News - Greenville College Choir Homecoming Concert Set For Friday, October 19

Greenville College Choir Homecoming Concert Set For Friday, October 19

Greenville College Choir Homecoming Concert Set For Friday, October 19

The Greenville College Choir (Greenville, Illinois) will perform a Homecoming Weekend Concert on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on the Greenville College campus. This concert will be part of the College's Homecoming festivities.

Founded in 1927 by Dr. Robert W. Woods, the Greenville College 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) and will take an extended 10-day spring tour in 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. 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 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.

For further details about the Choir Concert, call the Greenville College Music Department Office (618-664-6560).


This story was published on October 12, 2012

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