2015 Scholarship Application

Attn: Macon County High School Students, Choir members, Choir Directors and voice teachers:

The Decatur Choral Society/Opus 24 will award scholarships to be applied towards voice lessons with a member of the Preparatory Dept. faculty at Millikin University. Any Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior attending a Macon County high school in the Fall of 2014 may apply to audition.

Auditions will be held May 2015 at First Lutheran Church in Decatur. A piano accompanist will be provided. One selection demonstrating the student’s vocal ability will be required for the audition. Applicants will be notified of their audition slot.

Applications must be received by May 1, 2015.

Click here to download an application form.

The award will be presented on the first Tuesday in June at the Decatur Choral Society Patron Appreciation Reception.


Opus 24’s umbrella organization, Decatur Choral Society, is making plans for the 25th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for May 14-15, 2016, in Decatur, Illinois.

You will receive more information by email in upcoming months. If you see an error in your address, or want to make a change, please let me know. If you know an Opus alum who has not received this note, ask them to either contact me or give me their contact information (preferably an email address). If you wish to not receive further information, please let me know.

We look forward to seeing all of you. You are part of the reason that Opus 24 has been so successful for a quarter of a century! If you want to see what Opus 24 has been doing, check out our website http://decaturopus.com and follow us on Twitter at the following account: @Decaturopus24.


Bill Horton
Decatur Choral Society

Our Patron Appreciation Reception 2015

On June 2, 2015, The Decatur Choral Society is inviting our patrons and Opus 24 singers to our annual Patron Appreciation Reception. The Society appreciates our community’s support for Opus, and is delighted to host this yearly event.

It will start at 6:00 PM. Board members and Opus 24 singers will be providing various dishes in the style of a good old fashioned potluck. Formal invitations will be mailed out about a month before the event.

We always enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where singers, board members, and patrons can meet and visit with old and new friends. Included in the activities will be the introduction of the DCS board members, a State of the Society presentation, a peek at upcoming Opus activities, and Opus will perform a few of its favorite pieces from its recent spring concert. We hope you will continue your support this year, and be sure to put the reception on your calendar now.

Bill Horton
Decatur Choral Society