​Tickets for the SRC Community Chorus Winter Concert, Silver Songs & Golden Gifts, are now on sale.  Over 60 singers, musicians, and production members will present the in-person concert at the First Christian Church in Canton on December 4 and 5 at 7 p.m.

The $12 general admission tickets may be purchased by contacting any Chorus member, by emailing srccommunitychorus@gmail.com, or by calling (309) 649-6269 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Proceeds from the concert fund SRC scholarships.

John L. Davis directs with Gretchen Fuller on piano, Drew Ponder on bass, Tom Sandman on percussion, as well as other chorus members playing a variety of instruments.  Silver Songs & Golden Gifts features sacred and contemporary numbers highlighting the joy and beauty of the winter holiday season.

“I enjoy researching and selecting songs representing the widest variety of musical genres,” John Davis says.  “We will present the electrifying Nigerian number Oba Ti De, right along with Silver Bells, Zat You, Santa Claus, and All I Want for Christmas is You.  We offer something for every person’s taste in this concert.”

In addition, a dramatic musical adaptation by Carol Davis of the beloved O. Henry story THE GIFT OF THE MAGI will be performed.  Seated is limited and pandemic protocols of the First Christian Church will be followed.

Singers in the Winter Concert include Tori Albanito, Andrea Barbknecht, Carla Bobell, Gloria Bradford, Laurie Brown, Janice Bruster, Cecily Burnham, Cassy Collins, Carol Davis, Jackie Davis, Linda Dilts, Sherry Hilton, Susan Juliusson, Denise Kirgan, Carol Kohler, Lindsey Larson, Aja Lawson, Wendy Martin, Sara Mathis, Sue Maurice, Joyce McGhee, Susie McMillen, Janet Munson, Natalie Orwig, Lisa Renner, Virginia Reter, Karen Shaw, Stacy Smith, Jean Sprecher, Julie Toney, Melissa Walker, Tammy Weaver, Lauren Wilcoxen, Pam Willison, Bruce Beal, Edwin Brinklow, Colin Davis, Kevin Dearing, Richard Etter, Aaron Haacke, Jacob Haarman, Kevin Kessler, Clay Klinedinst, Steve Mason, Trygve Meade, Chad Murphy, Ron Rupe, Shane Smith, Allen Smith, Mike Varnes and Randy Weaver.

“Due to the pandemic, the SRC Chorus could not perform its 15th anniversary concert in person last December,” Carol Davis, Artistic Director said.  “However, we were able to create a three-hour video filled with beautiful music, readings, and visual artistry submitted by our multi-talented chorus members.  The video was viewed by over 500 people and helped the SRC Foundation raise over $50,000 on its Giving Tuesday.”

The Chorus was able to present its summer musical revue The Musical World of Disney to a reduced audience in August.

“We are taking extra precautions for both our performers and our audience members this 2021-22 season so that we may continue to safely offer live performances,” Carol Davis said.  “We encourage our patrons to secure their tickets early as we will not have as many seats to offer as in years past.”

Next up Barry Cloyd’s musical and historical tribute to Jules Verne & H.G. Wells – The Birth of Sci-Fi and the First Citizens of the Future on Sunday, April 24, 2022.  The announcement of the 2022 Summer Musical will be announced soon.

For information about the Chorus, visit www.src.edu/chorus.

Winter Concert Tickets Now on Sale