Category Archives: Opus 24

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

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
Decatur Choral Society