Category Archives: Performances

Can you let them know?

Opus 24 will be giving three concerts this spring. Besides our May 13 home concert at Central Christian Church, we will be singing at Danville St. James United Methodist Church on Sunday March 30th at 3:00 PM.

On Sunday, May 4th we will be singing in Elgin’s Gail Borden Library at 3:30 PM.

If you have acquaintances in these areas, perhaps you could mention our concerts and website to them. We’ll be delighted to make new friends with connections to our Opus friends from this area.

Bill Horton
Decatur Choral Society


Message from the Decatur Choral Society President

I hope you enjoyed the Opus 24 Fall Concert on November 26. We loved being being able to perform for you. In my last website post I mentioned that I would tell you which piece was my favorite.

I really enjoyed singing “The Shepherd’s Carol”, our third piece we sang. I like the melody, the message, and the arrangement , especially the tenors’ part. I really do appreciate all the sections for their fine efforts in accompanying the tenors. I also liked “Northern Lights” and “The Ground”, and any one of these songs could be in the number one spot in my personal “Hit Parade.” There are quite a few of the Opus singers who don’t understand the reference to “Hit Parade”, and I think you should explain it to them.

I also had my least favorite, but I won’t tell you what it was, because I don’t want to hurt a certain director’s feelings, and he is too talented to mess with. I imagine all of the singers had a favorite and a least favorite selection, and the choices would include most of the arrangements which were sung.

Concerts are like that. I personally guarantee you that if you concentrate on what you like the best that you will live longer, be healthier, and enjoy a happier life.

I am already looking forward to our Spring Concert on May 13, 2014. Milt has hinted about its theme and some of the selections we will be performing. He’s something else!

William Horton
Decatur Choral Society