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Greenville College Announces Choir’s 2013 Spring Concert Season

Greenville College Announces Choir’s 2013 Spring Concert Season

The Greenville College Choir (Greenville, Illinois) is pleased to announce its concert itinerary for 2012-2013.  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 86th Anniversary year the Greenville College Choir has been invited to perform in St. Louis with the professional early music ensemble known as the Kingsbury Ensemble (April).  The choir will also take an extended 10-day spring tour to the South Central United States. 

Last year the Choir was invited to perform at the Illinois Music Educators Conference and the American Choral Directors Association's Central Division Convention.  In November 2009 the College Choir performed with the Boston Camerata at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.  In April 2011 the Choir sang with the American Kantorei at Concordia Seminary (St. Louis).  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 45 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 his Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois). He earned the Master of Music degree in choral music and the 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 College Choir's 2013 spring tour program may be viewed here.  The concert schedule includes the following performances:

Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
250 West Decatur Street, Decatur, IL  62522
Phone: (217) 423-7783    Website:

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Moundford Free Methodist Church
1803 E. Mound Road, Decatur, IL  62526
Phone: (217) 877-1577    Website:

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

Second Presbyterian Church
4501 Westminster Place, St. Louis, MO  63108
Phone: (314) 367-0367   Website:

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Living Word United Methodist Church
17315 Manchester Road, Wildwood, MO  63038
Phone: (636) 821-2800    Website: 

Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Faith Family Church
710 Highway 240, Fayette, MO 65248
Phone: (660) 248-2209    Website:

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 9:00 and 10:35 a.m. Worship Services

Lawrence Free Methodist Church
3001 Lawrence Avenue, Lawrence, KS  66047
Phone: (785) 842-2343   Website:

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

McPherson Free Methodist Church
1010 South Maple Street, McPherson, KS  67460
Phone: (620) 241-7176    Website:

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Quail Springs Baptist Church
14613 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK  73134
Phone: (405) 755-9240    Website:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church of Arlington
313 North Center Street, Arlington, TX  76011
Phone: (817) 274-2571    Website:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

First United Methodist Church
2201 East Hebron Parkway, Carrollton, TX  75010
Phone: (469) 568-1240    Website:

Friday, March 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

King's way United Methodist Church
2401 South Lone Pine Avenue, Springfield, MO  65804
Phone: (417) 881-6363    Website:

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 4:45 p.m. Mass

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
4431 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO  63108
Phone: (314) 373-8200    Website:

Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. Worship Services

St. Matthew United Methodist Church
1200 Moreland Drive, Belleville, IL  62223
Phone: (618) 397-5994   Website:

Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Choir Home Concert - Greenville Free Methodist Church
1367 East State Route 140, Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: (618) 664-2584    Website:

Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Concert with the Kingsbury Ensemble - Memorial Presbyterian Church
201 S. Skinker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105-2317
Phone: (314) 721-0943    Website:˜sacarlin

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

Greenville College Commencement concert - Whitlock Music Center
315 E. College Avenue, Greenville, IL  62246
Phone: (618) 664-6560    Website:

Greenville College is a four-year accredited Christian liberal arts school with more than 1,200 traditional undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree completion students.  Founded in 1892 and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church, the college is located in Greenville, Illinois, 45 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri.

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



This story was published on January 16, 2013

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