Greenville College Announces Choir’s 2014-15 Concert Season

Greenville College has announced the Greenville College Choir’s concert itinerary for 2014-15. Founded in 1927 by Dr. Robert W. Woods, the Greenville Choir has attained a widespread reputation for performing sacred choral music of the highest quality. During the current 88th Anniversary year, the Greenville College Choir will perform in the St. Louis, MO and Indianapolis, IN areas, as well as take a 12-day concert tour to Ireland in May-June 2015.

In the past several years the Greenville College Choir has been invited to perform with the Kingsbury Ensemble (one of the Midwest’s premier professional early music ensembles), as well as at the Illinois Music Educators Conference and the American Choral Directors Association’s Central Division Convention. The Choir regularly joins with the Greenville Choral Union for concerts of larger choral-orchestral works such as Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, and the annual Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah.

The Greenville Choir consists of 44 undergraduate students from various fields of liberal arts study, including the College’s five music degree programs. As the flagship choral ensemble of Greenville College, the Choir presents as many as twenty off-campus performances each year as part of its annual tour. Students’ dedication to the program is consistently made evident by the professional quality of their performances.

Conductor Jeffrey S. Wilson received a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois). He earned a Master of Music degree in choral music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wilson has served as conductor of the choir since 1996.

The Greenville Choir’s tour program includes music from England, Ireland, and America and may be viewed here. The Choir’s 2014-15 concert schedule includes the following performances:

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
LIGHT AND LIFE FREE METHODIST CHURCH
8264 County Road 100 S, Avon, IN 46123
Phone: (317) 839-5151 Website: http://avonlightandlife.org

Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 10:15 a.m. Prelude & Worship Service
JOHN WESLEY FREE METHODIST CHURCH
5900 West 46th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
Phone: (317) 291-3730 Website: www.johnwesleyfmc.org

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
GOBIN MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
PO Box 66, 307 Simpson Street, Greencastle, Indiana 46135
Phone: (765) 658-6010 Website: www.gobinumc.org

Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 10:30 a.m. Worship Service
GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH
1300 Belt Line Road, Collinsville, Illinois 62234
Phone: (618) 344-3151 Website: www.goodshepherdcollinsville.org

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
EMMANUEL FREE METHODIST CHURCH
3993 Fosterburg Road, Alton, Illinois 62002
Phone: (618) 258-7244 Website: www.efmc.org

Saturday, March 14, 2015 – 4:45 p.m. Mass
CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF ST. LOUIS
4431 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone: (314) 373-8200 Website: http://cathedralstl.com

Sunday, March 15, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. Worship Service
CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL
1210 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103
Phone: (314) 231-3454 Website: www.christchurchcathedral.us

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
4501 Westminster Place, St. Louis, Missouri 63108
Phone: (314) 367-0367 Website: www.secondchurch.net

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
GREENVILLE COLLEGE SPRING CHORAL CONCERT- WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER
315 E. College Avenue, Greenville, Illinois 62246
Phone: (618) 664-6560 Website: www.greenville.edu

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 5:15 p.m.
GREENVILLE COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT CONCERT – WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER
315 E. College Avenue, Greenville, Illinois 62246
Phone: (618) 664-6560 Website: www.greenville.edu

May 25-June 5, 2014 – Concert Tour of Ireland
CONCERTS IN BELFAST, DERRY, GALWAY, KILLARNEY, KILKENNY AND DUBLIN

For more information about the Greenville College Choir or Greenville College call the Music Department Office at (618) 664-6560 or visit www.greenville.edu .