The Spoon River College Community Chorus presentation of A Joyous Jubilee in December resulted in the establishment of a fifth named endowed scholarship for the SRC Foundation.  The Gail A. Mathis Memorial Scholarship will be available for students attending SRC during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Applications for this and all other Foundation Scholarships will be available later this month at

A Joyous Jubilee featured 60 singers, musicians, and technicians who presented the 1 ½ hour presentation to approximately 400 audience members at the First Christian Church in Canton.  Joining the Chorus this year was a string quartet from Bradley University.

“John Davis selected a variety of holiday music for this concert,” said Carol Davis, Artistic Director of the SRC Community Chorus.  “The audience enjoyed traditional and classical pieces, jazz selections, movie and musical numbers, and even an arrangement of Jingle Bells written specifically for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.”

Starting in 2017, the SRC Chorus will begin funding its sixth named endowed scholarship.  Named endowed scholarships are established when funding reaches the $10,000 level.  The scholarships become permanently endowed and interest earned off the scholarships is awarded annually in perpetuity.

“It is our way of awarding scholarships to SRC students and recognizing the contributions of those individuals who have supported the SRC Chorus over the years,” Davis said.  “Best of all, the Chorus is completely self-funded through ticket sales and grants so there is no cost to the college or the Foundation.”

The SRC Chorus is open to anyone with a love of singing and performance.  No auditions are required.

The next performance will next feature the popular Ken Bradbury in a mini-concert to be held on Sunday, February 12th.  For more information on that and other Chorus events, visit the Chorus webpage, Like the Chorus Facebook page, or contact Carol Davis at (309) 338-7698 or

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