PEORIA — The Morton Civic Chorus will celebrate its 47th year of raising money for patients of Chronic Kidney Disease with its "Encore" concert May 22-27.
Directed by Denise Adams, the musical revue will be held at the Hartmann Center Theater on the Bradley University campus, with performances at 7:30 p.m. May 22 to 26 and 2 p.m. May 27.
For the past 47 years, the Morton Civic Chorus has been the largest fundraising arm for the Central Illinois Memorial Kidney Fund. CIMKF is an organization that assists patients of chronic kidney disease with costs for medication, transportation for dialysis treatments and daily living needs.
The chorus started in 1971, and its members were motivated to choose dialysis patients as their charity when one of their members was afflicted with the disease. In 1976 CIMKF was formed to allow the distribution of monies throughout central Illinois.
This year marks the 34th year in which Denise Adams will be directing the chorus. Adams chooses the music, rehearses the chorus, stages and choreographs the show and assists in costuming. She has been a music teacher for the past 34 years, retiring last year.
Encore 2018 selections include: "Celebrate and Sing," "May the Road Rise Up," "Nella Fantasia," "Thankful" and "God Bless the USA."
Tickets are $15 and available at Kidder Music, Morton Community Bank or online at mortoncivicchorus.org. For show information call 677-4966.