Opus 24 will be giving three concerts this spring. Besides our May 13 home concert at Central Christian Church, we will be singing at Danville St. James United Methodist Church on Sunday March 30th at 3:00 PM.
On Sunday, May 4th we will be singing in Elgin’s Gail Borden Library at 3:30 PM.
If you have acquaintances in these areas, perhaps you could mention our concerts and website to them. We’ll be delighted to make new friends with connections to our Opus friends from this area.
As a singer in Opus 24, I always look forward to seeing the music we will sing for our next concert. Our director chooses the pieces, and he always seems to keep on top of what new choral music is available. Many of our selections in each concert are new to us. He also likes to revisit pieces that we have done in the past, although often these are new to several members of Opus. This requires him to frequently look through Opus’s choral library which we keep in the basement of the Decatur Area Arts Council.
Our concerts are always a mix of old and new pieces. Over the years Opus has performed hundreds of different songs from most of music’s genres—sacred and secular, classical and pop, folk and theater. Each concert’s selections complement the theme around which our music is centered.
Opus is a flexible ensemble and we enjoy the challenges which good music demands, as well as the haunting melodies and imagery that you will hear in our concert selections. If you have a favorite choral piece which you would like us to perform, please contact Milt or me so that it can be considered for an upcoming program.