We are looking forward to seeing you at Opus 24’s Spring Concert on May 12, 2015. The theme this year is My Song in the Night, and we will perform at Decatur Central Christian Church at 7:30 PM. I suggest that you get there fairly early since seating fills up rather quickly.

There are a variety of choral genres which should appeal to everyone’s listening palate. I am not able to narrow down my favorite yet, but I imagine that by the time the evening concert, I will know which song appeals to me the most.

After the concert the Opus singers and members of the Decatur Choral Society’s Board of Directors will be in the entrance area to greet you and visit with our old and new friends. One topic which I am sure will come up will be to ask what you enjoyed most about our concert. As many of you recall, I always ask which piece was your favorite. That can be a tough question to answer, but that is what many of us will want to know, just for the fun of comparing notes. I am sure you will enjoy all the music you will hear. We are looking forward to singing for you. If you are able to invite a friend, be sure to let them know before the concert begins that they will hear that familiar question. Everyone should have their pencil ready!

Bill Horton
Decatur Choral Society

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 and follow us on Twitter at the following account: @Decaturopus24.


Bill Horton
Decatur Choral Society