-Spoon River College Community Chorus Sings For Scholarships - February 2012

 

Spoon River College Community Chorus Sings For Scholarships - February 2012 

The Spoon River College Community Chorus presented the musical revue COLE, IRVING, GEORGE and JEROME production to four sold-out houses February 10-12 on the college’s Canton Campus.  Now in its seventh year, the chorus has raised over $10,000 through ticket sales to support the SRC Foundation’s Scholarship program. 

The Chorus is open to anyone with an interest in singing and no auditions are required.  The group currently has members from throughout the entire Spoon River College district ranging in age from 16-85. 

“The community chorus is actually a community education class where participants learn about composers and compositions and culminates in a performance each fall and winter,” said Carol Davis, Vice President of Community Outreach and Executive Director of the SRC Foundation.  “Participants gain an educational experience, participate in an arts event, and raise funds for scholarships.  I thoroughly enjoy every minute spent with this dedicated and fun group.”

The chorus will begin again in September and work toward a presentation of the Christmas section of Handel’s MESSIAH in December.  The performance will also include a short segment of traditional Christmas carols.

“We began the Chorus with MESSIAH back in December of 2005,” Davis said.  “We thought it was time to do so again.  We are anticipating a large group who will want to sing this classic work.”

The Chorus will also present “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber” in February of 2013.  Webber is most known for such musicals as PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, EVITA, CATS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and several other Tony Award-winning productions.

For more information, please contact Carol Davis at (309) 647-6395 or carol.davis@src.edu.