"...the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity. We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children's minds and spirits. That is why, in any civilization - ours included - the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term 'education.' We know from long experience that no one can claim to be truly educated who lacks basic knowledge and skills in the arts."
-National Standards for Arts Education
SRC Community Chorus Winter Concert Tickets Now On Sale
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 email@example.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 2022 Summer Musical will be announced soon.
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Concerts and Productions since 2005:
The SRC Community Chorus presents 2-3 concerts, revues, plays, and musicals each year. To date, the list includes:
- The Musical World of Disney
50 Years of Broadway
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
A Golden Holiday
Songs for the Season
A Joyous Jubilee
A Classic Afternoon with Alison Richter-Meuth and John L. Davis
Cole, Irving, George, & Jerome
An American Choral Mosaic
A Winter Tapestry
Broadway, Start to Finish
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Songs and Snowflakes
Handel's Messiah (twice)
- Ken Bradbury in Concert
Winter Tales & Tunes
The River's Song by Barry Cloyd
Frosty Airs & Fables
Burl Ives: Midwestern Minstrel by Barry Cloyd
Home for the Holidays: Virtually Unplugged (2020 Virtual Holiday Concert)
Man of La Mancha
Pirates of Penzance
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Guys and Dolls
A Tuna Christmas
- The Guys
*Denotes an original production written by a member of the SRC Community Chorus
Shows for a Cause:
The SRC Community Chorus operates under the auspices of the SRC Foundation and is entirely self-funded, with occasional support from entities such as Two Rivers Arts Council. Since its inception, it has raised well over $100,000 for the Foundation's scholarship program and has established seven permanent, endowed scholarships, each named after a Chorus member or someone special to the Chorus:
- The Tom Greenwell Memorial Scholarship
- The Marge Saville Memorial Scholarship
- The Harley Davis Scholarship
- The Roger Howerter Memorial Scholarship
- The Gail A. Mathis Memorial Scholarship
- The Vicki Murphy Memorial Scholarship
- The David L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
The Guys (September 2021)
The Musical World of Disney (August 2021)
Home for the Holidays: Virtually Unplugged (December 2020 Virtual Concert)
Barry Cloyd: Burl Ives, Midwestern Minstrel (February 2020)
Frosty Airs & Fables (December 2019)
Guys and Dolls (June 2019)
Winter Tales and Tunes (December 2018)
A Piano Potpourri (February 2018)
Songs and Snowflakes (December 2017)
Vanities (August 2017)
A Joyous Jubilee (December 2016)
Bleacher Bums (September 2016)
Hotel Holidaze (March 2016)
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (June 2015)
Quilters (September 2014)
BROADWAY: Start to Finish (March 2014)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (November 2013)
Man of La Mancha (July 2013)
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (May 2013)
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Feb. 2013)
Messiah (Dec. 2012)
Cole, Irving, George and Jerome (Feb. 2012)
Mass Theatrical (Feb. 2011)
Lincoln's America (Nov. 2010)
Holiday Show (Dec. 2009)