Greenville College Announces Choir’s 2015-16 Concert Season

Greenville College is pleased to announce the Greenville College Choir’s concert itinerary for 2015-16. 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. The Choir recently returned from an extended Summer 2015 concert tour of Ireland. During the current 89th Anniversary year, the Greenville College Choir will travel throughout the Midwestern US. Weekend performances will take place in the Peoria, Ill. and Metro-East/St. Louis areas. An eight-day spring concert tour of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky will include stops in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville.

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 35 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 Norway, Germany, Spain, England, and America. The Choir’s 2015-16 concert schedule includes the following performances:

Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 10:15 a.m. Prelude & Worship Service
PANA FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
619 Kitchell Street, Pana, Illinois 62557
Phone: (217) 562-2823 Website: http://www.panafirstunitedmethodist.org/

Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
HILLSBORO FREE METHODIST CHURCH
1400 Seymour Avenue, Hillsboro, Illinois 62049
Phone: (217) 532-2216 Website: hillsborofmc.org

Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
GREENVILLE CHORAL UNION 85TH ANNIVERSARY MESSIAH CONCERT
WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER
315 E. College Avenue, Greenville, Illinois 62246
Phone: (618) 664-6560 Website: www.greenville.edu

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – Worship Services at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. – Concert at 4:00 p.m.
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
8607 N. State Route 91, Peoria, Illinois 61615-9506
Phone: (309) 693-3641 Website: http://www.gracepres.org/

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
115 West B Street, Belleville, Illinois 62220
Phone: (618) 233-3303 Website: www.stpaulucc.org

Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
MATTIS AVENUE FREE METHODIST CHURCH
1913 S. Mattis Avenue, Champaign, Illinois 61821
Phone: (217) 355-5947 Website: http://www.mattisave.org/

Sunday, March 20, 2016 – 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Services and 3:00 p.m. Concert
ST. MARK’S CHURCH
320 Franklin Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134
Phone: (630) 232-0133 Website: www.stmarks-geneva.org

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
WINONA LAKE FREE METHODIST CHURCH
902 College Avenue, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590
Phone: (574) 267-7260 Website: http://wlfmc.org

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
JOHN WESLEY FREE METHODIST CHURCH
5900 West 46th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
Phone: (317) 291-3730 Website: www.johnwesleyfmc.org

Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m.
WILMORE FREE METHODIST CHURCH
1200 Lexington Road, Wilmore, Kentucky 40390
Phone: (859) 858-3521 Website: http://wilmorefmc.org

Thursday, March 24 – 10::00 a.m. Chapel Service
THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
2825 Lexington Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40280
Phone: (502) 897-4011 Website: www.sbts.edu

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
VINCENNES FREE METHODIST CHURCH
1423 North 4th Street, Vincennes, Indiana 47591
Phone: (812) 882-5002 Website: www.vincennesfmc.org

Friday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON FREE METHODIST CHURCH
1155 Troy Road, Washington, Indiana 47501
Phone: (812) 254-5440 Website: www.washfmchurch.org

Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
CHOIR HOME CONCERT – GREENVILLE FREE METHODIST CHURCH
1367 East State Route 140, Greenville, Illinois 62246
Phone: (618) 664-2584 Website: http://greenvillefmc.org/

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.
Spring Choral Concert (Maurice Duruflé Requiem)
UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
721 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois 62220
Phone: (618) 233-6375 Website: www.unionumc.org

Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
GREENVILLE COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT CONCERT – WHITLOCK MUSIC CENTER
315 E. College Avenue, Greenville, Illinois 62246
Phone: (618) 664-6560 Website: www.greenville.edu

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.