The Greenville College Choir will present a choral music concert at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at Greenville Free Methodist Church. 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 and has recently returned from a Spring 2016 concert tour of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
During the current 89th Anniversary year, the Greenville College Choir will travel throughout the Midwestern US, including an 8-day spring concert tour of Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky with stops in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville. The Choir’s tour program includes music from Norway, Germany, Spain, England, and America. 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 34 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.
For further details about the concert call Greenville Free Methodist Church at (618) 664-2584 or visit www.greenvillefmc.org. 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.