Mayberry comes to Coles County! Join us for our 2013 show, Music in Mayberry, Saturday, June 22 at the Charleston High School Auditorium. Tickets are now available for purchase online or from any CCC member.
This picture summary describes some, but not all of the activities enjoyed by those who attended the Illinois District Spring Convention in Washington, IL (April 12-13, 2013). Though others may enjoy, it is basically prepared for Coles County Chorus members, past members and other friends…including the great guys from the Belleville Chorus who supplied almost half of the singers for the combined Down State Chorus.
Even though it took place a month after the original scheduled date, the Coles County Chorus’ 19th Annual Lenten Benefit Concert was a success. A freewill offering collected from the audience during the one-hour program raised nearly $2,500 for local charities dedicated to fighting hunger and homelessness in Coles County.
This is a first! The Coles County Chorus takes the stage in Washington, Illinois April 13th with men from the Sounds of Harmony Chorus (Belleville, IL), the Okaw Valley Chorus (Salem, IL), the Mississippi Valley Chorus (Collinsville, IL) and the Florissant Valley Men of Harmony (Florissant, MO).
The Coles County Chorus is saddened to learn that another longtime member has joined the Chapter Eternal.
What a shame. We were ready for a meaningful program. When I left my Charleston home, there was no snow on the hood of the Jeep parked in my driveway. Ninety minutes later, there was 6.5 inches.
Seeking to entertain community residents and to raise funds for area high school vocal music programs, three quartets from the Coles County Barbershop Chorus sang more than 70 performances in and around Charleston and Mattoon.
After two successful Christmas Benefit Concerts and singing in a dozen Nursing or Assisted Living Facilities, we took some time off. NOT ! Lots of vocal folds vibrating in recent weeks, especially around the Christmas season.
25 members (plus one special guest) joined us to sing carols for more than 100 people at five different nursing homes or senior living sites last night. We finished with a pizza party and gift exchange. It was especially good to see Jim Kraatz eating pizza with us, and long time friend Larry Icenogle dropped in from Fort Sill, Oklahoma for the festivities.
The Coles County Chorus presented its 37th Annual Christmas Benefit Concerts on December 2, 2012. The chorus performed two excellent programs of secular and sacred music. Best of all, we collected over $3,800 for local food pantries and HOPE, a homeless/domestic abuse shelter.