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Greenville College Choir to Perform Last Home Concert of the Semester

Greenville College Choir

The Greenville College Choir will perform a home concert at 5:00 pm (immediately following the commencement ceremony) on Saturday, May 23 in the James E.Wilson Recital Hall in the Whitlock Music Center (315 E. College Ave. Greenville, IL). Founded in 1927 by Dr. Robert W. Woods, the Greenville College Choir has attained a widespread reputation for performing sacred choral music of the highest quality.

During the current 88th Anniversary year, the Greenville College Choir has sung in Indiana and Illinois, and will be taking an extended tour to Ireland in May-June 2015. The Choir’s tour program includes music from England, Ireland, and America. In the past several years the Greenville College Choir has been invited to perform with the Kingsbury Ensemble (one of the Midwest’s premier professional early music ensembles), as well as at the Illinois Music Educators Conference and the American Choral Directors Association’s Central Division Convention. The Choir regularly joins with the Greenville Choral Union for concerts of larger choral-orchestral works such as Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, and the annual Christmas performance of Handel’s Messiah.

The Greenville College Choir consists of 40 undergraduate students from various fields of liberal arts study, including the College’s five music degree programs. As the flagship choral ensemble of Greenville College, the Choir presents as many as twenty off-campus performances each year as part of its annual tour. Students’ dedication to the program is consistently made evident by the professional quality of their performances. 

Conductor Dr. Jeffrey S. Wilson received his Bachelor of Music degree in piano from Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois). He earned the Master of Music degree in choral music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wilson has served as conductor of the Choir since 1996.

Learn more about our 2015 Commencement Activities:

Greenville College Announces 2015 Commencement Schedule and Speakers

Commencement Information

Learn more about the GC Choir's upcoming tour in Ireland:

Land of Saints, Scholars and the GC Choir

General Information - Greenville College Choir Ireland Tour

This story was published on May 20, 2015

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