July 1 marked the completion of my 3-year term as Decatur Choral Society President. It’s been an honor and pleasure to work with those who are making ongoing contributions to the success of Opus 24 and choral music opportunities in our community.
I look forward to serving the remainder of my time on the board under the leadership of Becky Stubblefield, who succeeds me as President. We also welcome Kathi McClugage to the DCS Board. She was one of the original founders of Opus and will offer valuable insights as we move forward. Nancy Salefski has completed her board term and has offered to continue being involved with our newsletter and church mailings. Thank you, Nancy!
August will usher in the beginning of school and fall schedules. Opus rehearsals will soon follow in September. Thanks once again for all of your support!
DCS Board/Opus 24
The Opus 24 Spring concert is fast approaching! Join us Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 pm in the beautiful sanctuary of Central Christian Church, 650 W. William Street.
Mother’s Day observances will be fresh in our minds and hearts and are a great lead-in to our concert theme of “Sing Your Way Home.” Lots of memories and stories begin with our mothers and home.
We hope you will be with us for an evening of music that will meet you and welcome you with open arms, from Rutter’s “Requiem” to “Kumbaya” to “Across the Vast Eternal Sky” (which will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Keith Smith).
Following our concert, a reception will be held in the Friendship Center where we can continue to enjoy the evening together.
Thank you from our Opus 24 members and the Decatur Choral Society for your ongoing support!
Sheryl Frye, Decatur Choral Society President
Area high school singers are encouraged to audition for a chance to be awarded a scholarship to be applied toward vocal music lessons through Millikin University Preparatory Department.
Decatur Choral Society/Opus 24 will award scholarships to be applied to voice lessons with a Millikin University Voice Faculty member through the Preparatory Department. Any upcoming freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior attending a Macon County high school in the fall of 2019 is eligible to audition.
Auditions will be held Sunday, March 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at First Lutheran Church in Decatur, IL.
Interested students should click on the following link to fill out their application and upload a brief autobiography, recent photo, a copy of their school transcript and a letter of recommendation.