Category Archives: 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 2015 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


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
Decatur Choral Society