptu photo”

(See Program from event)

The Spoon River College Community Chorus sang to a packed house of 300 at its fall concert An American Choral Mosaic on November 13th in Canton.  Funds from ticket sales have endowed the Harley L. Davis Memorial Scholarship at the $10,000 level which will be awarded for the first time in 2012-13.

“The Chorus keeps growing and the music continues to be more challenging,” said Carol Davis who serves as the Executive Director of the SRC Foundation.  “We are so grateful for the time and dedication these singers and musicians put into the concerts and for the audience members who attend.  Since its inception in 2005, the Chorus has raised over $11,000 through ticket sales and we see no end in sight.”

The Chorus also performed a portion of the concert at the Lincoln Presidential Museum on November 12.

The group, directed by John Davis, is comprised of people from throughout the SRC district and includes all age groups from 18 – 85.  Past performances have included a Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta, a Holiday Show, a premiere musical, two Broadway revues, and Handel’s MESSIAH.

The Chorus, which is open to anyone with a love of singing, will start up again the first week in January to rehearse its February 12-14 production COLE, IRVING, GEORGE & JEROME -- a musical revue of the works of musical and popular song writers Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern.

Chorus members represent the entire college district.  Those participating are Jean Arndt, Andrea Barbknecht, Cynthia Beard, Dave Bishop, Mark Bixler, Carla Bobell, Rob Bobell, Barbi  Brewer, Patricia Clark, Sherry Coffey, Carol Davis, Jackie Davis, Jan Dearing, Kevin Dearing, Ann Doolen, Richard Etter, Bethany Freitag, Jeanine Gaumer, Peggy Glatz, John Harmon, Jim Hartford, Jan Hartford, Rita Hatch, Bob Heppenstall, Roger Howerter, Chad Leitschuh, Wendy Martin, Sara Mathis, Susie McMillen, Jeanette McWhorter, Glenn Nestlerode, Natalie Orwig, Ron Rupe, Gary Schindler, Julie Seeley, Christy Semande, Ron Smith, Sue Smith, Jean Sprecher, Jeanine Standard, John Stanko, Pat Stanko, Maureen Stein, Melissa Walker, Judy White, Pam Willison, and Kandy Wright.  Gretchen Fuller is accompanist with Pam Willison joining her on four-hand piano.

For more information about the Community Chorus, please call (309) 647-6260 or contact Carol Davis at carol.davis@src.edu.