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Some skinny on Heartland Community Chorus

Heartland Community Chorus in Highland

Heartland Community Chorus based out of Highland, Illinois, will hold auditions for the 2019-20 concert season Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
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Heartland Community Chorus based out of Highland, Illinois, will hold auditions for the 2019-20 concert season Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

Here is some general information about Heartland Community Chorus.

Board of directors

  • President: Sheldon W. Culver
  • Vice-president: Marge Detmer
  • Financial secretary: Sheila Gruender
  • Recording secretary: Jim Meyer
  • Treasurer: Jerry Bennett
  • Members: Larry Essenpreis, Tom Hoffmann, Mary Thole, and Bob Vance

Personnel

  • Artistic director: Luanne Murphy
  • Accompanist: Roberta Swaim
  • Executive director: Jerry Bennett

Singers’ communities

  • Breese, Columbia, Edwardsville, Greenville, Highland, Pocahontas, Trenton, St. Jacob, St. Rose, and Troy

Community support

People can support the chorus financially with their purchase of a season ticket. Donors are recognized in concert programs and the benefits are as follows:

  • Resonators: With gifts of $350+ people will receive four free season tickets: that’s 12 concert tickets. The person’s name will be listed in their programs, and they will be seated in row 1 or 2 at concerts;
  • Troubadours: With gifts of $250+ people will receive three free season tickets: That’s nine concert tickets. The individual’s name will be listed in the programs, and they will have reserved seating;
  • Choristers: With a gift of $150+ people will receive two free season tickets: That’s six concert tickets. The individual’s name will be listed in the programs, and they will have reserved seating;
  • Voices: With a gift of $75+ people will receive one free season ticket: That’s three concert tickets. The individual’s name will be listed in the programs, and they will have reserved seating; and
  • Single season ticket: Price is $30. The regular ticket price is $15 per concert, so $30 for three concerts means people will receive one concert free. The individual’s name will be listed in the programs, and they will have reserved seating.
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