As the new President of the Decatur Choral Society Board of Directors, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m a born-and-raised Decaturite, a 1999 graduate of MacArthur High School, a 2003 graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and I’ve lived in or near Decatur my entire life. I currently work at Millikin University, and serve on the Community Foundation’s Next Gen committees.
Music has always been a part of my life. My parents like to tell me that I was singing before I could talk, and dancing as soon as I could walk. I studied ballet as a child, performed with Big B.O.S.S. and the Decatur Young Park Singers, sang in choir during high school and college, and led praise & worship at my church for over a decade. Opus 24 is by far one of the best choral groups I’ve performed with, and to be part of a group that is so passionate about music continues to inspire me.
We at Opus 24 and Decatur Choral Society are excited to bring you “All the Stars Shone Forth” this November. Stars have always been a guiding force in the universe. Sailors used them to navigate the open sea, migrating birds use stars as guidance…and three men followed a star to find a newborn child. With this concert, we hope to bring a bit of that guiding light down to earth.
I hope you will join us on November 26. Thank you for your continued support of Opus 24 and the Decatur Choral Society.
President, Decatur Choral Society