News - Greenville College Choir to Sing in Hillsboro and Centralia, Illinois on Sunday, November 11

Greenville College Choir to Sing in Hillsboro and Centralia, Illinois on Sunday, November 11

Greenville College Choir to Sing in Hillsboro and Centralia, Illinois on Sunday, November 11

On Sunday, November 11 the Greenville College Choir (Greenville, Illinois) will sing in the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service at Hillsboro Free Methodist Church (1400 Seymour Avenue, Hillsboro, Illinois) and present a 6:00 p.m. Concert at Centralia Free Methodist Church (1606 E. McCord St., Centralia, Illinois).  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 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.

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 details about worship services at Hillsboro Free Methodist Church call (217) 532-2216 or visit  Further information about the concert at Centralia Free Methodist Church may be obtained by calling (618) 532-7776.  To learn more about the Greenville College Choir or Greenville College call the Music Department Office at (618) 664-6560.

This story was published on November 02, 2012

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