The Opus 24 25th Anniversary CD is now available. The recording is the full 25th Anniversary Concert performed on May 15, 2016 at Central Christian Church. The CD is available at the Decatur Area Arts Council, First Lutheran Church and Central Christian Church in Decatur. Each CD is $10. Profits go to the Decatur Choral Society’s Vocal Scholarships.

If you wish to purchase a CD through this website, please do the following:

Make your check payable to the Decatur Choral Society for $11.50 . This covers all mailing costs, as well. Mail check to:

Nancy Salefski                                                                                                                                              343 Dawson Road                                                                                                                                    Decatur, IL 62521

The CD will be mailed to you when payment is received. Be sure your address is included.

Once Upon a Tiptone

“Once Upon a Tiptone”…
As Opus 24 moves into its 26th season, we have enjoyed the many memories of our 25th anniversary celebration that included our Spring concert of specially-selected pieces from the past, the commissioned work of “Sing On” composed by Millikin Professor Randall Reyman and our own Milt Scott, the wonderful alumni dinner and post-concert reception. The “full house” concert was hosted at Central Christian Church with the events orchestrated by a talented committee who have been planning our silver anniversary for quite some time.
As the recently-elected President of the Decatur Choral Society, I appreciate the continued opportunity to sing with Opus and to work with the DCS Board. Forty-five years ago, I was an Eisenhower High School Concert Choir member and performed with the “Tiptone” ensemble under “Mr. Scott’s” direction. As a Decatur native, EHS and Millikin graduate, there’s been lots of connections with the Opus organization including past classmates, co-workers, old and new friends, and even those I baby-sat for their children many years ago(how ’bout that?!?)
Many thanks to everyone for your continued commitment to Opus, sharing your talents and gifts, the support of our patrons, all bound by our love for music.
Sheryl Frye
President
Decatur Choral Society

From the Conductor

If you missed our Spring 25th Anniversary Concert or if you want to rehear it because you loved it so much, then we have a deal for you!. The Anniversary Concert CD will be available starting July 22, 2016. They will be sold at the Decatur Area Arts Council and First Lutheran Church. Eventually, other venues will be available. The CD is $10 and contains the entire concert. Included are song titles, composers and singers/instrumentalists. Our recording guru John Rasche did a fantastic job. Plan on purchasing yours soon.

Thank you all for your fantastic support these past years. No we look forward to our 26th year starting with our Tuesday,  Nov. 22 concert at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Decatur. See you there!

Milt Scott, Conductor