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
President
Decatur Choral Society

Our Greatest Assets

One of Opus 24’s greatest assets is that we have so many friends who enjoy listening to good local choral music. For many years our concert attendance has exceeded 500 people who know when they are hearing excellent tenor and other sections perform a wide range of choral literature.

One reason that Opus can offer two or more concert opportunities each year is the financial support from our patrons. Ticket sales and ads alone are only part of the financial structure that is needed to offer our area the music that brings joy, contemplation, hope, inspiration, relaxation, entertainment, and a fine tenor section. The third source of income is our patrons’ generous gifts to help underwrite the Decatur Choral Society, which is the umbrella organization for Opus. Without these gifts we would not be able to offer the level of performances and support for our community which are available each fall and spring.

Please consider continuing your support or joining our wonderful group of patrons. Information about how to do this can be found in our programs, on this website, and in our newsletters. The benefits of your tax deductible generosity include recognition in Opus’s concert programs, receiving the DCS newsletter twice a year, and an invitation to join with Opus singers, the DCS Board of Directors, and many of our friends at our annual June 2, 2015 Patron Appreciation Reception. We hope that we get to see you at our May 12, 2015 Spring concert. Watch this site for more information.

William L Horton
President
Decatur Choral Society

Diversity

Opus 24’s singers are quite an assortment of folks. We come from many walks of life. While I don’t know all the work experiences that my friends have engaged in, I do know that we have people who have worked in education, medicine, the ministry, business, homemaking, banking, agriculture, environment, safety, public service, manufacturing, the arts, the military, engineering, law, and sales.

At this writing Opus members have attended 27 schools, colleges, and universities. About 37% of us have attended Millikin, and several Opus members have work and volunteer experiences there.

Recently our group has told our director of communications that they are affiliated with 24 area churches, and many of us sing in those choirs and have church leadership responsibilities.

How fortunate we are to have such a diverse group of women and men who can offer so much to Opus and the Decatur Choral Society! If you like to plan ahead, be sure to put our next concert date in your calendar. We sing on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 7:30 PM. We look forward to singing for you, and visiting with you after the performance. There will be more information about the concert and its location on this website in the next couple of months. See you soon!

Bill Horton
President
Decatur Choral Society