SRC Foundation Donors receive access to virtual holiday concert; David L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship now fully endowed
Though COVID-19 prevented the Spoon River College Community Chorus from celebrating its 15th year with an in-person holiday concert, the show still went on.
Home for the Holidays: Virtually Unplugged, a virtual winter/holiday concert showcasing the talents of over 70 performers with local ties, was produced to support both the SRC Foundation’s #GivingSPOONday campaign and the David L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship, which the Chorus began funding after Bishop, a founding member of the Chorus, passed away in 2017.
“I’m proud of all of our productions,” said Carol Davis, the Chorus’ Artistic Director since its inception in 2005, “but this one will be one of the most memorable. It truly shows how versatile we are as an organization, and it’s always amazing to be reminded of just how much talent we have here in our area. We’re already hearing from many people about how much they’re enjoying it, and we’re honored to bring a little holiday cheer in a year when it’s never been needed more.”
Donors to the SRC Foundation’s #GivingSPOONday campaign and left their e-mail addresses received a link to view the concert by e-mail on Thursday, Dec. 10. Those who did not receive the e-mail are urged to check their spam folders. All donors will receive the link for the concert by mail in the next few days.
“The SRC Community Chorus is an important part of what we do and who we are,” said SRC Foundation Executive Director Colin Davis. “In addition to their talents leading to dozens of scholarships for SRC students over the years, the Chorus’ efforts directly led to the big success we were able to have in our #GivingSPOONday campaign, which helps SRC students in many ways.”
In the process, thanks to proceeds from previous Chorus performances, gifts from the Bishop Family, and other gifts made on #GivingSPOONday, the David L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship is now fully-endowed and will be awarded to SRC students in perpetuity. However, future gifts to the Bishop scholarship will always be accepted.
Those who still wish to see the concert may do so by making a gift to the SRC Foundation online by Dec. 18. All donors who make gifts of any size and to any designation will receive access to the concert. To receive access to the concert, visit www.src.edu/givingtuesday to make a gift to the SRC Foundation, or contact the Foundation by calling (309) 649-6260.
The concert includes over three hours of winter and holiday-themed music, acting, and poetry, all performed by students, alumni, staff, faculty and friends of SRC. With the on-demand format, the performances can be viewed at any time, in any location, and on any device that has access to the internet.
The SRC Community Chorus plans to return to live performances next August with The Musical World of Disney. To learn more about the Chorus, visit www.src.edu/chorus.
Please note that SRC is closed for winter break from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3.