SRC Community Chorus

"...the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity.  We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children's minds and spirits.  That is why, in any civilization - ours included - the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term 'education.'  We know from long experience that no one can claim to be truly educated who lacks basic knowledge and skills in the arts."

-National Standards for Arts Education

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What's up in 2022? We are!

SRC Community Chorus Winter Concert Poster
Spoon River College Community Chorus presents 

Our Favorite Things: A Concert for the Winter Season
A musical variety of sacred and secular winter/holiday songs by over 60 singers/musicians and featuring a tribute to The Sound of Music with Children's Chorus.

First Christian Church, 215 W. Elm Street in Canton

Saturday December 3rd at 7 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, December 4th at 3 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, December 4th and 7 p.m.

General Admission Tickets $10/person
Seating limited to 120 per performance.

Click here to purchase tickets (or scan the QR Code below)
Or call (309) 649-6260, M-F, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Proceeds to the Craig M. Zilly Scholarship
Dedicated in memory of Susie McMillen

SRC Community Chorus Announces 2022-23 Season

Photo of Into the Woods (June 2022)

For its 2022-2023 season, the SRC Community Chorus presents A Season for All Generations.  Celebrating a love of live performance, this season brings together generations of experienced performers, skilled directors, and emerging talents for three separate offerings.

The season begins with The Best of Barry Cloyd for one performance only on October 23, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. in the SRC Theatre. Internationally award-winning singer/songwriter Barry Cloyd captivates and educates his audiences by blending period music with historical storytelling.  This show features segments from his most popular shows.  For every adult with a paid ticket, one child/youth/student under 18 receives a complimentary ticket.  Tickets go on sale September 19.   

Our Favorite Things:  A Concert for the Winter Season, directed by John L. Davis, runs December 3 at 7:00 p.m. and December 4, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Canton. This concert features secular, sacred, classical and Broadway musical numbers celebrating the holidays and the beauty of winter.  Anyone with a love of singing is welcome to participate. 

"This year our concert will also celebrate the 120th birthday of Richard Rodgers with a special focus on his work The Sound of Music," Davis said.  "Our members ages currently span from 18 to 87.  This year we will be adding a children's group to the concert and feature them in The Sound of Music segment as singers/performers.  We've also added a matinee on December 4 for those who prefer daytime performances." 

Rehearsals for Our Favorite Things begin September 15.  To learn more about participation, please contact the Chorus at

The Show of Shows Showcase June 2-4, 2023, completes the Chorus season.  The musical revue of Broadway numbers will be directed by Carol Davis.

Young emerging performers from 18-30 will be invited to participate in a performance workshop as well as perform in the staged showcase. Invited participants will receive personalized performance strategies from a panel of music directors, prepare their own special Broadway numbers from what they've learned, and receive constructive critiques for improvement from panelists. The Showcase enables these emerging future stars to work alongside seasoned community/professional performers and participate in musical numbers with them.

"Despite the challenges of the last two years, our Chorus continued to discover ways to produce concerts and shows," said Carol Davis, Artistic Director.  "Our participants' dedication amazes me. We've noticed an increase in diversity and in age variety not only in our performers, but in our audiences.  This is vital for growth and sustainability in the arts and this year we celebrate. Our second overarching goal remains supporting student educational success through our Named Endowed Scholarship program."

"The SRC Community Chorus was established in 2005.  If the arts are to continue to thrive, it is vital that we reach out to all generations to develop new talents and new audiences.  We believe the multi-generational approach in our 2022-23 Season of Generations sets a solid foundation for years to come." 

For more information, email

Concerts and Productions since 2005:

The SRC Community Chorus presents 2-3 concerts, revues, plays, and musicals each year.  To date, the list includes:


  • The Best of Barry Cloyd: An Americana Composite by Barry Cloyd
  • The Musical World of Disney
  • 50 Years of Broadway
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • A Golden Holiday
  • Broadway, Too
  • Songs for the Season
  • A Joyous Jubilee
  • A Classic Afternoon with Alison Richter-Meuth and John L. Davis
  • Cole, Irving, George, & Jerome
  • An American Choral Mosaic
  • A Winter Tapestry
  • Lincoln's America
  • Broadway, Start to Finish
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Songs and Snowflakes
  • Handel's Messiah (twice)
  • Ken Bradbury in Concert
  • Winter Wonders
  • Winter Tales & Tunes
  • The River's Song by Barry Cloyd
  • Frosty Airs & Fables
  • Burl Ives: Midwestern Minstrel by Barry Cloyd
  • Home for the Holidays: Virtually Unplugged (2020 Virtual Holiday Concert)
  • Silver Songs & Golden Gifts
  • Man of La Mancha
  • Mass Theatrical*
  • Pirates of Penzance
  • Hotel Holidaze*
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
  • 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Quilters
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Into the Woods
  • Vanities
  • Bleacher Bums
  • A Tuna Christmas
  • The Guys
*Denotes an original production written by a member of the SRC Community Chorus

Shows for a Cause:

The SRC Community Chorus operates under the auspices of the SRC Foundation and is entirely self-funded, with occasional support from entities such as Two Rivers Arts Council.  Since its inception, it has raised well over $100,000 for the Foundation's scholarship program and has established seven permanent, endowed scholarships, each named after a Chorus member or someone special to the Chorus:

  • The Tom Greenwell Memorial Scholarship
  • The Marge Saville Memorial Scholarship
  • The Harley Davis Scholarship
  • The Roger Howerter Memorial Scholarship
  • The Gail A. Mathis Memorial Scholarship
  • The Vicki Murphy Memorial Scholarship
  • The David L. Bishop Memorial Scholarship
To learn more about these scholarships and other scholarships, visit

Past News...

Past Shows

Into the Woods (June 2022)

Photo of Into the Woods (June 2022)

Silver Songs & Golden Gifts (December 2021)

The Guys (September 2021)
The Guys

The Musical World of Disney (August 2021)The Musical World of Disney

Home for the Holidays: Virtually Unplugged (December 2020 Virtual Concert)Home for the Holidays: Virtually Unplugged Logo

Barry Cloyd: Burl Ives, Midwestern Minstrel (February 2020)

Barry Cloyd

Frosty Airs & Fables (December 2019)
Frosty Airs & Fables (Dec. 2019(

Guys and Dolls (June 2019)

Winter Tales and Tunes (December 2018)

A Piano Potpourri (February 2018)

Songs and Snowflakes (December 2017)

Vanities (August 2017)

A Joyous Jubilee (December 2016)
A Joyous Jubilee

Bleacher Bums (September 2016)

Hotel Holidaze (March 2016)

Hotel Holidaze cast

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (June 2015)
Spelling Bee cast

Quilters (September 2014)
Quilters cast

BROADWAY: Start to Finish (March 2014)Broadway cast

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (November 2013)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow cast

Man of La Mancha (July 2013)
Man of La Mancha cast

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (May 2013)
Charlie Brown cast

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Feb. 2013)
Andrew lloyd webber cast

Messiah (Dec. 2012)
Messiah cast

Cole, Irving, George and Jerome (Feb. 2012)
Cole, Irving, George and Jerome cast

Mass Theatrical (Feb. 2011)
Mass Theatrical cast

Lincoln's America (Nov. 2010)
Lincoln's America cast

Holiday Show (Dec. 2009)
Holiday show cast