GLT Datebook: Sound Of Illinois Chorus Celebrates Diamond Anniversary

Mar 4, 2017

The award-winning Sound of Illinois Chorus has been entertaining audiences for 75 years.
Credit Sound of Illinois Chorus

The stalwart men's A Capella group, The Sound of Illinois Chorus, marks its 75th anniversary with a concert at the BCPA.

  • The concert is Saturday, March 11 at 2 and 7 PM at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
  • The group was one of the first to form as part of the Barbershop Harmony Society 75 years ago.
  • Kevin McClelland, a baritone in the group attributed the group's longevity to  great leadership through the years.
  • All men who are interested in singing and comraderie are welcome to join the group.  They meet Tuesday nights for a couple of hours at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. 
  • Youth outreach is important to the group to pass on the love of singing.  The Youth in Harmony Festival occurs each year to introduce young people to harmony singing.  

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